ANDREW Selby has vowed to quit boxing if he receives further punishment for his part in a “silly argument” with a taxi driver earlier this year that saw him arrested.

The incident, which happened in Selby’s hometown of Barry in April, resulted in the 29-year-old being handed a 12-month community order by Cardiff magistrates.

While he was rebuked for a public order offence, two other charges were withdrawn by the Crown Prosecution Service at the hearing in May.

With news of his court appearance reaching the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC), Selby was summoned to appear at the governing body’s HQ in the Welsh capital.

As a result, the unbeaten flyweight is “not in a position” to fight, according to BBBoC secretary Robert Smith, and “can’t box until the matter is dealt with”.

Smith is currently waiting for reports that will allow the Board to determine if any further action needs to be taken on the matter.

As far as Selby is concerned, if it is bad news then that will be it for him in the fight game after just 10 bouts – and as many wins – in the professional ranks.

“I’m just waiting for a date now to go and speak to the Board,” said Selby, who is trained by Tony Borg at St Joseph’s Boxing Club in Newport.

“They might make my suspension longer. If they do I’m going to quit boxing.

“I’m almost 30 and haven’t boxed since last October – it’s going to be too long out.

“They didn’t make the first time I went to see them too easy for me, so I don’t think it’s going to be good news.

“I’ve never had a job in my life. If boxing is taken away there’s going to be trouble.”

If everything is ironed out between Selby and the Board then he will be able to ramp up his training for a crack at European champion Vincent Legrand.

The French southpaw, two years younger than the Welshman, has won all 27 of his fights, 16 inside the distance.

“My manager (Chris Sanigar) has just won the purse bid for my European title shot so I’m going to train and he wants to get me out in October,” added Selby.

“I’ve been ticking over in the gym for the last few weeks but now I’m upping my training.

“I’ve got the European title shot, I’m ranked number one in the world and beaten the world champion (WBC king Cristofer Rosales).”