Unbeaten Featherweight Josh Warrington has reiterated his desire to face IBF World Champion Lee Selby, stating that an offer has been sent for a fight on October 21st in Leeds.
Last time out, 'The Leeds Warrior' outpointed veteran Spaniard Kiko Martinez to announce himself at world level, and now wants to make a mouth-watering domestic dust-up with Selby.
Selby got his eyes on Frampton but constantly labels me "easywork".— Josh Warrington (@J_Warrington) August 1, 2017
If you want a warm up Lee, come and fight me. Offers on the table... https://t.co/dZHsoer6DM
"Selby's got his eyes on [Carl] Frampton but constantly labels me 'easy work'. If you want a warm up Lee, come and fight me. Offer is on the table," Warrington tweeted on Tuesday evening.
He added: "An offer has being made for him to fight me in October. We are ready for it!"
Selby picked up the belt in May 2015 against Evgeny Gradovich, and has since made three defences. However he is yet to headline his own UK show as World Champion, fighting on the undercards of Anthony Joshua, David Haye and Chris Eubank Jr.
After shutting out Jonathan Victor Barros last month, Selby has discussed facing Carl Frampton. The Northern Irishman's cancelled bout with Andres Gutierrez could be re-scheduled for later this year, meaning Selby may need an opponent.
Warrington is more than happy to take on the Barry fighter. The pair's war of words dates back to last year, when Selby took to his personal website to allege that Warrington had “lost his bottle” at the thought of facing him, a claim swiftly dismissed by Warrington’s team.
When speaking to BoxNation in May, Warrington said: "‘Last year, Selby was red hot favourite as the World Champion I’d challenge. It didn’t happen but the fight’s certainly not dead. The fight and animosity have been stewing for a while now and I’m very eager to prove all my doubters wrong."