LEE Selby's IBF world lightweight title eliminator with unbeaten Australian George Kambosos will be staged at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena on May 9, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed.

Victory would give St Joseph's star Selby, 33, a chance of becoming Wales' first two-weight world champion following his reign as IBF featherweight king from 2015 to 2018.

"It's great to be boxing back at home in Cardiff after six years boxing all over the UK and US," said Selby.

"I'm one step away now from a shot at the IBF lightweight world title and my dream of becoming Wales' first ever two-weight world champion.

"Kambosos Jr is a hungry young fighter that I know will bring it all, but I've had some of my best performances against Australian boxers, stopping both Corey McConnell and Joel Brunker in title fights and May 9 will be no different."

Selby was last in action in October when he outpointed Scotland's former world champion Ricky Burns at The O2 in London.

Unbeaten American Teofimo Lopez holds the IBF lightweight strap, but he is set to face legendary Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko, also in May, with the winner of that fight meeting either Selby or Kambosos.

The Cardiff show will also see Selby's St Joes stablemate Gavin Gwynne face Northern Ireland's James Tennyson for the vacant British lightweight title, previously held by former St Joseph's ace Joe Cordina, who features on the May 9 show too.

Another ex-St Joes star, Sean McGoldrick, is on the bill as well, while Cardiff's Nathan Thorley tackles Chris Billam-Smith for the Commonwealth cruiserweight crown.

"I'm delighted to be coming back to the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff for the first time in six years," said Hearn. "We've got a great card.

"It is a blistering main event that will be a real firecracker between Lee Selby and George Kambosos Jr with the winner being mandatory challenger to the winner of Lomachenko vs. Lopez."