Barrys Andrew Selby claimed the vacant British flyweight title last night to become the fastest Welsh boxer ever to win a Lonsdale belt. The fight was on the undercard of Lee Haskins’ successful IBF world bantamweight title defence against Ivan Morales, at Ice Arena Wales in Cardiff.
Selby scored a clear points victory over Leicestershire’s Louis Norman with three judges gave Selby the verdict with scores of: 119-110, 120-109 and 120-109 as he made history.
It was only the 27-year-old, former standout amateurs, 5th outing as a pro, having made his debut in October 2015. – No Welsh fighter has claimed a Lonsdale belt in fewer fights, and in a lesser time duration in the professional ranks.
It is a rapid rise from the former GB team member, who’s brother is IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby.
Selby the younger shown glimpses of work that were far ahead of his years and experience, against a good opponent in Norman, who put in a good shift, Selby was just a class above. – Norman can come again, and it seems Selby can be as good as he wants to be. Maybe soon we could have another world champion in the Selby household, watch this space!