Boxing - Selby relishing Conlon rematch

Andrew Selby is relishing his trip down memory lane as the British Lionhearts put their unbeaten World Series of Boxing home record on the line against the USA Knockouts at York Hall.

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Andrew Selby

Selby, who reached the flyweight quarter-finals at last summer's Olympics, will make his third WSB appearance in London having won both of his bouts in Britain's clashes with Italy and Germany.

And he will fight a familiar foe in Ireland's Michael Conlon; the pair last meeting in the quarter-finals of the World Championships in 2011 with Selby winning by a single point 25-24 on that occasion.

Selby is one of three unbeaten British fighters on the bill with light-heavyweight Joe Ward set to face Marco Calic and heavyweight Joe Joyce going head-to-head with Avery Gibson.

Olympic silver medallist John Joe Nevin and Kaupo Arro, in for London 2012 welterweight runner-up Fred Evans, who is ill, complete the line up as Britain bid to recover from defeat in Ukraine last week.

As well as being unbeaten in their last two bouts at home, Britain also beat the USA in their first-ever WSB match back in November, and Selby can't wait to get going in London.

"Conlon is a very good boxer and the last time we met at the World Championships in 2011, it was one of the best bouts of the whole tournament," said Selby.

"So hopefully this one will be every bit as good. World Series of Boxing is a slightly different format but it will suit both of our styles and should make for a great contest.

"I am really enjoying the competition so far and after two good wins feel I am really settling into it and am looking forward to boxing again at York Hall."

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