TRAINER Tony Borg says Andrew Selby will “get all the help he deserves” should the champion flyweight decide to return to the St Joseph’s gym in Newport.

Selby’s former GB Boxing stablemate Dan Chapman revealed on social media that the 30-year-old from Barry is now training full-time at his Maesteg-based DC Boxing Academy.

As an amateur, Selby won two European titles, world silver and bronze medals and became an Olympian under Borg, who then guided him to a Lonsdale Belt in just his fifth pro fight.

That was followed by IBF inter-continental and WBC international crowns, before a convincing points victory over future WBC world flyweight champion Cristofer Rosales.

Selby’s perfect run of 11 consecutive victories in the paid ranks came to an end in March when he lost a world title final eliminator to Julio Cesar Martinez in the Mexican’s backyard.

Now the Barry boy has opted for a change, both in trainers and management, having penned an advisory deal with MTK Global after deciding not to re-sign with Chris Sanigar.

Reacting to the changes in Selby’s circumstances, Borg said: “Andrew has said he’s going to get himself into shape at DC Boxing Academy with his mate Daniel Chapman.

“I’m happy to see him back in the gym and getting healthy.

“He’s not re-signing with Chris Sanigar so whether he feels it’s going to be difficult training here because of the connections the gym has with the Sanigars, I don’t know.

“He said he was going to do a bit with Dan and then come back when he’s in shape.

“I took it with a pinch of salt, but if he comes back, he’ll get all the help he deserves.

“He’s proved us wrong in the past by coming back to boxing, but then he’ll go off the rails again, so it’s hard to say. I wish him all the best.”

He added: “I’m still 100% sure that Andrew Selby, at his best, is a world champion, and he can defend the title, and probably go up one or two weights.

“He can go from fly to super-fly to bantam, and he can win titles at those weights – if he gets back in the ring and gets his head straight.

“If Andrew can get back to his best, he’s an amazing fighter. He is obviously world class and I want to see him do well.”

Borg stated that Selby has told him he does plan to go back to St Joseph’s at some stage in the future.

After signing with MTK Global, Selby said: “I’m over the moon to sign an advisory deal with MTK Global.

“Now I’m going to get the fights and opportunities I need to become a world champion.

“I know I’m the best flyweight in the world, but I also know that it’s time to prove it.

“I’m going to stay dedicated in the gym and show my true dedication to this sport in order to do so.

“I feel the next few years are going to be huge for me. I plan to win a world title at flyweight and then move up.”

MTK’s professional development coordinator Jamie Conlan added: “If you know your boxing, you know Andrew Selby is one of the most exciting talents in the game.

“Having made his name in the amateurs as one of the leading lights on the planet, we’re confident the time is right for Andrew to fulfil his undoubted potential as a professional.

“Welsh boxing is in a very good place right now and we believe Andrew is a world champion in waiting and can play a significant role in its continued development.”