Lee Selby to challenge IBF champion Evgeny Gradovich on April 25

20/02/2015 08:08

Lee Selby (20-1, 8 KOs) will challenge IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich (19-0-1, 9 KOs) on April 25 at the O2 Arena in London.

The Welsh featherweight star has been in fine form since he won the British and Commonwealth titles when defeating Stephen Smith by TKO in 2011.

He has battled his way into the mandatory position with a string of impressive wins, including an 9th round stoppage over previously unbeaten Joel Brunker in his last outing in October.

Russian Gradovich, who won the title from Billy Dib in March 2013, has defended on four occasions but had to settle for a draw against Jayson Velez in his last outing in November.