Date: 8th October 2017 at 11:16am
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On Saturday night, at Bethnal Green?s York Hall, Andrew Selby secured a shot at the WBC flyweight title currently held by the Japanese fighter, Daigo Higa.

In only his 10th fight, Selby was matched against the Mexican fighter Maximino Flores in a world title eliminator.

Selby wasn?t to waste the opportunity and took the victory on a points decision with the judges score-cards reading:

? 119 ? 109
? 117 ? 111
? 117 ? 112

all in his favour.

The Mexican started the fight well, trying to impose himself on Selby but the Welshman was able t slip and avoid most of the punches that came hi sway.

Flores tried to back Selby up against the ropes in the early rounds but Selby was able to catch the Mexican with some powerful counter punches.

Every time Flores came forward Selby was able to pick him off with counter-punches as the pattern for the fight was set.

Despite some fierce punches being exchanged, it never looked as if either fighter had the power to stop the other.

With Selby well ahead on points, the Welshman had a scare when a bad clash of heads in the tenth-round, saw him dab away at an imaginary cut.

After receiving the verdict, Selby had this to say.

‘I let him give me a few too many shots because I didn’t feel he had power.

‘But I’m happy with my performance. I got carried away I think.’


Next up for Selby, unless he takes a warm-up fight first and dependent upon Higa not losing his WBC flyweight title in his defence against Thomas Masson in Kokugikan on Sunday, 22 October.