Garrido Cares Not For Seldin Demeanor



Garrido Cares Not For Seldin Demeanor

This one has the feel of a grudge match, gives off the promise that perhaps emotions could surface and give an angry edge to the Cletus Seldin vs Renald Garrido headliner tonight (Thursday) at The Paramount in Huntington, and on Facebook FIGHTNIGHT Live.

Garrido, a Frenchman with a 19-15-2 mark, told me he didn't care for the Long Islander's manner.

“In his life he beat only the taxi driver, he takes himself for what he is not,” Garrido said. “He is arrogant and not respectful. All this makes me laugh because he only has the punch for him and arriving at a certain level his will not suffice. He will not have the heart and my physique…he is likely to have great surprise and I will teach him in the ring modesty and respect.”

In this 140 pound tango topping the Star Boxing card, Seldin (19-0) is bit of course favored. But he could be rusty, after being flagged in a WBC Clean Boxing Program test and being put on hiatus. That, combined with Garrido's tough talk, means this main event could be a keeper.

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