Further Personal Information
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]
||Welsh Wonder, Smowgley. (barryanddistrictnews.co.uk, 25 Aug 2010; aberdareonline.co.uk, 28 Sep 2010)
||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)
||His older brother Lee Selby is a professional boxer and both his father and grandfather were also boxers. (boxingscene.com, 15 Dec 2011)
||To win a medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (adidasboxing.co.uk, 06 Dec 2011)
||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)
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)