Eddie Hearn excited by Lee Selby signing

Hearn excited by Selby
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Eddie Hearn believes that new signing Lee Selby can go on to become a world champion.

Eddie Hearn has said that he is excited by the signing of Lee Selby to his Matchroom Sport ranks.

He believes that the 26-year-old Welshman, who holds the British and Commonwealth featherweight titles, can go on to capture a world title.

"We have signed some big names in the last few weeks, but this one makes me very excited as Lee Selby is one of the most talented and exciting fighters in Britain," Hearn told Sky Sports News.

"This kid is going to become a world champion - it's a bold statement but that's our aim.

"We want to build him into a superstar, just like we've done with Kell Brook, Tony Bellew and Carl Frampton."

Selby has lost once in his 15-fight career.

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