Mark Selby celebrates taking the world title from Ronnie O’Sullivan

Snooker World Championship: Mark Selby toasts his maiden win... with Iron Maiden

After beating Ronnie O'Sullivan, Selby took to karaoke

Ronnie O'Sullivan pictured during the Snooker World Championship

Ronnie O'Sullivan and son involved in M1 car crash hours after Snooker World Championship final

The defeated finalist and his son were not seriously hurt

Mark Selby with his World Championship at the Crucible after defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 18-14

Snooker World Championship: Ronnie O'Sullivan tips Mark Selby to win multiple championships after stunning fightback

Selby landed his maiden title after fighting back from 10-5 down to beat the defending champions O'Sullivan

Mark Selby celebrates taking the world title from Ronnie O’Sullivan
Mark Selby at the table during the final of the Snooker World Championship against Ronnie O'Sullivan
Ronnie O’Sullivan opened up a five-frame lead

Snooker World Championship final: Mark Selby remains in contention with Ronnie O'Sullivan

The Rocket leads 10-7 after at the midway point

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Steve Davis: ‘The male has an obsessional type of brain that I don’t think so many females have’
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Maestro in a very different field is cheering on his close friend's bid for sixth world title in Sheffield
Ronnie O'Sullivan plays a shot against Barry Hawkins during their semi final in The Dafabet World Snooker Championship at Crucible

Snooker World Championships: Ronnie O'Sullivan prepares to defend his title as he rockets into final with a 17-7 victory over Barry Hawkins

O'Sullivan can rest on Saturday before the final where he will face the winner of Neil Robertson and Mark Selby's semi0final, which concludes today

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Floyd Mayweather (foreground) said that if Marcos Maidana (backdrop) planned to attack wildly, he would ‘get a beating’

Floyd Mayweather v Marcos Maidana preview: Maidana's aggression will test Mayweather

American is favourite but opponent should not be underestimated

Neil Robertson on his way to victory over Judd Trump at the Crucible on Wednesday

Snooker: Stephen Hendry recognises shades of himself in Neil Robertson

With Neil you see if he misses a century he’s angry, and I was like that

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