ANDREW Selby put himself in position for a world title shot by securing a unanimous points victory over Mexico’s Maximino Flores at London’s York Hall tonight.

St Joseph’s-trained Selby took his unbeaten professional record to 10-0 as the ringside judges scored the fight 119-109, 117-111, 117-112 in the Welshman’s favour.

But while the 28-year-old from Barry again showed off his unquestionable natural talent during the WBC world flyweight title eliminator, he was also guilty of some over the top showboating.

On several occasions he simply stopped fighting and allowed the experienced Flores to land punches – luckily for Selby none of them caused any real damage.

Flores started the better of the two before Selby found his range in rounds two and three.

It was at the end of the third that Selby first switched off, with trainer Tony Borg and manager Chris Sanigar both giving their charge a roasting between rounds.

Selby was at it again in the fifth, dropping his hands and looking at the crowd, after which he got back to business in the sixth and seventh.

Flores gave Selby a taste of his own medicine in the ninth, following up a shuffle of the feet by standing with his hands behind his back, taunting the Welshman.

After yet more Selby showboating in the 10th, the former amateur star applied the pressure and Flores was left with a big swelling under his right eye.

The final round saw Selby switch off again before finishing the contest with a flurry of unanswerable blows.

Whoever Selby faces in that world title challenge – Japan’s Daigo Higa is the reigning WBC champion – Selby simply can’t afford to repeat the shenanigans that featured heavily in tonight’s bout.

"I let him give me a few too many shots because I didn't feel he had power," Selby told Channel 5.

"But I'm happy with my performance. I got carried away I think."

Selby is now a step closer to joining older brother Lee as a world champion – Lee is the current IBF world featherweight number one.