Featherweight titlist Selby eyes Santa Cruz-Frampton winner

Lee Selby wants to unify featherweight titles with the winner of the Leo Santa Cruz-Carl Frampton showdown. Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

After featherweight Lee Selby retained his title for the second time with a unanimous decision against mandatory challenger Eric Hunter on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, he proclaimed himself ready for any of the big guns in the division.

“A few top fighters have called me out recently -- (junior featherweight titlist) Carl Frampton, (featherweight titleholder) Leo Santa Cruz,” Selby said. “They have mentioned my name and I am open to all offers. I will fight anybody. I will leave it to my manager, promoter and adviser to pick my opponents. I will fight anybody.

“I am not a fighter who will pick and choose opponents. I want to be the best and I will fight anybody.”

Frampton is moving up to featherweight to challenge Santa Cruz in late July or early August and the winner could certainly be a fall opponent for Selby.

Making a fight between Selby and either of them would likely be relatively easy to do because all three are aligned with adviser Al Haymon.

Selby (23-1, 8 KOs), of Wales, beat Philadelphia’s Hunter (21-4, 11 KOs) via scores of 116-110, 116-110 and 115-111 on the Anthony Joshua-Charles Martin undercard, although Selby got knocked down for the first time in his career on a clean left hand in the second round.