Andrew Selby /

Andrew Selby

Date of Birth

25 December 1988

Sport

Boxing

From

Barry

Twitter

@andrewselby1

Biography

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 years.

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 Aloyan.

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 quarter-final clash.

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 bouts.

His club coach is Pat Mahoney.