Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Andrew Selby Shines in British Lionhearts Home Victory

Andrew Selby won a five-round flyweight war with his great rival Michael Conlan as the British Lionhearts maintained their unbeaten home record with a shut-out 5-0 win over the US Knockouts in Bethnal Green.

The Welshman clinched a 49-46 (twice) 50-45 verdict over Ireland's Olympic bronze medallist in a thrilling bout which showcased the ferocious instincts of both fighters in a professional setting.

Selby had missed his chance of an Olympic medal when he was beaten by the brilliant Cuban Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana in the quarter-finals in London - the same man who also forced Conlan to settle for bronze.

Selby said: "It's great to beat a guy who won a medal in London. I beat him by a point in the Worlds in 2011 so he had unfinished business with me tonight, but I proved myself and came out on top.

"Since the Olympics it was always my plan to keep busy and the WSB has been great for that. It's good money and I'm getting a fight regularly so it's definitely something I want to stick with at the moment."

Selby's body shots shaded the all-action opening round and a flashy shuffle in the second underlined his fine start. But Conlan was matching him for speed and swung back with a wide right hook to end the round.

Selby's speed carried him through a more difficult fourth as the Belfast man waded forward, but after more frantic action in the fifth there were no complaints with the clear verdict in the Welshman's favour.

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin scored a unanimous points win over tough Frenchman Daouda Sow. Sow, who also clinched Olympic silver four years earlier in Beijing, gave Nevin some problems on his way to victory.

Another Irishman, Joe Ward, shut out Croatia's Marko Calic for a 50-45 win at light-heavyweight and in the night's last fight, London heavyweight Joe Joyce also beat Avery Gibson of the US on points.

Estonia's Kaupo Arro had got the Lionhearts off to a winning start by scoring a second round technical decision over American Jeffrey Camp after Camp was ruled out due to a bad cut over his right eye in round two.

Tags: Amateur Boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by D-MiZe on 01-18-2013

I really hope Andrew Selby can translate his amateur success into professional if he decides to turn over, he's a great talent.

Comment by Earl-Hickey on 01-18-2013

What was that? GB 5 - 0 USA? Was that what that was?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Erol Ceylan Discusses The Past, Present and Future of EC Boxing Hatton: Pacquiao Got Old Overnight, When Horn Beats You... Malignaggi: McGregor Has Game Plan, It's Not What People Think Robert Guerrero and Knowing When To Say When Isaac Zarate Drops, Shocks Carlos Carlson To Win Decision Antonio Moran Stops Rosales To Win WBO Regional Title Amanda Serrano Stops Kiss: Cintron, Oquendo Win By KO White Smiles: Mayweather's Kink is Southpaws, McGregor is One Broner vs. Garcia Approved By WBC For The "Diamond Title" De La Hoya: McGregor Can Beat Floyd - With Flying Kick To Head! Manager: McGregor Will Be Best Fighter in History With Upset Win Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell Ordered By The WBA Duva: Barrera is One of Several Options For Kovalev's Return Ustinov vs. Oquendo For Vacant WBA Title in Play For October 2 Lomachenko: I Was Preparing For Salido, But Ready For Marriaga Muwendo, Esquivias Battle at M3 Anaheim Event Center Malignaggi on Sparring McGregor: Good Power, He's No Dummy! Mauricio Herrera vs. Jesus Soto Karass Undercard Information Charlo: My Power is God-Given; Will Translate Immediately at 160 Canelo vs. Golovkin - Closed Circuit Ticket Information Kell Brook Mulled Retirement, Hints at 'Big Changes' in Return Duke Micah Signs Promotional Deal With Evander Holyfield Bryan Figueroa Inks Promotional Pact With Sampson Boxing Liam Smith vs. Liam Williams II on October 28 in Manchester Broner: 'No Way In Hell' Garcia is a Better Boxer Than Me! Berchelt: I'm Best in Division; I'd 'Definitely Beat' Lomachenko Abel Sanchez is Open To Training Sergey Kovalev, Door is Open Adrien Broner on Mikey Garcia: 'I'm Coming to ‘F*** Him Up!' Joseph Parker: I Back Myself To Beat Anyone, I'll Fight Anyone! Horn: Khan is a Brilliant Boxer, But if Hit on Chin - He Will Sleep Monroe on Saunders: I'd Fight That Motherf***er for 75 Dollars Johnny Nelson: Not a Lock That Mayweather Beats McGregor Juan Manuel Marquez Fight Pushed Back - September or October White: Mayweather Would 'Destroy Conor's Life' if He Goes MMA Curtis Stevens a Free Agent, Parts Ways With Main Events De La Hoya: Mayweather Has Not Been Good For Boxing! Video: Abel Sanchez Talks Canelo-GGG, Kovalev, Pacquiao, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Interview, Training Camp For Canelo Saunders Willing To Stake His Life That McGregor Gets Drilled in 5 Atlas Still Feels Pacquiao-Horn Outcome Stinks, WBO Review Too
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement