ANDREW Selby hopes to continue his love affair with famous London boxing venue York Hall tomorrow night in pursuit of the WBC world flyweight crown.

St Joseph’s-trained Selby locks horns with Mexico’s Maximino Flores in Bethnal Green, with the winner of the title eliminator set to challenge for the championship belt.

As well as having a flawless pro record of nine straight wins, Selby, 28, has fond memories of his previous outings in the capital.

Three victories at locations across London in the paid ranks followed four York Hall triumphs in as many fights during his amateur days.

And Selby would dearly love to secure another success there this weekend given the potential reward on offer.

“It’s my fifth time fighting there but my first as a professional,” he said.

“It’s a wicked atmosphere because it’s not a big place and the fans are really close to the ring.

"You can hear everyone cheering and it echoes around the hall, I quite like it there.

“I won every time I boxed there in the amateurs – I can’t lose now.

“It didn’t really mean anything when I fought there in World Series Boxing, but it means everything to me now.

"I’m putting everything on the line.”

Flores, who made his pro debut in 2010, has had 27 bouts, winning 23 and drawing one.

“He’s tough, looks tall from what I’ve seen, comes in like Mexicans do and likes to fight,” added Selby.

“I’ve just got to keep moving and outbox him.

“If he isn’t as strong as me I’ll stay there with him and try and knock him out.

“Hopefully it will all work out on the day.

“A lot of it is about mentality. Some days you think you’re not good enough and you’ve just got to keep pushing yourself.

“The week before a fight is the hardest because your weight is down and you haven’t got the energy to go to the gym.

“But when people come to watch you train (Selby was speaking at a public workout) it drives you to do it.

“I think we should have more days like this where people get to see the hard work we put in and can appreciate the sport more.”

Selby is dreaming of joining his older brother Lee, the IBF featherweight king, as a world champion.

And the younger of the two siblings revealed that some news on Lee’s next contest is due imminently.

“He’s ready to fight anyone,” he said. “He was ready to fight Josh Warrington, he signed the contract, but Warrington said he didn’t sign the contract.

“That’s twice Warrington’s dodged him.

“Frampton said he wanted a warm-up fight first but by the time he has had that Warrington will be the mandatory, so it’s all going pear-shaped at the moment.

“My brother’s always fit and ready, and he’s going to make a big announcement soon, so he’ll be fighting before Christmas.”