Selby has already won two gold medals at European tournaments
with the GB team. In 2009, he also became GB Champion. Selby has
entered the history books as the first senior boxer from Wales to
win a medal (bronze) at the 2008 European Championships. Even
Calzaghe didn't manage it.
But his career highlight to date is winning gold at the European
Championships in June 2011. Together with fellow Fred Evans, they
became the first Welshmen to become European Champions in 86
Selby became the fourth boxer to qualify for the London 2012
Olympic Games when he overcame Khalid Yafai in the GB Amateur
Boxing Championships in November 2011, after the pair both reached
the quarter-final stage of the 2011 World Amateur Boxing
Championships. Selby went on to win the silver medal at the
competition after being pipped to the gold by Russian Misha
The 23 year-old added another medal to his collection in
February 2012 by finishing second at the Strandja Cup.
Selected for the London 2012 Olympic Games, European champion
Selby was just one victory away from securing a medal. He was
beaten 16-11 by the eventual gold medallist in their flyweight
Nicknamed 'Smowgley', he joined the local gym because his father
and his "gramp" both boxed. And forget fast cars - Selby
takes time out by playing bingo, snooker and likes to go fishing.
He's 5ft 4" and has been boxing for 14 years. He has won 70 of 90
His club coach is Pat Mahoney.