The IBF announced today that the planned purse bid for Evengy Gradovich vs. Lee Selby, a mandatory defense of Gradovich’s title has been cancelled. Instead, an agreement has been reached for Gradovich vs. Selby to take place in London, England on April 25.
This is all from the IBF’s mouth, and we’ve yet to hear from the teams or promoters at this point. But looks like we can expect an announcement shortly with more details in terms of the exact location of fight and other issues, who will be on the undercard and all the rest.
Selby earned this shot by defeating Joel Brunker, and has said he’ll do the same thing to Gradovich. ProBoxing-Fans.com ranks Gradovich #6 and Selby #10 in the featherweight division. The division’s champion is Nicholas Walters.
Stay tuned for more updates as we get them.