UNBEATEN Andrew Selby has vowed to honour his late mother by following in the footsteps of older brother Lee and becoming a world champion.

The 28-year-old could be one win away from doing just that if he beats Mexico’s Maximino Flores at London’s York Hall on Saturday.

Victory over Flores in the WBC world flyweight title eliminator would put Selby in pole position to challenge for the belt.

Japan’s undefeated Daigo Higa, who takes on Frenchman Thomas Masson later this month, is the WBC’s current champion.

For Selby, everything is now geared towards getting a global belt around his waist and achieving what mum Frankie, who died in July, always believed he could do.

The St Joseph’s-trained fighter said: “She wanted me to win a world title and I had my days where I was like, ‘I can’t do this anymore, it’s too hard’.

“Every boxer gets that because you’ve got to diet and get up at silly hours of the morning to train, but she always believed in me so I’m going to do it for her.

“Hopefully one day my brother and I will both be world champions and we’ll get to fight on the same bill – it would be wicked, and we’d get some recognition then.”

Selby added: “This is the hardest I’ve trained in my whole life and I’ve left no stone unturned.

“If I win this I should be the mandatory for the WBC title.

“The WBC title is the hardest to go for because the guy who’s the champion has 13 wins from 13 fights – and 13 KOs.

“They’re all good champions in the division and I wouldn’t mind going for a different belt then unifying them for bigger money, but whatever title is put in front of me I’ll take that shot.

“This is my toughest fight so far but if I win I’ll have proved that I’m ready for the top level and to fight for a world title.

“I want to win on Saturday but I also want to send out a message to the champion and everyone watching.

“I just want to show my skills. I haven’t shown my skills in a while because I’m trying to win fights safely, but every time I’ve fought in York Hall I’ve shown how good I can be.

“Hopefully everything I’ve done in the gym comes out on the night and I show all my skills.”

Flores has won 23 of 27 bouts with 16 of his victories coming inside the distance.