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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Seldin to Face Acuna

Welterweight Cletus Seldin is scheduled to face journeyman Wilfredo Acuna at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York on April 24. Seldin, who had a shoulder injury last year, has fought only once in the previous 14 months.

Seldin (12-0, 9 KOs) defeated Gilbert Venegas by unanimous decision in November, a result that terminated an eight-fight knockout streak. Acuna represents the most experienced fighter Seldin, a 27-year old from Long Island, New York, has ever faced.

Acuna (15-13, 12 KOs) is a 32-year old southpaw from Nicaragua. He hasn't had much success in the ring recently. A victory over a winless fighter in December ended a six-fight losing streak and he has lost 9 of his last 11 fights. At his worst, Acuna steps first and then throws arm punches. His right hook is a wild slingshot thrown from his shoulder. But at his best, Acuna can stick and move and has shown knockout power, although most of his KOs came against nondescript opponents in Central America.

Most of Acuna's losses have come at the hands of opponents with good records. Seven of his losses came against undefeated fighters and two more were to foes with only one loss. But most of his best work came at junior lightweight. This bout is at welterweight.

This fight is scheduled for eight rounds.

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