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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Seldin to be Featured on Friday Night Fights

Cletus "Hebrew Hammer" Seldin is scheduled to face the toughest opponent of his career, Johnny Garcia, on February 27 at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York. The fight is slated to be shown on ESPN 2 in the United States.

Seldin (15-0, 12 KOs) fought four times in 2014. He scored three knockouts and was ahead against Bayan Jargal in July when the fight was stopped at the start of the third round and ruled a No Contest. Seldin closed out 2014 with a ninth round TKO of Jargal, the best fighter he has faced thus far in his career.

Garcia (19-2-1, 11 KOs) had a six fight winning streak snapped in June of last year when he lost a majority decision to John Williams. He then drew with Moises Solis in December. Garcia has defeated two undefeated fighters during his career. He decisioned William Jackson, who was 11-0 at the time, in 2011. The next year, he beat hot Cuban prospect Yordenis Ugas by split decision. Garcia lost his first bout two fights later when another undefeated Cuban prospect, Angelo Santana, hurt him int he second round and knocked him out in the fifth.

Seldin, who is 10-0 in the Paramount Theatre, had fought his entire career as a welterweight until he weighed in at 139.25 pounds against Jargal in the rematch. Garcia's weight has fluctuated wildly. Against Santana, a southpaw, Johnny was the lightest of his career, 133.75 pounds. Garcia weighted over 154 pounds for a 2013 fight. He was a junior welterweight for the Williams fight and 148 pounds against Solis.

This bout is scheduled to take place in the junior welterweight division with a maximum of ten rounds.

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