ANDREW Selby has wasted no time in preparing for his WBC world flyweight title eliminator after an impressive comeback victory over Tanzania’s Adam Yahaya at the Newport Centre last Saturday.

Barry ace Selby took his record to 11-0 with a second-round stoppage of a man who had never been beaten inside the distance in 22 previous outings.

Less than 72 hours after winning his first fight in 12 months and Selby was back training under the watchful eye of coach Tony Borg at St Joseph’s boxing club in Newport.

Nothing has been confirmed yet but it looks as though Selby will face Mexican Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar in December for the right to take on Nicaragua’s WBC world champion Cristofer Rosales.

Selby comfortably outpointed Rosales when the pair met in Cardiff last May, and that was despite being sent to the canvas for the first time in his career.

Before the weekend, the 29-year-old Welshman’s last bout had been a defeat of Mexico’s Maximino Flores on points in October 2017.

He made light work of Yahaya (18-4-1), with referee Chris Jones waving the contest off 12 seconds from the end of round two after a barrage of blows rained down on the Dar es Salaam native.

“What a buzz, what a wicked atmosphere,” said Selby after sealing a sixth stoppage victory. “I wasn’t taking any chances so I took him out.

“I wanted him to last a bit longer so I could place my shots a bit better, but he has never been stopped before so that was a bonus.

“I could hear my brother (former IBF world featherweight champion Lee Selby) shouting to take my time with the jabs, place them more and then open up when I could see a good opportunity.

“But I got a little bit excited and knew he didn’t have enough power to hurt me so I just went for it.”

He added: “I just didn’t want to perform badly. I didn’t want to please the crowd, I wanted to do it for myself to see if I have still got it.

“I could have boxed better but I thought it was a good performance.”

Looking ahead, he said: “I expected to fight (Frenchman Vincent Legrand) for the European title and hurt my ankle, and we were meant to fight on this date but he went and fought someone else.

“I’ve been ordered to fight a final eliminator for the WBC world title, that’s against a Mexican, so hopefully that’s in December.

“And then I’ll take on Rosales who is the champion and who I’ve already beaten.”

He continued: “I’m in the gym every day now so you’ll see a better fighter. The more I’m out the better I am when I fight.

“The final eliminator is what I want next, and that’s what I’m having next, so I’ll go for that.”

On his brother’s comeback, Lee added: “I thought it was a great performance.

“He’s been out of the ring for a year so he was very eager, and eager to impress.

“As soon as he caught his opponent he got him out of there.”