By Liam Hartery

NOT to be held back during the coronavirus lockdown, former IBF featherweight world champion Lee Selby has developed a resourceful way to continue training.

The Barry boxer has converted a section of his home in the Vale of Glamorgan into a fully functional gym.

He has achieved this thanks to the help of Everlast, one of his sponsors, who have supplied punch bags and fitness equipment and gym stable mate, Gavin Gwynne, who is also a professional builder. Gavin is Welsh champion and British and Commonwealth title challenger at lightweight and is due to fight televised in Eddie Hearn’s “garden” in August.

Selby is currently scheduled to face unbeaten Australian George Kambosos Jr on October 3 at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff.

He is seven years Selby’s junior at age 26 and boasts an unbeaten record in 18 professional fights.

So the Aussie is fit and ready for fighting Selby, while Lee is aiming to progress to being one step away from a Welsh first as a two weight world champion.

Selby is known for his dedication and constant training regime.

His trainer Tony Borg said: "Lee is a class act and has seen it all before. He has sparred with the best and is unbeaten against cocky fighters who are going to do this and that.

“The Aussies have been coming over here and Lee has sent them home with their tails between their legs.”

However Borg is under no illusions about this clash, confirming it will be a stern test for Selby.

"This guy comes to fight, which suits Lee because he is a very clever boxer, who punches very sharply," he added.

Selby has been working closely with his trainer over video chat technology and Borg is looking forward to welcoming his pro boxers back into his gym soon.

Borg said: "When the time is right Lee will come back to the gym and we'll do the pad work and sparring, or if necessary I'll go to him for the pad work."

But in the meantime Selby is fighting fit training at home preparing for the next step towards his goal of being a two weight world championship.