First up for Andrew ‘Superstar’ Selby, the British flyweight champion is relishing the prospect of turning Fadhili Majiha’s aggression against him on Saturday night.
The world-class Welshman (12-1, 7 KOs) takes on the Tanzanian (24-13-4, 11 KOs) on a busy #MTKFightNight at Newcastle’s Eagles Community Arena – live on iFL TV.
With the two-time world amateur medalist looking to follow up his spectacular one-round demolition of Worawatchai Boonjan in Dubai earlier this month, confidence is high.
Selby said: “Majiha is very tough and very awkward and he’s fought top-level fighters in the past like Jerwin Ancajas, Neslan Machado and Paul Butler.
“He’ll definitely be coming over here going for the win and when I’m facing someone with ambition, that’s when my boxing gets better and better.
“I’ve got Majiha in front of me now but in general, I’m staying ready for that world title shot. I’ll be ready and waiting when it comes.
“Looking at the champions, I rate the WBO champion Kosei Tanaka but I rate myself as the best.”
Joining Selby on the bill is world-ranked local hero Thomas Patrick Ward, who faces dangerous Nicaraguan Yesner Talavera and former Team GB star Simon Vallily continuing his impressive start to life as a heavyweight.
A packed undercard stars fast-emerging talents such as Chad Ellis, Darren Reay, Adam Gair, Joseph Laws, Lawrence Osueke and many more.