New York, Thursday, June 18 –
Today’s weigh-in for Star Boxing’s spectacular fight card at The Paramount tomorrow evening was open to the public at Modell’s Sporting Goods at Huntington Shopping Center on Long Island. With cameras flashing throughout the proceedings, unbeaten, power-puncher Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (16-0, 13 KOs), wearing an American bandana, easily made weight, tipping the scales at 139.2 lbs, well under the light welterweight limit. His veteran opponent Ranee Ganoy (38-12-2, 32 KOs), appearing sweaty in effort to make weight, was over the limit at 140.4 pounds. But Ganoy returned to the scales less than an hour later, and had dropped the necessary ounces. The 10-round light welterweight clash is the main event at The Paramount in Huntington tomorrow night (Friday, June 19).
Here are the weights for the undercard combatants, three top-notch, six-round bouts with a local flair, as well as a four-rounder: New Hyde Park’s Rich Neves, 154 lbs. (8-2-2, 4 KOs) will battle Alex Mancera, 154.6 lbs. (8-6-1, 5 KOs) of Queens/junior middleweights; Woodhaven’s Daniel Gonzales, 140.8 lbs. (8-0-1, 3 KOs) steps into the ring against Carl McNickles, 140.8 lbs. (8-8, 6 KOs) of Chicago/junior welterweights; unbeaten Johnny Hernandez, 126.2 lbs. (4-0, 1 KO) of Huntington is matched against San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Angel Suarez, 127 lbs., (2-2) /featherweights; and in the four-rounder, Terrell Bostic, 138.8 lbs. of Wyandanch, NY in his pro debut vs. Brooklyn’s Makashi Aida, 142.2 lbs. (0-1).
Seldin, the Patchogue product fighting out of Shirley, LI, has been superb in fashioning an unblemished 16-0 mark, with 13 of triumphs coming via powerful knockout punches. Fighting under the guidance of promoter Joe DeGuardia, Seldin on an almost identical path to
that of another Star Boxing-promoted fighter, Chris Algieri.
Doors open at 7:00 PM; first bout at 7:30 PM.
ABOUT THE PARAMOUNT:
Opened September 30, 2011 this 1,555-capacity live entertainment venue, located in downtown Huntington, Long Island, New York, features; concerts, comedy, boxing, community and other special events in a club/theater setting. With over 30,000 Facebook fans, The Paramount was recently ranked by Pollstar Magazine as the #24 highest attended club-venue worldwide (January-June 2013). A Ticketmaster venue, booked by Live Nation, TheParamount hosts nearly 200 events per year and in less than two years since its inception, has quickly established itself as the premier music venue onLong Island, NY. Some artists who have recently taken the Paramount stage include; Billy Joel, Pitbull, Don Henley, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, ZZ Top, Counting Crows, Primus, Matchbox 20, The Blues Brothers, Limp Bizkit, & many, many, more.
ABOUT MODELL’S SPORTING GOODS
Founded in 1889, Modell’s Sporting Goods is the local family sporting goods destination that provides a convenient and compelling shopping experience for the athlete and fan in all of us. Modell’s offers customers an assortment of top brands in sporting goods equipment, footwear and active apparel for every level of play year round. The retailer operates 153 stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC. In addition to www.Modells.com, which services customers all over the country.
ABOUT THE FOX HOLLOW:
Nestled upon 8 private acres of Long Island’s north shore is the Fox Hollow, which features a state of the art event venue, fine dining restaurant and an all-suite luxury boutique hotel. Owned & operated by the Scotto Brothers, their Above & Beyond philosophy in providing each & every guest with superior services and amenities is paramount. Visit the Fox Hollow online atwww.TheFoxHollow.com & www.
Official Sponsor of the Paramount Boxing Series, Camelot Limos is a family owned and operated business located in Nassau County, with over 25 years of professional experience; serving satisfied clientele since 1984. The owners of Camelot Specialty Limos are very active in the business and play a major role in the company’s day-to-day operations. Camelot Specialty Limos, Inc. is an Accredited Member of the Better Business Bureau. www.camelotlimo.com
ABOUT WBAB 102.3:
WBAB 102.3 is the home of Long Island’s Classic Rock anchored by their Long Island Rock ‘N’ Roll Morning Show with Roger and JP. For more information or to listen online, visit their website at
ABOUT STAR BOXING ®
Star Boxing Inc. celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2012. The company has produced some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star Boxing continues to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star Boxing is proud that is has consistently brought credibility, integrity, and exciting fights to the boxing industry. For more information on Star Boxing, visit their official website at www.StarBoxing.com and follow them on Twitter @ Star Boxing and Facebook /