Andrew Selby retires

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  1. LoadedGlove

    LoadedGlove Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Sensible, respectful and constructive. You OK Jurgen ?
     
  2. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Notice that Selby is still ranked number 3 with the WBC this month despite announcing his retirement. According to this article he has fallen on really bad times.

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  3. Jamal Perkins

    Jamal Perkins Active Member Full Member

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    Very good amateur from a real fighting family.Enjoyed Lee"s fight too.
     
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  4. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He has bags of talent and I always thought he we would win a world title. Still has time to turn his life around I hope he can get back in the gym training soon.
     
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  5. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I've already said so much about Andrew and how his career has gone on here, I'm absolutely gutted how things have turned out for him, he was such an exciting fighter, I feel like that's it now though.
     
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  6. Sugar 88

    Sugar 88 Absolutely Diabolical Full Member

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    Put in in the same file as Kevin Mitchell.
     
  7. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Fan of Antichrist Marxism Full Member

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    Mitchell has a decent enough career to be fair. Selby’s loss to Martinez doesn’t look so bad now either mind you
     
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  8. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Properly managed with a proper camp I'm confident he'd have beaten Martinez, who is a great little fighter. We've been robbed of seeing him make a fool of Charlie Edwards and although the latter has proven he is more than capable of doing that himself it's a shame that we never got to see the unconventional style of the lad from Barry school the Croydon Cringefest.
     
  9. PaddyGarcia

    PaddyGarcia Fan of Antichrist Marxism Full Member

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    I agree, think he would have had a very good shot. Martinez was pretty unknown and wasn’t it at some crazy altitude too?
     
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  10. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Yeah mad altitude in Mexico with only a week to adapt. He should never have been going over there for an eliminator in the first place, he'd won his eliminator against Rosales and should have had the shot then. Terribly managed and as a result it cost him his 0. Prior to the KO he was beating Martinez and I think 3 more rounds of keeping Martinez at bay and it was in the bag given how they both fight. He gave a far better account of himself than Charlie Edwards did as a home fighter with a full camp behind him but nobody will remember that, just the KO loss on his record and then his career unraveling, sadly.
     
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  11. I Shot JR

    I Shot JR Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Did he fall out with Sanigar (which would be strange given Chris’ rep)?
    I wish him all the best- clearly he is a talented lad and could easily become a trainer if he turns his life around in the short to medium term.
     
  12. Jurgen

    Jurgen Pay Per Pudding Advisor Full Member

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    Where are all his genuine friends FFS.

    Sad waste of talent and life - hope someone gets a hold of him soon and leads him to a better path.
     
  13. Holler

    Holler Doesn't appear to be a paid matchroom PR shill Full Member

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    It's very tough to read this. :(

    I wish him well, hope that he can turn things around and accept whatever help is forthcoming.
     
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  14. chatty

    chatty Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Well he did unretire after this, though obviously hasnt fought so who knows his intentions. He was picked up for carry a baton and diazepan though and ended up getting charged and given community service.

    Hopefully he gets over what problems he has had recently.