Welsh boxer Selby beats Russia’s Balakshin

Welsh boxer Andrew Selby beat Russia’s Georgy Balakshin in the final of the under 52 kg class European Boxing Championship in Turkey on Friday.

Balakshin, the three-time European champion and 2008 Olympic bronze medal winner, fought a tactical fight, saving his strength for the final half.

Selby put up a stronger defense and was awarded the fight by a 13:10 decision on points.

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