TONY Borg has revealed that Andrew Selby is set to be welcomed back into the fold at St Joseph’s, with the trainer admitting he wouldn’t show such generosity to other fighters who had left his stable.

Selby switched gyms in the summer to work with former GB Boxing team-mate Dan Chapman at the latter’s DC Academy based in Maesteg.

He also changed management, signing an advisory deal with MTK Global after opting not to remain under the auspices of Chris Sanigar.

Speaking in June, Borg said the 30-year-old would “get all the help he deserves” if he decided to return to the coach's Newport base where he trains Selby’s older brother Lee.

While away from St Joes, Selby beat Thailand’s Worawatchai Boonjan inside a round in Dubai and then recovered from two knockdowns to outpoint Tanzanian Fadhili Majiha in Newcastle.

The two fights, only 15 days apart in September, preceded Selby vacating his British flyweight crown last month.

Borg was previously in Selby’s corner for the Barry native’s WBC world flyweight title eliminator defeat by Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar in Mexico in March.

“Andrew wants to get back in the gym this week,” said Borg.

“To be honest with you, there are a couple of others who have left the gym that I wouldn’t take back.

“I told Andrew it is not very often that I welcome guys back to the gym, but I’m going to make an exception with him.

“He has got so much talent and definitely has a world title in him, we just need to see him go out there and get it.”

When he spoke in the summer, Borg said: “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.

“I’m still 100% sure that Andrew, 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 helped nurture Selby through a hugely successful amateur career before guiding him into the paid code.

As an amateur, Selby won two European titles, world silver and bronze medals and became an Olympian at London 2012.

He claimed the Lonsdale Belt in just his fifth pro fight, and that was followed by IBF inter-continental and WBC international crowns, and a convincing points victory over future WBC world flyweight champion Cristofer Rosales.

Selby secured two more victories before seeing his unbeaten record ended by a somewhat controversial fifth-round stoppage against Aguilar when he was ahead on the judges' scorecards.