ANOTHER accolade is heading the way of St Joseph’s Boxing Club after respected trainer Tony Borg found out he is to be inducted into the British Ex-Boxers Association Hall of Fame later this year.

Borg has guided the likes of Lee Selby, Andrew Selby, Gary Buckland, Ashley Brace and Craig Evans to world, European, British, Commonwealth, Celtic and Welsh titles in a stellar coaching career.

The 53-year-old also boasts an impressive record when it comes to training amateur fighters including Olympic silver medallist Fred Evans Commonwealth Games champion Sean McGoldrick.

Both of those are now plying their trade in the professional ranks alongside the Selbys et al, and Borg is hoping another of his charges will claim world honours before too long.

Borg, who is currently in Leeds ahead of Lee Selby’s IBF world featherweight title defence against Josh Warrington on Saturday, will head to the Midlands in September for anther special occasion.

This time it’s all about him following the news that he will be joining fellow Welsh boxing luminaries like Howard Winstone and Jimmy Wilde in the British Ex-Boxers Hall of Fame.

He discovered his impending induction not long after getting married last weekend, a nice surprise on the back of tying the knot with partner Emma.

“It came out of the blue,” he said. “You don’t set out to do this for awards but getting them is recognition of the hard work you put in.

“And somebody is showing their appreciation of the success we’ve had in the gym.”

Borg turned professional himself having missed out on selection for the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.

He had 24 bouts in the paid code, a run which saw him narrowly miss out on the Welsh super-featherweight crown, before he was forced to retire after being hit by a car while out running.

It was a relatively seamless move into coaching for the Cardiff native, and he hasn’t looked back since.

“In the beginning I set out to win a British title and I won two in one week with Gary Buckland and Lee Selby,” he added.

“Then it was the European title, which Ashley Brace and Craig Evans won, and obviously Lee’s a world champion.

“Hopefully there will be a couple of defences and then maybe Ashley will get a shot at the world title.

“You have also got Sean McGoldrick, Gavin Gwynne, Lance Cooksey, lots of good fighters coming through, all unbeaten, doing well and dedicated, and they’ve got Lee to look up to.”

As for how much longer he’s got at the top level, he said: “There’s definitely a few more years left in me yet.”