Wales most successful amateur boxer Andrew Selby has turned professional, signing a management deal with UK manger Chris Sanigar.
Andrew enjoyed a thrilling amateur career where he was crowned double European champion in 2011 and 2013. He also claimed a silver medal at the 2011 World Championships and represented Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics.
Andrew Selby commented on his decision to turn professional.
“It was an honour to represent Team GB. I would like to thank Robert McCracken and all of the coaching team, management and back room staff who supported me through my amateur career. I feel the time is right for me to pursue a pro boxing career and I can’t wait for the big fights ahead.”
Andrew’s older brother Lee Selby who recently won the IBF Featherweight championship has been managed by Chris Sanigar since he turned professional in 2008.
Chris Sanigar is delighted to have signed the young star and has already been impressed with his dedication to training.
“Signing Andrew Selby was something I have wanted to do for a long time, he is a tremendous talent. I have just come back from a sparring trip in LA with Lee and Andrew and everyone who watched him perform commented on his talent. He has all of the attributes to reach the top like his brother Lee.”
News on Andrew Selby’s professional debut will be announced shortly.