NEW YORK, NY (October 10, 2012) Long Island fan favorite Cletus ‘The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin returns to the squared circle this Saturday night, OCTOBER 13 in the eight round co-main event at Star Boxing’s “Westbury Wars”, a sensational evening of world class professional boxing at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.
Sporting an unblemished professional record and known for his show stopping knockouts, the 26-year-old Seldin, 8-0-0 (5KO’s), will clash with Chicago based spoiler, Carl ‘The Assassin” McNickles, 8-3-0 (6KO’s).
Speaking upon his return from training camp in Florida, Seldin was very enthusiastic about his upcoming fight in the iconic venue.
“It’s my first scheduled eight rounder and just like my last three bouts, I hear that McNickles will truly test me and won’t be an early knockout victim,” said Seldin. “I haven’t seen any tape of him, I’ve just heard that he likes to fight in the middle of the ring, which is exactly the last place he should want to be.”
“I’m also anxious to fight at Westbury, it’s been the home of hundreds of world class performers and I’m sure that I will have a huge amount of fans there. My last four fights have been at The Paramount in Huntington and it’s been sold out each time.”
Said Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing about Seldin’s upcoming bout, “Cletus has truly energized the Long Island fight crowd and has become a must-see attraction. He has scored highlight reel knockouts thus far but McNickles is a smart and tough fighter who will provide a very stern test for Cletus.”
“Many world class performers have had their best nights at Westbury over the years, we’re hoping that Cletus has one of those nights.”
In Seldin’s last bout on JULY 28, he knocked out highly touted Puerto Rican prospect Jonathan Garcia in the first round.
About his training camp in Florida, Seldin stated, “I had some terrific sparring with (former world champion) Joan Guzman. Excellent battles that really made me more confident for this fight and the future.”
“My conditioning is outstanding. The more rounds I sparred with Guzman each day the better I felt. While I’m known for knocking out people early, I’m actually proud of my boxing skills, maybe this fight I can put them on display.”
The 28-year-old McNickles, 8-3-0 (6KO’s), has fought all over the country facing numerous top prospects.
In his last outing on St. Patrick’s Day, MARCH 17, McNickles fought hometown favorite Danny McDermott at Madison Square Garden, winning a very close majority decision in an epic, back-and-forth battle.
“Westbury Wars” is headlined by a highly anticipated ten round battle for the New York State Junior Welterweight Title between undefeated African prospect Issouf Kinda, now based in New York City, and former world title challenger “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis, a native of Greece, now residing in Astoria, New York.
Advance tickets for this theatre-in-the-round seating event, priced at $150 for Gold Circle VIP, $60 for Ringside Reserved and $30 for Mezzanine Reserved, are available at Live Nation, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, at the Westbury Box Office or through the Star Boxing office by calling (718) 823-2000 or on their website, Star Boxing.
Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. Event, date and time are subject to change. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges.
After the fights boxing fans can dine at Marco Polo’s Restaurant in the Viana Hotel and Spa and receive 15% off their meals by presenting a ticket stub from the event. The Viana Hotel and Spa is located at 3998 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury, New York.
The NYCB Theatre at Westbury is located at 960 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury, New York, 11590. For directions and more information please visit their website at The Theatre at Westbury. For Westbury membership information, visit Westbury Membership
This event is sponsored by
GOLD COAST BANK
VIANA HOTEL AND SPA
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ABOUT STAR BOXING:
Star Boxing Inc. is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2012. Star Boxing has worked to produce some of the most exciting and memorable boxing events in recent history. Star has continued to work with and develop a number of very exciting world champions, world rated contenders and young prospects. Star 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.com/starboxing
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
ABOUT THE CORAL HOUSE
The Coral Houseoverlooking Milburn Lake in Baldwin, Long Island, NY “Everything is NEW…but the Name”offers an exquisite location and every amenity for weddings, anniversary celebrations, corporate events and holidays. Coral House’s lakefront setting is unrivaled, menus are custom designed to each party’s taste and budget, and the service is unparalleled. Whether you’re planning a wedding for several hundred guests, an intimate party for family and friends, or a business gathering, the Coral House on Long Island, NY will make your special event an occasion to remember for years to come. For more information, visit their website at The Coral House.
ABOUT VIANA HOTEL AND SPA
Viana Hotel and Spa, a member of the exclusive Small Luxury Hotels of the World and Long Island’s only green built feng shui hotel, is located in the heart of Long Island. Designed to provide a soothing environment, all spaces are inspired by the ancient art of feng shui paired with state-of-the-art technology, and infused with a vibrant sense of joy and harmony.
This elegant retreat offers luxurious guest rooms and suites, a Zen-inspired spa for rejuvenating body and spirit, a full-service salon, well-equipped fitness center, indoor pool, and inviting restaurant and bar.
As an eco-friendly, LEED project green hotel, we have made an unwavering commitment to sustainability with a number of eco-friendly initiatives in place.
When East meets West and flavors meld perfectly, you know you must be dining at Marco Polo’s. It’s fusion at its finest. Our creative menu features Italian and Asian dishes, as well as a unique blend of fusion dishes. We also offer a vast range of organic wines and specialty cocktails from our full-service bar to compliment your meal. Complete your night with an enjoyable after-dinner drink in our adults-only Game Room and Lounge.
For more information visit their website at Viana Hotel and Spa.
About Gold Coast Bank
Headquartered in Islandia with additional branches located in Huntington, Setauket, Farmingdale, and Mineola, Gold Coast Bank is a New York State chartered bank whose popularity and sterling reputation stems from the strong, long-term relationships it has cultivated among its large and diverse customer base. A member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and one of Long Island’s financially strongest de novo banks, Gold Coast Bank has more than $170 million in assets and prides itself on providing businesses and individuals with quality lending and banking services. Fulfilling a unique niche within the Long Island commercial banking sector, Gold Coast Bank delivers specialty lending capabilities in a variety of areas that include real estate, equipment finance, and lines of credit for privately owned businesses. For more information, please visit Gold Coast Bank