ST JOSEPH’S star Lee Selby insists that working with promoter Frank Warren again will be the final cog in his quest to secure universal recognition as the world’s leading featherweight.

The 30-year-old Welshman makes a fourth defence of the IBF strap at London’s Copper Box Arena this Saturday knowing a sizzling show could propel him into the big fights in 2018.

Unbeaten Mexican southpaw Eduardo Ramirez stands in the way of Barry’s finest, who is peak condition going into the capital clash.

“Frank has got Josh Warrington and Carl Frampton so those fights should be easy to make and hopefully Scott Quigg can also hop on board so we can have a round-robin,” he said.

“Everyone can make money and we’ll find out who’s the best.

“Ideally, I’d like to fight three times in 2018; three months to train for each fight, then a month off in between.

“I’d love to beat Warrington in Leeds, beat Frampton in Belfast then propel myself into a unification fight in the US.”

The 126lb division is white hot at the moment and world beater Selby is aware there are a few domestic scores that need settling before he can look towards a unification bout.

He added: “Josh, Carl and Scott are all very good fighters with good qualities.

“Warrington has a good jab, a high work rate and he has to be decent to have stayed unbeaten and become mandatory challenger.

“Carl darts in and out of range and judges distance very well for a relatively small guy.

"He’s experienced, well-schooled and can punch. If I had a bad night he’d knock me out, no doubt.

“Quigg is fit, game and well-seasoned. But I bring something different.

"I believe my boxing ability is better than any of them and I can always find a way to win.

"I’ve an edge in class over all of them.

“Frampton and Quigg might punch harder but I box far better when I’m in with the big hitters.

“Besides, I’ve an iron chin. Power never worries me. Head shots never hurt me.

“My style is all wrong for Warrington while Quigg lacks head movement and doesn’t give enough thought as to what’s coming back at him. That’d play right into my hands.

“Frampton’s the fight I want most because he’s the best known and a win over him would be a massive boost for my career.

“While I’d probably start favourite against the other two, I’d be even money or an underdog against Carl over in Belfast. But I believe I’d have too much class and ability.”

Also on the bill, James DeGale makes the fourth defence of his IBF world super-middleweight title against American Caleb Truax.

Light-heavyweight champion Anthony Yarde defends his WBO intercontinental and European belts against Nikola Sjekloca, heavyweight sensation Daniel Dubois aims to continue his KO streak when he faces Welshman and former Anthony Joshua opponent Dorian Darch.

Former English middleweight champion Joe Mullender takes on Newport's Lee Churcher for the vacant IBF European middleweight crown and Selby's St Joes stablemate Craig Evans, the WBO European lightweight king, takes on an as yet unnamed opponent in an eight-round international contest.