RECORD-BREAKER Andrew Selby insists he is in no rush to go for a world title after fulfilling his boyhood dream in Cardiff on Saturday night.

The St Joseph’s star made Welsh boxing history by winning a Lonsdale belt in only his fifth professional fight, some seven months since making his debut in the paid ranks.

A unanimous points victory over Englishman Louis Norman saw Barry’s Selby capture the vacant British flyweight crown at the Ice Arena Wales.

He admitted afterwards his performance was “good but not my best” yet all three judges agreed the former Olympian was a clear winner, scoring the bout 119-110, 120-109, 120-109.

With his IBF world featherweight champion brother Lee looking on, Selby was never really troubled throughout his first 12-round contest.

There was plenty of showboating from Selby for a vocal home crowd and the television cameras, though he was left nursing a few bruises as Norman found a way through the Welshman’s defences.

In the grand scheme of things, many are predicting Selby, 27, to go all the way to the top and tipping him to become the best in the world before too long.

And although that’s what he wants, the man himself is happy to be patient and savour the weekend’s success.

“I want to be a world champion but there is no rush,” he said. “I will get some more 12 rounds in by defending this title or going for a European crown.

“There is no point throwing me into the deep end straight away because I have only had one 12-round fight. I can take my time.”

On beating Norman, he added: “It was amazing in my home city in front of all my friends and family.

“You could not ask for better and it’s a dream. This is the belt I have always wanted since I was a little kid.

“I was willing to die in that ring because it is just the one belt I have always wanted to win – the world title would be a bonus.

“I had a bad turn at the end of the amateur game and I was going to quit boxing altogether but I am glad I haven’t and come into the pro game.

“My brother knew I could win the belt and it was just about performing on the day.”

Analysing the fight in more detail, he continued: “It was good but not my best. Because of how tricky he was I couldn’t get my shots off and he hit me with some uppercuts and my face shows that.

“I knew he was going to drag me into the later rounds. I was a bit worried about going the 12 rounds because it was my first time, but I was fitter than I expected and I trained very hard for it.

“What a fighter Louis is and big credit to him. What a tough and tricky man and you can just tell that by the state of my face.”

Unbeaten former champion Kevin Satchell is the mandatory challenger for Selby’s title.