Flyweight Andrew selby stepped closer to a shot at a world title with a wide unanimous decision over Maximino Flores at York Hall in London on Saturday night.
The result was never in doubt, although the scorecards didn’t reflect the difficult nature of the contest with scores of 119-109, whilst the other two cards rendered identically by 117-111.
“I let him give me a few too many shots because I didn’t feel he had power,” Selby argued of the reason he took some unnecessary shots “But I’m happy with my performance. I got carried away I think.”
Flores proved worthy opposition as he pressured the talented 28-Year old’s every move throughout the twelve round contest, Flores who had previously mixed with IBF champion Milan Melindo showed a willingness to upset the odds, but was met with a slick fighter with focus on joining his brother in becoming a world champion.
Selby as apt at fighting off the back foot as he is going forward, allowed Flores to push him to the ropes before giving him a stinging reminder of his skillset in the form of short hooks which rattled off the visitors head.
Late in the contest, Selby allowed himself time to showcase, talking to the camera’s at ringside before throwing in the occasional Ali shuffle for good measure, showing comfort in taking his unbeaten record to 10-0, 5 KOs.