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Sunday, May 2, 2021

Alex Vargas Calls out Cletus Seldin

A former sparring partner has called out Cletus "Hebrew Hammer" Seldin on Instagram. Alex "El Toro" Vargas (10-0, 4 KO) accused Seldin on his Instagram page of "going around telling people he 'beat me up' in sparring." He added, "You and your team know how it really went."

Seldin (25-1, 21 KOs) answered Vargas with a warning. "Inside the ring with me is a very dangerous place." The Hamma described Vargas as "a decent 6 round fighter," which might sound like an insult but is simply an accurate assessment of El Toro's current status. Seldin advised him to "Pay your dues!"

Vargas responded to Cletus by criticizing Seldin's last opponent.

A 24 year old southpaw from Long Island, New York, Vargas has never had a fight scheduled past the sixth round. He has only faced two opponents with a winning record. He scored one knockout in his first seven fights, all but one of which took place in the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, New York. Vargas has fought three times since October, all in Florida. He has scored three KOs in those bouts, but the combined record of his opponents was a lackluster 6-25 when they faced Vargas.

Conversely, Seldin has fought opponents with a winning record in 20 of his last 22 fights. The other two opponents sported even records. Only three of his pro foes have had losing records when Seldin battled them. The 34 year old New Yorker has been in the ring with the likes of Zab Judah, Yves Ulysse, Roberto Ortiz, Johnny Garcia, and Bayan Jargal.

Seldin would be a massive step up for Vargas. For Seldin, the fight would be a much-needed tune-up fight. He hasn't fought in fourteen months. Vargas indicated he hopes the fight can take place at some point in July.

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