Lee Selby takes on Josh Warrington today in an IBF featherweight world title showdown in challenger Warrington’s hometown of Leeds.
The bout takes place later on about 10pm local time in the UK, which is 2pm PT and 5pm ET approx in the US.
It will take place at the Leeds soccer stadium where challenger Warrington grew up a life long fan of the team and will see many of his hometown fans come out in support.
However a small minority of those fans have done something this week to Lee Selby and his team that has really incensed the boxing community:
Video of Lee Selby’s vehicle being attacked by Josh Warrington’s fans after the weigh in yesterday. ?
They call Chris Sanigar a rapist and start hitting the vehicle. ?
Embarrassing from the minority. ? pic.twitter.com/msdfvz44xK
— On The Canvas Boxing (@CanvasBoxing) May 19, 2018
An ambush as he essentially was leaving the weigh-in yesterday.
It’s not gone down well with boxing fans at all:
— Michael Fish (@FitForHeroes) May 19, 2018
Utd win and selby ko’s warrington and shuts them scumbags up
— jamie wedge (@jay_127) May 19, 2018
What a bunch of cunts. Wait till Selby knocks him out ?????
— Matthew Wilkes (@Wilksydj) May 19, 2018
All this faux outrage so shit houses can use this as an excuse to bash an entire city on line.
— Reddie Earn (@JoeBlog66699874) May 19, 2018
What an arsehole , Selby should of got out and smashed him one , idiot
— Craig (@tictocclocks) May 19, 2018
I’d have threw a dig at one of them if I was there. Selby is an honourable man who doesn’t deserve this sort of treatment
— El Guru (@AsylumTommy) May 19, 2018
Bunch of drunk pussy’s. Security doing a shit job as well
— Rare $izzle™ (@Yaboysizzle) May 19, 2018
Kicking a van just as it’s far enough away to definitely be leaving is always the mark of a coward, embarrassment to the whole sport.
— rossssssssssssss (@rossbayesss) May 19, 2018