Cletus Seldin

NABA Super Lightweight Champion
WBC International Silver Super Lightweight Champion

Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin was born on September 11th, 1986. Cletus currently holds an undefeated record of 19-0 with 16KO’s. He began boxing at the age of 22 quickly matching his natural athletic talent to become a skillful and powerful boxer. Cletus is born from a tough line of Jewish Americans, his Grandfather was the leader of the Brooklyn biker gang known as the Dragons and his father is known as the Iron Man. Seldin turned professional on July 9th 2011, scoring a third round TKO over Wilson Feliciano. Cletus is currently trained and managed by Pete Brodsky. Cletus signed with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing in November 2011 and has seen his star on the rise ever since.

Cletus currently holds the WBC International Silver Super Lightweight title which he won by knocking out the tough Bayan Jargal on December 20, 2014 and has successfully defended the title four times winning all by knockout. Cletus has become a huge fan favorite at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island. His take no prisoners style and one punch knockout power has electrified fans time and time again. Cletus is currently rated #5 in the WBC Super Lightweight ratings.

Cletus is a gifted athlete with a natural ability to quickly excel to the top level of competition. As a youth Cletus was a New York State championship wrestler and All Long Island cornerback. Cletus was awarded the Bronze Hit Award while winning the Long Island Football Championships and the Bulldog Award for the toughest player. Cletus once hit an opposing player so hard during a televised playoff football game the network was unable to show the play because it was too violent.

After high school athletics Cletus decided to train in mixed martial arts, and with his natural wrestling ability quickly excelled as a grappler. The first day Cletus entered a MMA gym he was able to submit the head jujitsu instructor with his resourcefulness and pure strength. Cletus began to improve his fighting abilities and began entering various MMA tournaments. Within five months of training he was able to gain points in Judo earning a brown belt by using devastating power and technique by literally slamming the competition. Cletus’ great physique and muscle proportion allowed him to intermittently enter body building competitions between MMA tournaments. He placed in the top five at the Eastern USA Body Building Championships.

Next Cletus decided to utilize his athletic skills in the sport of boxing and quickly gained momentum becoming Ringside Amateur World Champion in 2009 after fighting in his first national tournament. In 2010 Cletus advanced to an open class fighter and become the Long Island Amateur boxing Champion. Seldin had a successful amateur career with a record of 26-2, highlighted by fighting in the Finals of the New York State Golden Gloves and National Golden Gloves. Cletus was able to accomplish this during his first attempt of the open class division.

Cletus decided to go professional as a boxer in 2011, quickly advancing his record fighting five fights in only five months with three KO’s. Cletus is one of the only fighters that fights at his natural weight of 147 pounds, staying in shape all year round and always ready for the next fight. Cletus is an intelligent fighter and athlete; he understands the importance of utilizing proper training techniques, good nutrition, and exercise science knowledge. His older brother Joseph, an exercise physiologist and Columbia Graduate, designs and tailors his conditioning and nutrition intake to insure the greatest possible performance. With a strict training schedule and a strong work ethic, Cletus is able to maintain tremendous stamina and power which is distinctively shown in his bouts. Cletus is considered a throw back fighter, with his vintage pugilistic style characterized by aggressive body punching and strong forward moving punching power. His fights are always a crowd pleaser with each round displaying high intensity fighting. Cletus aspires to become World Champion within the next two years, placing Jewish Fighters back as the best fighters in the world.
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