Josh Warrington has promised to exploit Lee Selby's weaknesses and make history by becoming Leeds' first World Champion.

The unbeaten Featherweight became mandatory challenger to Selby's IBF World Title back in October, and on May 19th he finally gets his shot at the Welshman's belt.

"By winning this fight, not only do I get my hands on a World Title, but it’s a chance to show everyone that I’m the best Featherweight in the UK and propel myself onto the world level," said the 27-year-old.

"For the past three or four years our names have always been mentioned together. He’s always been that one step ahead of me and everyone has always looked at him as the number one Featherweight in the UK, but that will change on May 19th."

Promoter Frank Warren has hinted that the winner could be in line to face Carl Frampton in a huge summer showdown at Windsor Park, so there is more than just Selby's title at stake.

Team Selby accused Warrington of "bottling it" when an opportunity to face him in 2016 was turned down. Ever since, the pair have been embroiled in a war of words, and the feud will finally be settled, live on BoxNation.

Selby v Warrington

"It’s going to be an entertaining fight for the fans but there’s only going to be one winner and that’s me," predicted the 26-0 Leeds hero. "He’s not a perfect fighter or a polished fighter, he’s got a lot of weak points and I’m going to exploit them."

Warrington has built up a cult following in his home city, and says he won't let his fans down in his toughest test yet.

"The city of Leeds has been craving a World Champion for years and on May 19th I’m going to make history. I’m going to give absolutely everything to achieve my dream - I’m grabbing this opportunity with both hands."