It has been confirmed by promoter Frank Warren today that Lee Selby’s IBF world featherweight title defence against Josh Warrington will be held in Warrington’s hometown of Leeds, at Elland Road, the football stadium of Leeds United.

It will be a dream come true for Josh Warrington as he looks to become Leeds first world champion in front of his loyal and larger than life fanbase at his beloved football club.

As for Selby he will be looking to make a successful 5th defence of the IBF belt he won against Evgeny Gradovich in 2015 and is no stranger to defending his title on the road.

The bout will be televised live on BT sport/Boxnation on Saturday, May 19th.