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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.

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