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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Seldin's Fifth Straight Knockout

Welterweight Cletus Seldin stopped Carl McNickles in the second round tonight at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury, New York. The win marks Seldin's fifth consecutive knockout.

As usual, Seldin came out firing from the beginning of the fight. After the initial storm, Seldin settled down and landed a nifty lead right with thirty seconds remaining in the opening round. Just before the bell, Seldin clocked McNickles with an overhand right, a harbinger of things to come.

In the second, Seldin wobbled McNickles with a strong combo. The "Hebrew Hammer" then nailed McNickles with an overhand right, his usual knockout blow. McNickles fell like a tree, but gamely managed to beat the count. The fight did not last much longer before referee Tony Chiarantan halted it. Seldin landed off the knockdown with a leaping left hook. Three rights later, his courageous veteran opponent collapsed for a second and final time.

Both men weighed in at 143 pounds for the contest. Seldin, wearing his customary purple trunks, has been under 145 in each of his last four fights, but this was the lightest he's been in his career. Seldin's record improves to 9-0 with 7 KOs while McNickles plummets to 8-4 with 6 KOs.

1 comment:

  1. Cletus Seldin(Hebrew Hammer)is a very exciting fighter to watch and never disappoints. He puts his full will and power into every round and the fights rarely go beyond three rounds because his awesome "hammer" produces a KO.