By Scott Gilfoid: WBC International featherweight champion Lee Selby (19-1, 7 KO’s) defeated WBC #15 fringe contender Romulo Koasicha (21-4, 12 KO’s) by a tougher than expected 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. The final judges scores were 119-109, 119-109 and 119-110. Selby was stunned by a left hook by Koasicha in the 8th round, and he ended up with a swollen right eye from Koasicha’s left hooks.
There’s no other way of looking at this fight other than seeing it as a disappointing performance for Selby, as he struggled in the first three rounds when Koasicha, who is far from a big puncher, was putting pressure on Selby and walking him down. Koasicha was the bigger puncher, and he was nailing Selby with some good shots in the early going. After the 3rd, Koasicha stopped throwing as many punches, and he basically gave away the remainder of the fight by failing to go after Selby the way he needed to.