Unbeaten Long Island junior welterweight prospect Cletus "The Hebrew Hammer" Seldin is deep in preparations for his ESPN televised debut against veteran Bayan "The Mongolian Mongoose" Jargal at The Paramount in Huntington, New York on July 18.
Sporting a record of 13-0-0 with 10 knockouts, the 27-year-old Seldin is preparing for the toughest foe of his three-year career as Jargal enters the eight round clash with a record of 17-5-3 with 11 knockouts.
Speaking from his training camp in West Palm Beach, Florida, Seldin touched on a number of topics leading up to the fight.
"I’ve seen Jargal fight numerous times, I know he gave Algieri a good fight" said Seldin. "He’s going to want to push the pace which is just my style so fans are in for an all-action scrap. But he’s got a bit of an awkward offense, his punches come from different angles which is something I will have to deal with."
"I’ve gotten terrific sparring down here in Florida visiting numerous gyms over the last few weeks. I’m based in West Palm Beach but I’ve been all over Florida getting the best sparring, six to ten rounds per day."
Always moving forward in and out of the ring, Seldin is anxious to make his nationally televised debut. "I always want more, I’m never satisfied whether it’s headlining The Paramount or ESPN, I’ll always want it bigger and better."
"I was inspired by Chris winning the world title, he had no amateur bouts, I only had about 30 so we’ve both heard the same things about what our limitations are but it just shows what courage, heart and discipline can do."
Finally, remarking about fighting at The Paramount for the 9th time, Seldin stated, "I love it, my fans and friends pack the place and it feels like I’m hosting a party. There is no better venue in America for boxing than The Paramount."
Headlining the Star Boxing promotions card is a 10 round junior welterweight clash between top rated contenders Emanuel"The Tranzformer" Taylor of Baltimore, Maryland and San Francisco’s Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield.
July 7, 2014