UNBEATEN George Kambosos insists he will “know how to handle” Lee Selby when the pair clash in Cardiff, while the Aussie is eager for a win to set-up an encounter with pound-for-pound great Vasyl Lomachenko.

Selby, 33, and 26-year-old Australian Kambosos (18-0) face each other in an IBF world lightweight title final eliminator at the Motorpoint Arena on May 9.

Ukrainian legend Lomachenko, the WBC, WBA and WBO king, is set to lock horns with reigning IBF champion Teofimo Lopez later that month.

The winner of the Selby-Kambosos contest would then become the mandatory challenger to whoever prevails in the showdown between Lopez and Lomachenko.

And for Sydney star Kambosos, who has sparred with Selby (28-2) in the past, he has his path to a first world title shot clearly mapped out.

"On paper, this is the biggest fight of my career, but I know how to handle him," Kambosos told Sporting News.

"It's a huge fight. He's a former world champion and has moved up a few divisions.

"I'm rated number three in the world with the IBF, he's rated number four. One and two are vacant, it's been mandated by the IBF.

"We want this fight, we jumped at it. I want these hard fights."

He added: “This is the IBF world title eliminator, and it’s to go number one for a mandatory fight with Teofimo Lopez, who has the IBF title.

“Selby’s rated number one in the WBO as well, so this would put me in number one position for the WBO – and Lomachenko holds that belt.

“Lomachenko and Lopez are set to fight on May 30. Lomachenko most likely wins that fight and he has all the belts.

“Then we corner him in. IBF number one, WBO number one.

“We’ll corner him in with the IBF and WBO and all roads lead to a mega fight with Lomachenko.”

First, Kambosos must get the job done against St Joseph’s ace Selby, who wants to become Wales’ first two-weight world champion having held the IBF featherweight strap from 2015 to 2018.

And the task of travelling around the world to fight Selby in his own back yard holds no fears for the Aussie.

"I've never worried about going into someone's backyard," he said. "I'm a road warrior. As long as I've got my gloves with me, I'm fine.

"It could be in Australia, the UK, the US or in Antarctica, it's only me and Selby in that ring.

"It's a world title eliminator to get to Lomachenko or Lopez. That's all that matters."

The Cardiff show sees Selby's St Joes stablemate Gavin Gwynne (12-1) fight for the vacant British lightweight crown.

He takes on Northern Ireland's James Tennyson (26-3), the man who beat Blackwood's Craig Evans last November.

Gwynne failed in his first attempt to land the Lonsdale Belt following a points defeat to fellow Welshman Joe Cordina, who then vacated the title.

Newport's Sean McGoldrick (9-1), back in the ring this Saturday for the first time since losing his unbeaten record to Thomas Essomba last August, is also on the undercard.

While Cardiff's Nathan Thorley (14-0) challenges Commonwealth cruiserweight champion Chris Billam-Smith (10-1).