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Lee Selby's featherweight title bout is canceled over challenger's health issue

Lee Selby's featherweight title bout is canceled over challenger's health issue

The International Boxing Federation featherweight title fight between England’s champion Lee Selby (23-1, 8 KOs) and challenger Jonathan Victor Barros (41-4-1, 22 KOs) was canceled Friday when Barros failed an undisclosed Nevada State Athletic Commission medical requirement.

A promotional official who declined to specify Barros’ issue because of  medical privacy rules said Argentina’s Barros didn’t provide his blood, vision and physical tests until Wednesday.

“I’m not too sure what happened, I’m just so disappointed. This was my big chance to shine and now it’s been taken away from me,” Selby said of his scheduled Las Vegas debut.

He appeared before a throng of...

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