Selby sees off Okine in impressive fashion

Welshman Lee Selby retained his Commonwealth featherweight title with a fifth-round stoppage of Ghana's big-hitting Patrick Okine at Newport Leisure Centre on Friday night.

A sustained onslaught consisting of over 30 punches eventually sank Okine who was stopped in the act of rising by referee Terry O'Connor.

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Lee Selby: The kid that came out of nowhere

Where had Barry’s Lee Selby been hiding prior to his valedictory British and Commonwealth featherweight title win over Stephen Smith last September? The cocksure 25-year-old Welshman from Tony Borg’s flourishing St Jo’s stable in Newport proved a revelation by comprehensively outboxing, then felling, the former European amateur medallist in his home city of Liverpool.

Okine promises to upset Selby

Patrick Okine, challenger for Lee Selby's Commonwealth featherweight title, has promised to shock the champion in his homecoming on Friday night at the Newport Sports Centre.

The heavy-handed Ghanaian is on a KO run that has seen him finish of his last five opponents early and intends to make Welsh star Selby his latest victim.

‘I'm not flying 5,000 miles to Wales to lose, I'm coming to Wales to knock-out Selby, cold,’ said Okine. 

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Selby: ‘Mayweather Gym inspired me’

Lee Selby has been boosted by training alongside the world’s best pound-for-pound fighter Floyd Mayweather ahead of his Welsh homecoming on May 25 at the Newport Sports Centre.

The Barry star has just finished a training stint at Mayweather’s Las Vegas gym as he prepares for his Commonwealth featherweight title defence against Patrick Okine, live on BoxNation (Sky 456, Virgin 546).

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