NEW YORK, NEW YORK (March 22, 2012) “The Hebrew Hammer” Cletus Seldin heads back to the ring on Saturday, March 31st at Star Boxing’s ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 3, at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island. The 25-year-old Seldin has turned heads in the New York City area with his stunning knockouts in his last three bouts, raising his record to 6-0-0 with five knockouts since turning pro in July 2011..
At ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 3, the former bodybuilding champion will face off against Rochester, New York’s Marcus Hall, 5-4-1 (2KO’s) in a scheduled six round welterweight tilt.
On January 28th at The Paramount, Seldin wasted little time against Tyler Pogline; drilling him to the canvas three times as referee Ricky Gonzalez called a halt to the carnage at the 2:25 mark of the opening round.
Recently signed to Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, plans are big for Seldin. “Cletus has the attributes to be very successful in boxing. Only six fights into his pro career and it’s already obvious he has world-class knockout power and has a huge following. The fans are turning out in strong numbers and he’s impressing them with his knockouts” said DeGuardia.
On October 22nd, Seldin fought on the undercard of the HBO televised Nonito Donaire/Omar Narvaez bantamweight world title bout at Madison Square Garden, “The Mecca of Boxing.”
Seldin came prepared, stopping Jose Segura Torres in brutal fashion with Torres hitting the canvas three times towards a second round knockout in front of the sold out crowd of over 4,500 in The Theatre.
Advance tickets for ROCKIN’ FIGHTS 3, priced at $40, $50, and $100, are available through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000). Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on their website www.starboxing.com and through The Paramount Box Office, phone 631-673-7300. Doors will open at 6pm with the first bell scheduled for 7pm.
The Paramount is located at 370 New York Avenue, Huntington, New York, 11743. For directions and more information, please visit their website at www.paramountny.com
Ocasio-Sosa Rematch Headlines Power Productions’ “Philly Barn Burner III”!
Philadelphia, PA (March, 21, 2012) – Greg Robinson’s Power Productions returns to the National Guard Armory Friday, April 20 with an action-packed card loaded with local talent.
Tickets starting at $40 are available by calling Power Productions at 267-385-0721, Manny Rivera at 267-325-9963, Moz Gonzalez at 215-500-7435, or Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.
Headlining “Philly Barn Burner III” is the highly-anticipated rematch between popular Philadelphia based lightweight Angel Ocasio and Camden, NJ’s Jason Sosa. In their first meeting on January 13, Ocasio, 6-0-1 (1 KO), and Sosa, 4-1-2 (1 KO), fought a crowd-pleasing bout that ultimately ended in a draw.
“I’ve been training hard for over a month getting ready for this fight and we still have (a month until fight night),” said Ocasio, who is one of the biggest ticket sellers in the City of Brotherly Love. “I’m not going to leave it up to the judges to declare me the winner!”
Sosa, who doesn’t share the same sentiments as Ocasio, has his own outlook on the rematch.
“He got lucky in our last fight. I got a cut early in that fight and I was concerned the fight might be stopped, so I took it easy. But this time luck can’t save him. I’m excited to be fighting for a title so early in my career and I’m going to take advantage of the opportunity. I know without a doubt that I’m better than him and I’m going to be looking for the knockout quick and early.”
Ocasio-Sosa is scheduled for eight rounds and in addition to bragging rights, the winner claims the vacant USBC championship.
In the co-feature, bantamweight prospect Miguel Cartagena of Philadelphia puts his perfect 4-0 record on the line when he battles rugged New York based Mexican Jose “Chilli” Rivera in a six rounder. Cartagena, who stopped three of his four opponents, won the 2009 National Golden Gloves tournament and is considered one of the east coast’s brightest young talents. Rivera, 3-5-2, has never been knocked out, going the distance with hard-hitting foes Jonathan Gonzalez and Qa’id Muhammad, while battling former amateur standout Raul Lopez to a draw.
In separate bouts, Tim Witherspoon Jr. and Isiah Seldon, both sons of former heavyweight titlists, will look to impress what expects to be a sold out crowd. Joining Witherspoon Jr. and Seldon on the talent-laden undercard are heavyweight sensation Joey Dawejko, Brian Donahue, Georgiy Guralnik and Saud “Kid Grady” Clark.
“This is going to be a phenomenal show from top to bottom,” stated Robinson. “We have some of the top young talent in Philly on this card and the Ocasio-Sosa rematch all under one roof. April 20 will definitely be a great night for the fans!”
Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first bout is scheduled for 7:30. The National Guard Armory is located at 2700 Southampton Rd in Philadelphia.
For more information on Power Productions, go to www.battlestrongboxing.com and makboxing.com.
Star Boxing’s Joe DeGuardia Adresses Ring 8
NEW YORK, NY, (March 22, 2012) Star Boxing’s founder and CEO Joe DeGuardia was the special guest speaker last night, March 20th for Ring 8’s monthly meeting at the historic Waterfront Crabhouse in Long Island City.
Founded in 1954, Ring 8 acts as a great resource in helping former professional boxers who are in need of financial assistance.
Having promoted professional boxing since 1992, DeGuardia considers Ring 8 to be an integral part of assisting retired boxers.
“I’ve been in boxing my whole life and as a successful promoter I feel it’s important to assist Ring 8 with their work” said DeGuardia. “It was an honor to speak at their monthly meeting last night and as always I look forward to assisting them going forward.”
A practicing attorney who graduated from Fordham University and Hofstra Law School, DeGuardia is the President of the Boxing Promoters Association. He also was a New York Golden Gloves Champion in 1988 (147lbs Open Class).