The European Boxing Union (EBU) have ordered former amateur star and current British flyweight titleholder Andrew Selby to challenge for the EBU’s flyweight title. The EBU as previously reported has ordered Vincent Legrand to contest the vacant title after the pull of former world title challenger Charlie Edwards. Edwards pulled out of the contest after the EBU announced a deal had been agreed between Legrand & Edwards to contest the title in Monaco in March.
Selby who is unbeaten so far in his ten-fight career after a decorated amateur career has previously been gunning down the world honours route with the WBC, fighting a WBC sanctioned eliminator last October against Maximino Flores at the York Hall, Bethnal Green. Selby also holds the British flyweight title which he captured in only his fifth fight as a professional against Louis Norman in May of 2016. Selby who is handled by Jamie Sanigar in a managerial capacity and trained by the respected Tony Borg and Chris Sanigar, is promoted currently by Cyclone Promotions headed up by Barry McGuigan.
Vincent Legrand is unbeaten as a professional having racked up 26 straight victories, 16 of which coming inside the distance. Legrand is a former holder of the EBU and European Union titles at flyweight and has been a professional since 2009. Legrand is handled by Gérard Teysseron of Europrom Promotions of whom are based in France.
The EBU called the contest between Selby & Legrand to purse bids on the 29th of January scheduled for 12 noon (CET) to be lodged at the EBU’s headquarters in Rome, Italy.