Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Andrew Selby is Looking To Make History in Minsk

Andrew Selby will bid to make history by becoming the first British boxer to retain a European Amateur title in Minsk next month.

The Welsh flyweight is one of a 13-strong elite squad named by GB Boxing on Wednesday for the tournament in the Belarusian capital from June 1 to June 8.

Selby, clinched the title in Ankara in 2011 with a close points win over Russia's Georgy Balakshin, is joined by England pair Gamal Yafai and Charlie Edwards, who have previously won European bronze medals.

But there is no place in the squad for Olympic super-heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, who is still mulling over his future options and is yet to sign a contract committing himself to the GB set-up.

And Fred Evans, who joined compatriot Selby in winning gold in Ankara two years ago, is also out of the team as he too considers over his future.

GB performance director Rob McCracken said: "Tournaments at this stage in the Olympic cycle are always tough and this will be a big challenge for the boxers as the Europeans are traditionally one of the toughest assignments in the calendar.

"For a lot of this group it will be their first appearance at a major tournament so it is an opportunity for these boxers to test themselves at the highest level and demonstrate they have the qualities to become one of the mainstays of the GB squad as we build towards Rio 2016."

The squad also includes emerging London super-heavyweight Joe Joyce, who is coming off the back of a successful World Series of Boxing season in which his only loss came against Olympic bronze medallist Oleksandr Usyk.

Boxers will represent their own home nations in the competition and the 13-strong core is expected to be supplemented by further selections from both the Welsh and Scottish associations.

The full GB-selected squad is: 49kg Jack Bateson (Eng); 52kg Charlie Edwards (Eng); Andrew Selby (Wal); 56kg Gamal Yafai (Eng); Sean McGoldrick (Wal); 60kg Joe Cordina (Wal); 64kg Josh Taylor (Sco); Sam Maxwell (Eng); 75kg Aston Brown (Sco); Antony Fowler (Eng); 81kg Lawrence Osueke (Eng); 91kg Warren Baister (Eng); 91kg+ Joe Joyce (Eng).

Tags: Amateur Boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SAJ10 on 05-16-2013

Looking forward to seeing some of the new British Talent like Bateson and McGoldrick

Comment by SAJ10 on 05-16-2013

I've said it before imo Andrew Selby is the most naturally gifted fighter in the UK, he can do it all, never any guarantees that gifted amateurs will adapt to the pro's but I'd be very surprised if he didn't…

Comment by Straightener on 05-16-2013

selby's are doing big things fair play to them :boxing:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Daigo Higa, Ken Shiro Title Bouts Added To Murata-Blandamura Bellew Urges Eubank Jr. To Make Big Changes After Groves Loss Humberto Velazco With Big KO Win Over Thomas Williams Jr. Weekend Review: Groves Proves His Level, Eubank Jr. Sinks Bivol Believes Barrera's Reason for Picking Him Over Kovalev Porter To Thurman: You Ran in Our Fight & You're Still Running! Garcia on Spence: I Don’t Duck Nobody; It'll Eventually Happen George Groves vs. Chris Eubank Jr. - Afterthoughts Shane McGuigan: Eubank Jr. Must Reassess, Get Rid Of Cowboys BBBofC Round-Up: Wale, Dickens, Ward, Benn, Selby, More Chris Eubank Jr. Would Consider Returning To Middleweight Teofimo Lopez To Return on Crawford-Horn Undercard Arum Explains Why Lomachenko-Linares Being on HBO is a 'Waste' Callum Smith Expects Braehmer To Present Some Problems George Groves - The Emotion and The Logic Danny Garcia: I Want Thurman, It's On Him, Whenever He's Ready McGregor Trolls Mayweather Over Failed Bid To Lure Him To UFC Ugas Motivated To Shock Experts, Topple Errol Spence For IBF Belt Video: Jermell Charlo Talks 154 Division, Andrade, Lubin, More Alberto Machado vs. Rafael Mensah Purse Bid Set For March 2 Alexander: I Absolutley Beat Victor Ortiz - I Gave Him Three Rounds Groves May Request New WBSS Date if Injury Needs Time To Heal William Silva Tops Card on March 3 in Clearwater, Florida Video: Paulie Malignaggi Breaks Down Garcia's Win Over Rios Brandon Rios: I'm Mad Over Stoppage, I Was Ready To Continue! Video: Shawn Porter Talks Confrontation With Danny Garcia Sauerland: We'll Wait Before Making Decision On WBSS Final Isaac Zarate, Ruben Villa Win Bouts in Ontario, California Subriel Matias, Alfredo Santiago Win Bouts in Puerto Rico Daniel Jacobs vs. Maciej Sulecki Finalized For April 28, HBO Eubank Sr. Admits: My Son Didn't Perform, Didn't Show His Level Video: Mikey Garcia Talks Lomachenko-Linares, Lipinets, More McGuigan: Groves' Shoulder is Massive Concern For Tournament DeGale To Eubank Jr: Now Go Crawl Back Under Your Rock! Photos: David Benavidez Hands a Pure Beating To Ronald Gavril Photos: Victor Ortiz, Devon Alexander Fight To Controversial Draw Photos: Danny Garcia Blasts Brandon Rios With a Monster Shot Thurman: Spence Can Beat Me? I Will Handle Him, Whoop His Ass! Photos: Groves Hands a Bloody Chris Eubank Jr. a Boxing Lesson Photos: Yordenis Ugas Stops Ray Robinson To Secure Spence
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement