A CLASH with controversial former world champion Adrien Broner is one Lee Selby would have no hesitation in taking, according to the Welshman’s trainer.

Speculation over a proposed showdown between St Joseph’s star Selby and American bad boy Broner has continued to mount in recent weeks.

It is understood plans for a September meeting at Wembley Stadium are close to being finalised, although Broner’s misdemeanours outside the ring would likely see the bout moved to the US.

Whether or not a title will be on offer is unclear right now, but Selby’s coach Tony Borg believes the chance to claim the scalp of 29-year-old Broner is enough of a temptation for his man.

“If the fight is made then we will be taking it and going out there to win,” said Borg.

“There’s talk of it being the chief support to Chris Eubank Jnr’s next fight, but with what Broner has done outside the ring it might be that he isn’t let into the country.

“If that is the case then it will probably be in Las Vegas, but Lee doesn’t mind where it is, he’s happy to go to America and fight there.

“Broner has got into a bit of trouble and he’s a proper show off outside the ring – he thinks he’s the next Floyd Mayweather.

“I was in his company for a week when Gary Buckland fought out in Mexico and Broner was on the same bill, and he was throwing money around and acting like a proper playboy.

“He started at super-featherweight and then moved to lightweight, super-lightweight and welterweight, and now he’s come back down again.

“But I think he’s going to have to work very hard to make the weight.”

Broner, who a lot of Welsh fight fans will remember for stopping WBC world lightweight title challenger Gavin Rees in 2013, hasn’t won a bout in more than two years.

However, he is a former four-weight world champion with 33 victories and a draw from 38 contests, the most recent of which was a points loss to Manny Pacquiao.

Outside the ring, Broner has been embroiled in court cases relating to sexual assault charges, while he is also involved in a spat with rapper 50 Cent.

Newport-based Selby, 32, was last in action four months ago when he claimed the vacant IBF inter-continental lightweight crown with a points win over American Omar Douglas.

That was his first fight since losing his grip on the IBF world featherweight title at the hands of Josh Warrington, who recently defended the belt against Kid Galahad.

Meanwhile, Borg is busy preparing four more of his fighters for this Saturday’s show in Merthyr Tydfil.

Gavin Gwynne headlines the Sanigar Events promotion, while Robbie Vernon bids for a third straight win and there are pro debuts for Joshua John and Lloyd Germain.