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Sunday, August 27, 2023

Cletus Seldin to Fight on September 14

Cletus Seldin is scheduled to fight Patrick Okine on Thursday, September 14 at Sony Hall in New York, New York, USA on a card promoted by BoxingInsider. Seldin (26-1, 22 KOs) will have endured a 23 month layoff when September 14 rolls around.

Seldin has had numerous fights scheduled and fall through for one reason or another since he stopped William Silva at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on October 16, 2021. Opponents have failed physicals while fights against name opponents Reshat Mati and Adrien Broner never materialized. Seldin and his promoter split ways earlier this year.

Okine (20-5-2, 17 KOs) is a 32 year old from Accra, Ghana. He has fought for the Ghanaian featherweight title, the WBO African super featherweight title, the Commonwealth featherweight title, and the NABA USA lightweight title. He lost all of them.

Okine is the naturally smaller man. He has fought only three junior welterweight opponents; all his other foes were lightweights or smaller. BoxRec lists him as 5'5", about two or three inches shorter than Seldin. Okine has faced some name opponent including former world champion Lee Selby, former minor beltholder Jeremia Nakathila, and Emmanuel Tagoe, who once took Ryan Garcia the distance. Okine lost to them all.

This bout is scheduled for eight rounds. A more in depth preview is forthcoming.

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