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On Friday night, tonight, June 17, the undefeated, WBC Silver International Champion and WBC World #4-ranked Junior
6/18/16, New York- Star Boxing's Rockin' Fights took center stage on Friday night (June 17), and WBC Silver International Champion and WBC World #4-ranked Junior Welterweight contender Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (19-0, 16 KO's Long Island, NY) extended his unbeaten streak with his 19th consecutive victory, a rousing first round TKO over Jesus Selig (19-4-1, 12 KO's Douglas, Arizona) at The Paramount in Huntington, New York. Seldin attacked with thrilling ferocity from the get go. He knocked the seasoned Selig to the mat the first time he landed flush to his head. Selig rose but the writing was on the wall as Seldin went in for the kill. Cletus then drilled a wobbly Selig in what will be a highlight reel knockout for many years to come. The referee didn't bother to count. The 10-round Junior Welterweight main event headlined the 24th edition of the popular series promoted by Joe DeGuardia.

Seldin, the Patchogue product fighting out of Shirley, Long Island, has been sensational in compiling an unblemished 19-0 mark, with 16 of his triumphs coming via highlight reel knockouts. Seldin has won 11 straight and 16 out of 17 at the popular Long Island venue.

The undercard featured a bevy of top local prospects, and here are those results: In another junior welterweight clash, Woodhaven's Danny Gonzalez (12-0-1, 5 KO's) remained undefeated with a unanimous eight round decision over Curtis Morton (4-6-4) of Myrtle Beach in an eight-rounder. El Gallo displayed eye catching combinations, superior footwork and resolve in his impressive victory.

Sweden's Naim Terbunja, (8-1) earned a unanimous six round decision over Lanny Dardar (3-6-2, 1 KO) of Louisiana. Both combatants threw caution to the wind, unloaded with a barrage of shots in every round.

Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James (3-0, 2 KO) remained unbeaten with his third straight triumph, a first round TKO over New York City's Kasif Muhammad (0-3). James is starting to live up to some big hype following his impressive amateur background.

Another Elmont, Long Island fighter showcased his talents with a victory, as Terell Bostic (2-0, 1 KO) won by unanimous decision over Miguel Gloria (1-3) of Albuquerque; and Brooklyn's Laurend Stewart (3-0, 2 KOs) continued his winning ways scored a second round destruction over Daniel Flores (0-3).

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Welterweight contender Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin, 140 lbs. (18-0, 15 KO's Long Island, NY), squares off against Mexican brawler Jesus Selig, 139.8 lbs. (19-3-1, 12 KO's Douglas, Arizona) at The Paramount in Huntington, New York in the 10-round Junior Welterweight affair. The main event headlines the 24th edition of Joe DeGuardia's popular “Rockin Fights” series.

Seldin, the Patchogue product fighting out of Shirley, Long Island, has been superb in compiling an unblemished 18-0 mark, with 15 of his triumphs coming via highlight reel knockouts. Seldin has won 10 straight and 15 out of 16 at the popular Long Island venue.

More on Seldin vs. Selig: Seldin, who has continually climbed the ranks of the Junior Welterweight division, will be appearing for the 15th time at the Paramount. Seldin has become a must-see attraction for his all action fights and tremendous punching power. The Hebrew Hammer captured the WBC title on December 20, 2014, stopping the very tough Bayan Jargal in nine rounds, and has successfully defended the championship three times. In his last outing at The Paramount on March 5, Seldin returned from shoulder surgery and picked right up where he left off by destroying Orlando Vasquez in the opening round.

Selig is coming off two straight knockout wins and has crossed gloves with world rated fighters Sadam Ali and John Jackson as well as top prospect Jose Ramirez.

Says DeGuardia: “Cletus Seldin is becoming a major force in the already loaded Junior Welterweight division. His ferocious style has attracted droves of fans and on June 17th we expect the same as he faces a tough task when he battles Jesus Selig, who hopes to upset the applecart. I expect another exciting night of fights at The Paramount, as has become the tradition with the Rockin Fights series”.

The undercard features a bevy of top local prospects. In another junior welterweight clash, Woodhaven's undefeated Danny Gonzalez, 140.8 lbs. (11-0-1, 5 KO's) squares off against Curtis Morton, 140.0 lbs. (4-5-4) of Myrtle Beach in an eight-rounder. Sweden's Naim Terbunja, 170 lbs. (7-1) takes on Lanny Dardar, 167.8 lbs. (3-5-2, 1 KO) of Louisiana in a six round contest. Two Elmont, Long Island fighters will showcase their talents on the home turf in four-round bouts. Terell Bostic, 139.4 lbs. (1-0, 1 KO) comes off an outstanding first round KO debut to face Miguel Gloria, 140.8 lbs. (1-2) of Albuquerque; and unbeaten Tyrone James, 147.8 lbs. (2-0, 1 KO) battles New York City's Kasif Muhammad, 147.6 lbs. (0-2). Brooklyn's Laurend Stewart, 157.2 lbs. (2-0, 1 KO) takes on another Albuquerque import in Daniel Flores, 155.8 lbs. (0-2).

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