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Selby, Edwards, Butcher, Wilton in line for vacant UK flyweight belt

Phil Jay 16/12/2015

Andrew Selby and Charlie Edwards are two of four names put forward by the British Boxing Board of Control for eliminator bouts to crown the new Lonsdale Belt holder at flyweight.

Amateur star Selby, brother of world champion Lee, turned professional in October and already has three wins behind him. The 26 year-old stepped up to eight-round level in just his second paid contest and is known to be looking for a title shot of some sort in early 2016.

According to the BBBofC, Selby versus Iain Butcher in a final eliminator has been put to purse bids for January 13 as the Board line-up a successor to former British champion Kevin Satchell.

English belt holder Edwards opposing Luke Wilton is the second eliminator put forward for bids on the same day, with the winners of both fights then likely to battle it out for the vacant championship – barring pull-outs.

Selby and Edwards are noted as two of the best 112 pounders in the country and fans around the British Isles would be excited to see the pair lock horns for the coveted UK strap.

As Selby is with Jamie Sanigar and Edwards is signed to Matchroom Boxing, the contest has ample opportunity to be made, although both camps may decide to keep the duo apart until either claims a world title.