SELBY Andrew < Back  
Sport Boxing
CGA Wales   
Gender Men
Born 25 Dec 1988 in Barry, WAL
Height1.62 m
Weight 52 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Cardiff, WAL
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up boxing at the age of eight in Barry, Wales.
Why this sport? He followed his brothers.
Club / Team Splott ABC Boxing Club: Wales
Name of coach Pat Mahoney [club]
General Interest
Nicknames Welsh Wonder, Smowgley. (barryanddistrictnews.co.uk, 25 Aug 2010; aberdareonline.co.uk, 28 Sep 2010)
Hobbies Listening to rock music, bingo, snooker, fishing. (Facebook, 25 Aug 2010; aberdareonline.co.uk, 28 Sep 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning a bronze medal in the European championships. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2011)
Most influential person in career His family. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2011)
Hero / Idol Mike Tyson. (Athlete, 29 Nov 2011)
Awards and honours He was named 2011 Boxer of the Year by the British Olympic Association [BOA]. (barryanddistrictnews.co.uk, 29 Dec 2011)

He became Wales' first European Flyweight Amateur Champion for 86 years after winning gold at the 2011 European Championships in Ankara, Turkey. (barryanddistrictnews.co.uk, 29 Dec 2011)
Famous relatives His older brother Lee Selby is a professional boxer and both his father and grandfather were also boxers. (boxingscene.com, 15 Dec 2011)
Ambitions To win a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (adidasboxing.co.uk, 06 Dec 2011)
Other information STAMP OF APPROVAL
He had the honour of launching the Royal Mail's 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games stamps. (barryanddistrictnews.co.uk, 25 Aug 2010)

BOXING BROTHERS
He has spoke of the positive influence his older brother has had on his career. "I've learned a lot from him, being older and heavier and it's helped me. Since I was little, he's been bringing me on by us sparring together." (addiasboxing.co.uk, 06 Dec 2011; boxingscene.com, 15 Dec 2011)