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Barry welcomes boxing champ Lee Selby in homecoming parade


Lee Selby has been treated to a hero's welcome in his hometown of Barry to celebrate his performance in London last weekend in winning the IBF World Featherweight title.

Selby ripped the belt from IBF boxer of the year Evgeny Gradovich at The O2, dominating the Russian from the opening bell until the fight was stopped on cuts in the 8th round.

The Welshman became the 12th World champion following the win.

The 28 year old travelled to Barry Island on Saturday on an open-top bus to greet fans. He also took part in a Q&A with the crowd.

Crowds gathered along Barry Island to welcome Selby

"I've boxed in London three times in the last 18 months and the support from Barry has been amazing. Saturday was the best night of my career to date and to have so many fans come from Wales to see it meant a lot to me. "It will be great to thank them all on Saturday in Barry and I am looking to make my first defence in Wales later in the year."

– Lee Selby