News | Mar 24 2019

Andrew Selby knocked out by Julio Cesar Martinez in Mexico

Julio Cesar Martinez secures shot at Charlie Edwards when he stops Andrew Selby with left hook
Andrew Selby
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THERE was crushing disappointment for Andrew Selby in his quest to secure a shot at WBC flyweight champion Charlie Edwards when he was knocked out in five rounds by Julio Cesar Martinez in Mexico.

The gifted Welshman’s task was a daunting one long before it began and so the final eliminator proved when a body shot concluded the bout, dropping the Barry man for the full count.

Now 30 years old and his glittering amateur career long behind him, Selby’s professional journey – despite a 2017 win over Cristofer Rosales, who Edwards defeated to win the world belt – had struggled for momentum; this contest was just his second since 2017.