TRAINER Tony Borg insists Lee Selby has more than enough left in the tank to become a two-weight world champion.

It is nearly nine years to the day that St Joseph’s flagbearer Selby won his first title in the professional ranks, a second-round stoppage of Dai Davies to claim the Welsh featherweight crown in Newport.

And Borg says that the motivation the Barry native had to succeed back in 2010 burns just as bright now.

The 32-year-old will be on course for an IBF world lightweight title eliminator should he beat Scotland’s Ricky Burns at London’s O2 on Saturday night.

If Selby (27-2) needs any inspiration to reach the top at a different weight then he only has to look in the direction of this weekend’s opponent, a former three-weight world champion himself.

At 36, defeat to Selby in the Celtic clash could spell the end for Burns, while a loss for the Welshman would leave him with plenty to ponder as regards to his future.

“Ricky’s won world titles at three different weights, so it’s a great win to have under your belt if you can beat him,” said Borg.

“It would be a great victory for Lee if he can pull this off and then move onto an eliminator and fight for the world title. It’s definitely a pivotal fight for Lee and Ricky at this stage of their careers, 100 per cent.

“It’s two British former world champions, both aiming to get back up there, and both coming off the back of wins.”

He added: “Lee’s motivation is fantastic. He doesn’t get up in the morning and think ‘oh no, I’ve got to go training’.

“He can’t wait to get in the gym, he loves training, and he doesn’t need a title or pay packet at the end of it. He just loves doing it.

“He’s definitely got another world title in him.”

The IBF strap is currently in the possession of 32-year-old Ghanaian Richard Commey, someone Borg knows well having gone up against him in the past.

Commey, who lives in the US, beat Borg charge Gary Buckland to the vacant Commonwealth title at York Hall five years ago.

Commey (29-2) got his hands on the IBF belt in February of this year following a second-round stoppage of Russian Isa Chaniev, before knocking out Mexico’s Raymundo Beltran to defend the title in June.

“I know Richard Commey quite well, he boxed Gary Buckland for the Commonwealth title, and he’s a very good all-round fighter,” said Borg. “But Lee is an elite fighter who I think can beat the world champion.”

Borg also thinks Selby will have enough to see off Burns (43-7-1), someone the Welshman sparred with in 2014.

“Ricky is very good all round; he’s got a good defence, he’s very fit, he lives a clean life,” he said.

“He’s not amazing in one thing, he’s just very good in all departments.

“It has got all the makings of going the distance, neither are the type to get stopped, so it could be a long fight.

“I think it will be very technical for the first five or six rounds, that’s what I’m hoping for, and then go into the sixth ahead on points and start stepping it up to get the job done.”