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Monday, July 2, 2012

Seldin to Face Warrior

Welterweight Cletus Seldin is scheduled to battle Ronnie Warrior Jr. on Saturday, July 28 at the Paramount Theatre in Long Island, New York. The bout is penciled in for six rounds.

Seldin's first year as a professional has been a productive one. He's won his first seven fights and stopped five of them inside the distance. Seldin has been effective because he's been aggressive. He prefers to come forward while winging power punches at his opponent. Seldin is also incredibly strong.

His first year has been an intriguing one to follow for boxing fans. There was the wild fight against Clarence Booth that looked like a wrestling match at times. There was also a fight against Rashad Bogar that started inauspiciously for Seldin and ended with a dominating victory and Bogar claiming that Seldin's gloves smelled fishy. Turns out his gloves only smelled like Bogar's bruised face.

Ronnie Warrior (13-6-1, 4 KOs), a southpaw, signifies a step up for Seldin. Warrior is a capable journeyman who went the full eight rounds with Dmitriy Salita in April of 2011. The 35 year old, who has an amazing eight no contests on his record, first turned pro in 1998. The Oklahoma native has lost his last four fights, all to solid competition who combined for a record of 67-2-3 at the time Warrior competed against them.

But Warrior's last win came in 2007. In his last fight, which took place last December, he was put down three times and stopped against Azael Cosio. Seldin has fought twice in 2012, both knockout victories.

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