Selby makes history and retains European flyweight title

08 June 2013 / 16:03

Andrew Selby claimed European boxing gold and made history after winning another close tussle with Irish rival Michael Conlan.

Welsh flyweight Selby narrowly beat the Olympic bronze medallist in the World Series of Boxing earlier this year and recorded a split decision victory in Belarus.

And it means the 24-year old, a world silver medallist and beaten quarter-finalist at London 2012, becomes the first British boxer to retain a European title, following his win in Ankara two years ago.

Selby's victory means British boxers return from Minsk with one gold and two bronzes, following super heavyweight Joe Joyce and light-flyweight Jack Bateson semi-final defeats.

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