Selby takes on Mexican fighter in weekend clash

ROMULO Koasicha has warned Barry's boxing star Lee Selby he will end his winning streak when the pair meet in a WBC world featherweight title eliminator at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Saturday.

Mexican Koasicha juggles his studies for a degree in mechanical engineering with his blossoming career in the ring and is aiming to land the vacant WBC international belt and catapult his name into the world title mix in the process.

“I’m very happy and motivated as it’s a very important fight,” said Koasicha. “I’m excited to fight in Great Britain and out of Mexico for the first time. We’re going there to win.

“We’ve seen a few videos of Selby. He’s a good boxer with a lot of technique; he knows how to manage distance and punches hard for the featherweight division. But we have the strategy to fight and win."

“I only had a two week break between my last fight and starting preparation for this one. I have seen in his videos that he lets his guard down and all this forms part of the strategy. If he tries something different then we’ll adapt. Depending on how he fights we’ll adapt but above all we’re going to control the rhythm of the fight.”

Koasicha’s clash with Selby is part of a huge night of action in Cardiff as Cefn Fforest ace Nathan Cleverly steps up to cruiserweight for the first time against Guyana’s Shaun Corbin with the WBA intercontinental title on the line.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £30, £40 and £60 ringside available from www.livenation.co.uk or by calling 02920 22 44 88, and from Sanigar Events on 0117 949 6699.

VIP Packages priced £120 are available from www.matchroomboxing.com or by calling 01277 359900.

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