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Selby's title defence is off

The Barry boxer's IBF featherweight title fight against Jonathan Barros on Saturday night has been called off. The fight was due to take place in Las Vagas but the Nevada Athletic Commission has said that the Selby's Argentine opponent doesn't meet its requirements.

The 29-year-old was booked in on the undercard of Carl Frampton's WBA featherweight title clash with Leo Santa Cruz, with Selby eyeing up a bout with the winner if he did the business against Barros.

Barry boxer's fight is off Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images


Nathan Cleverly returns with 24-second knockout victory

Wales' former world champion boxer Nathan Cleverly took just 24 seconds to knock out Czech opponent Tomas Man on his return to action last night.

Nathan Cleverly wasted no time in knocking out Tomas Man at the O2 Arena. Credit: PA

It was the 28-year-old from Caerphilly's first fight since defeat to Tony Bellew at cruiserweight last November.

Nathan Cleverly is looking to rebuild his reputation after high-profile defeats. Credit: PA

Cleverly, a former WBO world light-heavyweight champion, is now hoping to challenge Juergen Braehmer for the WBA light-heavweight belt in September.

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