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16 December 2011

CAVC weighs in to support boxer Lee Selby

Barry-born boxer Lee Selby weighed in at Cardiff and Vale College just ahead of his successful defence of his British and Commonwealth Featherweight titles, accompanied by his coach - one of the College’s tutors.

Lee visited CAVC’s Colcot Road site in Barry to be weighed by Sport & Fitness Lecturer Kevin Fulthorpe, who is also Chief Inspector for the British Boxing Board of Control in Wales. Lee has been coached by the College’s Cardiff Construction Training Centre Lecturer Bill Reynolds at his gym in Newport for the last three years.

The boxer successfully defended his champion status against challenger John Simpson at the famous York Hall in Bethnal Green on December14.

Bill said: “Lee’s training is going fantastically. When he went for the title he was the underdog. But now boxing promoter Frank Warren says he’s definitely got the chance of winning the European title. I think he’s world quality. He can do it.”


Lee said: “At the moment I’m training full time as a professional boxer and I want to go on and gain European and world honours. But Sport & Fitness is something I am very aware of. A career as a boxer can be very short lived and Sport & Fitness is something I would definitely think of – I am very aware of all the new facilities at Cardiff and Vale College.”

Kevin Fulthorpe added: “I’m Chief Inspector for the Welsh are for the British Boxing Board of Control. My job is really to help amateur and professional boxers in Wales.

“I’m also part of the team that administrates courses for trainers and seconds – we have purpose-built first aid courses for boxing trainers and courses that provide basic knowledge of the principles of fitness and nutrition. This reflects the courses we offer at the College for health and fitness, personal trainers and first aid.”