Selby's bronze makes him most decorated boxer in history
3:33pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in Sport
BRINGING a bronze medal back to Barry, boxer Andrew Selby's disappointing defeat in the World Amateur Boxing Championships has been cushioned by the fact that he is now the most decorated fighter in British history.
The 24-year-old flyweight has won six major championship medals, more than any other boxer.
Selby lost out on a place in the final after finding himself on the losing end of a narrow split decision to Uzbekistan's Jasurbek Latipov.
The bronze medal will be added to Selby's haul of two European bronzes from 2008 and 2010 and golds in 2011 and 2013 and a world championship gold from 2011.
He said: “It has been a hard couple of weeks and it was a tough contest but I thought I had done enough to win, so it is a disappointment to not make the world final for a second time.
"It just wasn't to be this time, but overall I have had a good year in 2013, winning gold at the Europeans and bronze at the worlds, so it augurs well for the future and is a good start on the road to Rio in 2016."
GB Boxing’s performance director Rob McCracken said: "I thought that Andrew Selby was very unlucky and could easily have got the decision after boxing well in all three rounds.
“He has shown once again that he is a top-class boxer.”