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28 MAY 2018

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Seldin’s Star is Rising (FULL REPORT)

Jerry Glick reporting: It was back to the Paramount Theater in Huntington, Long Island. Star Boxing once again lined up a good looking show. To start the evening, there were four amateur fights that served to whet the appetite pitting the Main Street Boxing Club against the Tiger Schulmann’s Boxing Club



In the main event, undefeated Cletus Seldin, 143.8, dropped journeyman Wilfredo Acuna, 144.8, with a right to the body in the opening frame. Up and still willing, Acuna, 14-14 (11 KOs), fought on bravely taking a pounding in every round from the high pressure style of his opponent. Finally in the seventh round of eight scheduled a left hook by Seldin, 13-0 (10 KOs), to the head hurt Acuna. Seldin followed up with a two fisted attack that caused Acuna to stumble across the ring to a corner. Referee Arthur Mercante Jr. had seen enough and stopped the fight at 18 seconds of the seventh round on Star Boxing’s five fight show in Huntington, LI at the Paramount.




Constantin Bejenaru, 226.8, brawled for six rounds with Aaron Kinch, 260. There were probably more punches missed than landed by both men. Bejenaru, 5-0-1N/C (3 KOs), forced the fight all the way landing enough to earn the decision by the following scores 60-54 twice and 59-55. Kinch fell to 5-3-1 (1 KO).




Bejenaru came out firing both guns looking for a short night but it was not to be. Kinch weathered the storm and hung on to the end of the six rounder. The big moment for Bejenaru happened in the fifth when he trapped Kinch on the ropes and landed as series of lefts and rights that did not hurt Kinch. Opportunity lost for the eventual winner. Chiarantano refereed.




Jason Escalera, 158.8, was staggered in the second round by a right to the head, but he still tried to show boat by sticking out his tongue against journeyman, Lekan Byfield, 159.4, who constantly landed the cleaner punches more often. Escalera, 13-2-1 )12 KOs), kept it competitive but absorbed his second loss by unanimous decision in six. Two Judges agreed 60-54, while the third saw it 58-56. Byfield improved to 5-5-2 (0 KOs). Tony Chiarantano refereed.



Max Tassy, 173.6, dominated Marlon Farr, 174, for four rounds to take the unanimous decision by scores of 40-36 twice and 39-37. Tassy, 2-0 (0 KOs), used his right jab often in a battle of southpaws. Farr, 3-5 (0 KOs), did a lot of running but did stop to land a few of his own. Mercante refereed.




Courntey Pennington, 153.6, and Marcus Beckford, 154.8, fought to a majority draw when one Judge had Pennington ahead 58-56 while the other two call it even at 57 each, This reporter thought the lanky Beckford, 1-0-2 (0 KOs), earned the “W” with cleaner punches and constant pressure. Beckford landed sharp punches from his southpaw stance and mostly had Pennington, 7-0-1 (4 KOs), on defense. Arthur Mercante refereed.

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