Andrew Selby

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Andrew Selby
Real name Andrew Selby
Rated at Flyweight (52 kg)
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.62 m)
Nationality  Wales
Born 25 December 1988
Barry, Wales
Stance Orthodox

Andrew Selby is a Welsh amateur boxer from Barry, Wales, competing in the 52 kg (flyweight) division and representing Splott ABC and GB Boxing. He is ranked #1 in the AIBA world rankings.

Amateur career[edit]

2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships[edit]

Hailing from Colcot, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Selby claimed a silver medal at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, after he was pipped 13:12 by Russian Misha Aloyan. The tournament was also a qualifying tournament for the 2012 London Olympics with a quarter-final being the usual qualification criteria. However, as Selby wasn't the only Brit in his weight division, he had to wait until later that year to seal Olympic qualification when he met Beijing Olympian Khalid Yafai at the 2011 GB Amateur Boxing Championships. Selby won the fight 26:12, thus sealing a place as GB Boxing's flyweight representative at the 2012 London Olympics.

2012 London Olympics[edit]

Selby's #1 ranking by AIBA meant he was seeded and was given a bye through the first round of the Olympic tournament. His first bout came against Ilyas Suliemenov of Kazakhstan, a stiff test for the Welshman, but one that he passed with relative ease, prevailing 19:15. In the quarterfinal Selby was pitted against the exciting young Cuban Robeisy Ramirez Carranza. He fell short to the eventual gold medalist 16:11, preventing Selby from earning at least a bronze medal.[1]


Selby competed in the 2012–13 World Series of Boxing season, representing the British Lionhearts. He boxed six times during his debut season in the WSB, remaining unbeaten throughout.

His first contest of the tournament was a home tie against Daniele Limone of the Dolce & Gabbana Italia Thunder at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales.[2] Selby outclassed the professional Italian and won every round on all three judges' score-cards.

2014 Commonwealth Games[edit]

Selby entered the games as gold medal favourite in the 52 kg Flyweight category, but lost his preliminary contest by a unanimous decision to 19-year-old Scottish boxer Reece McFadden. McFadden won the first round, and Selby took the second to have it all square going into the final round. Selby, however, was docked 2 points in round 3 for his gumshield repeatedly coming out, and as a result, would have needed a stoppage to win. The 3 judges' scorecards read 29:26 at the end in favour of the Scot.

Personal life[edit]

Andrew Selby is the younger brother of current British, Commonwealth and European featherweight champion Lee Selby.


  1. ^ Staniforth, Mark. "Team GB's Andrew Selby defeated by Robeisy Ramirez Carranza in flyweight division". The Independent, 7 August 2012. Retrieved on 21 May 2013.
  2. ^ BBC. "Great Britain Lionhearts beat Italy in World Series Boxing". 24 November 2012. Retrieved on 21 May 2013.