Andrew Selby scores second stoppage in a fortnight

Andrew Selby scores second stoppage in a fortnight

Earlier this evening, Barry Town’s Andrew ‘AC Superstar’ Selby (2-0, 2KO) recorded his second technical knockout in a fortnight.

The flyweight needed less than two rounds to dispose of the previously unbeaten Jozsef Ajtai (10-1, 6KO) at the City Academy Sports Centre in Bristol. Selby typically changed stances on the joint Hennessy Sport and Sanigar Events show and the switch-hitter always remained a step ahead of a bemused Ajtai.

Despite a significant height advantage, the younger sibling of IBF world featherweight champion Lee Selby didn’t look to box at arms length and pursued Ajtai from the opening bell. Such was Selby’s movement, an off balance Ajtai fell to the floor in the opening round, aided by a partially landed left hook to the body and it was ruled a knockdown by referee Ian John-Lewis.

In theme with the show’s ‘Bang Bang’ billing, Selby made his breakthrough by cornering Ajtai with a two-fisted flurry to the head and body. A series of unanswered blows obliged the referee to end the contest in the second round. Wales’ most decorated amateur of all time made his debut two weeks ago in Newport with an electric fourth round stoppage of the experienced African Haji Juma.

Selby hopes to box one more time in 2015 and could be out next in December. Jamie Sanigar, the prospect’s manager, has stated his aim for a British title challenge by his fifth outing and world glory after 10 bouts.

The contest took place prior to Spike TV’s broadcast of the undercard. A replay of the bout was instead showcased on Channel 5 after Cardiff-based British champion Nick Blackwell out-pointed Jack Arnfield in the main event.

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