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Andrew Shelby looking to finish in Newcastle

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Andrew Shelby looking to finish in Newcastle

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Andrew Shelby looking to finish in Newcastle

Andrew  ‘Superstar’ Shelby (12-1, 7 KOs) served up a reminder of his talent in Dubai last weekend; taking half a round to stop Worawatchai Boonjan with some dazzling combinations.

Shelby whose older brother Lee is a boxer, has won two world championship medals and twice reigned supreme as European amateur champion before turning pro in late 2015. He signed an advisory deal with MTK Global earlier this year.

Shelby signing up with MTK helped him bounce back after suffering his first loss back in March where he traveled to Mexico and was stopped by Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar. Now, as he eyes a quick-fire return on the #MTKFightNight at Newcastle’s Eagle Community Arena on September 28 – live on iFL TV, Selby is eager to continue developing his power. He’ll take on an opponent that will be announced at a later time.

Selby stated: “My power is growing by the day. Against Boonjan, I didn’t even go flat out at the beginning and I would have liked the fight to go longer so I could show my skills.

“I don’t think I’ve ever left world level. If you give me a world title shot right now, you’ll see me come out as the winner.

“I don’t know much about the Newcastle boxing scene but I’m looking forward to fighting there. To be honest, when I’m not training I know nothing about boxing!

“I want to fight often now. That’s when I get better and I’m in a better place than I was before thanks to my coach Danny Chapman. He’s pushed me to love it all again.”

Alongside Selby on a busy night on Tyneside are the likes of former Team Great Britian heavyweight Simon Vallily, world-ranked super-bantamweight Thomas Patrick Ward, highly-rated debutant Blane Hyland, the increasingly popular local hero Joseph Laws and many more.

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