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Monday, January 28, 2019

Sinakin and Israeli to Fight on February 23

Light heavyweight Benjamin "The Jewish Bulldog" Sinakin and super featherweight Tamar "Princess" Israeli are both scheduled to fight on February 23 at The Met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The card will be promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions.

Sinakin (2-0, one KO) scored a first round stoppage over Darren Gibbs on November 16. He won his debut a month and ten days earlier.

Israeli's next fight will mark a year and nine month hiatus from the ring. In her previous contest Tamar (2-0, 2 KOs) stopped Lashanda Tabron on May 20, 2017. Her debut was a first round KO victory three months earlier.

Both Sinakin's and Israeli's bouts are slated for four rounds. Neither has an opponent as of yet.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Seldin Scores Another First Round KO

Cletus Seldin, sporting purple trunks and purple hair, predictably ran over his journeyman opponent, Adam Mate, at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut last night. Seldin was the aggressor from the opening bell. He landed two right hands 23 seconds into the fight that put Mate down to the canvas. Mate rose, but Cletus kept coming. The Hungarian tried to jab in hopes of stymieing Seldin's pressure but to no avail. Seldin landed a huge overhand right that put Mate down again and the fight was then immediately stopped.

This bout lasted only 44 seconds, a quick wash of the hands longer than his previous contest. In his two fights since his lone career defeat, Seldin has only been in the ring for a total of a minute and ten seconds, or slightly less time than it takes to microwave a bowl of instant oatmeal.

These last two first round knockouts came against veterans with winning records, but the Hebrew Hammer has had more impressive victories in his career, including over- but not limited to- Johnny Garcia in 2015 and Roberto Ortiz in 2017. The 32 year old from New York can dominate competition better than Nelson Lara and Mate. But Seldin's victory over the latter was impressive in that he stopped Mate over a round quicker than did Robert Guerrero last month.

Seldin, who weighed in at 145.5 pounds, improves his record to 23-1 with 19 KOs. Mate, who came in at the welterweight limit of 147, was stopped for the eleventh time in his career. The man nicknamed "Bad Boy" falls to 28-14 with 21 KOs.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Kaminsky to Face Payan in February

Junior middleweight David Kaminsky (3-0, 2 KOs) is scheduled to be back in the ring on February 8 at Sportsman Lodge in Los Angeles, California. Estevan Payan is the 18 year old's scheduled opponent.

Kaminsky will continue his tradition of fighting every four months. He's coming off of a stoppage victory over Noah LaCoste in October. Kaminsky's previous two opponents were a combined 3-0. This next opponent has a losing record but much more experience.

While Payan (1-6-1, one KO) hasn't had much success in a boxing ring, he makes up for it with a love of fighting. In his lone victory over the debuting Jesus Garcia in 2017, Payan wore a maniacal smile throughout the contest. "I'm violent," Payan said in an interview last year. "I bring violence to a fight. I come to hurt you."

Against Garcia, Payan pressured. He showed a good jab, but he swung his power punches wildly rather then firing them with precision. Nevertheless, he landed cleanly enough to earn a TKO in the fourth round and convince Garcia to choose another profession. Payan has lost his last four fights since.

In his next fight, against a 3-0 southpaw- not unlike Kaminsky- named Jonathan Esquivel, Payan tried to pressure, but was dissuaded by Esquivel's superior hand speed and accuracy. Payan lasted until the third round before referee Jack Reiss stopped the fight. There were two unanimous decision losses before Payan was stopped a minute and thirteen seconds into his last fight against Vardes Vardanyan in September.

Payan has more experience in MMA, where he has a winning record. The 36 year old from Glendale, Arizona is 15-12 in that sport. He won his last fight in April.

The fight between Kaminsky and Payan is scheduled for four rounds.