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Selby wins Italia Thunder World Series of Boxing debut

Andrew Selby admits he simply couldn’t turn down a chance to strut his stuff in the World Series of Boxing once again after getting off to a win...

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Selby upbeat as he too finishes with bronze at worlds

Andrew Selby was looking on the bright side of having to settle for bronze at the AIBA World Boxing Championships after his flyweight semi-final...

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Dominant Selby looking good at World Championships

Two-time European champion Andrew Selby showed he means business as he began his pursuit of gold at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Kazak...

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McCracken would love to see Selby succeed at worlds

Rob McCracken admits it would bring him great pleasure to see Andrew Selby go one better at next week’s AIBA World Boxing Championships and retu...

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Olympic hurt still lingers inside Selby ahead of worlds

British boxer Andrew Selby is taking it upon himself to ensure he never feels the way he did after the London 2012 Olympics last summer again.

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Medal Record

London 2012
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Dropping down from bantamweight to flyweight in 2010 after changes to the Olympic weight categories, Andrew Selby made history in 2011 when he and Fred Evans became the first Welsh boxers for 86 years to win European Championship gold. Selby defeated Russia’s Georgy Balakshin 13-10 in the final.

In October 2011, ‘The Welsh Wizard’ Selby lost in the World Championship final, 13-12 to Misha Aloyan of Russia but with Beijing Olympian Khalid Yafai also reaching the London 2012 qualifying standard, a box-off was required.

In November 2011 the pair met at York Hall in Bethnal Green with Selby winning the first match of a best-of- three contest 26-10 before Yafai failed to make the weight for the second bout, automatically handing the Welshman his 2012 place.

When fighting at bantamweight, Manchester United FC fan Selby won European bronze in 2008 in Liverpool and again in Moscow in 2010.