Lee Selby is hatching a plan to become Wales' first two-weight world champion after spending lockdown tasting quail eggs.
The Barry boxer is a huge animal fan and has a collection at home worthy of a small zoo with dogs, ferrets, chickens and now quails running around his back garden.
Former world featherweight champion Selby has spent the week away from them preparing for his clash with Australian George Kambosos Jnr at Wembley Arena.
The clash is a final eliminator for the IBF lightweight title held by American ace Teofimo Lopez.
Selby would struggle badly to make featherweight in the past but now he can tip the scales 9lb heavier he's been able to enjoy the eggs from his new additions at home.
He said: “Quails are my newest additions, they lay the little tiny eggs that taste nice but are a bit fiddly to peel once they are boiled.
“Up at lightweight I can eat a few more of the little eggs, but I wouldn’t eat one of my own quails.
“When I first got a quail I looked up some videos on YouTube and there was a a video with a guy holding his pet quail and talking about looking after it.
“Then he started talking about ‘preparing’ it and then he took a pair of scissors and chopped his head off and started cooking it.
“I couldn’t believe it, poor little b*****d, he was talking so nicely about the animals and then he chopped off his head.
“I have always had animals, they don’t demand anything from you, they always show you love.
“Win or lose they always run up to you and show you love.”
Selby may be one of Britain's most stylish fighters in the ring but he's not a boxing nerd who studies fights.
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In fact he didn't even watch Lopez's huge win over Vasiliy Lomachenko earlier this month despite wanting to be next in line for the winner.
But he is ready to step up and face the Brooklyn fighter if he gets past unbeaten Sydney man Kambosos.
He added: “My biggest goal now is being the first two-weight world champion from Wales and It is in touching distance now after this fight.
“Lopez is a good fighter but I would happily take that fight.”
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