WESTBURY, NY (October 13, 2012) In front of a huge crowd of Long Island boxing fans, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented an action packed evening of professional boxing on Saturday night at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.
Said DeGuardia, “It was a terrific event that Long Island fight fans truly enjoyed, the fights were terrific and the team at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury were great to work with. “
“Kinda continues to look sharper in each successive fight, Seldin has become a massive fan favorite here on Long Island, Jargal and Rodriguez put on an outstanding battle and I’m happy for Gotay who’s a very good looking prospect.”
In the main event, African master Issouf Kinda scored the best win of his career, dominating former world title challenger “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis over ten shutout rounds and retaining his New York State Junior Welterweight Title.
Quicker to the punch throughout the fight, Kinda skillfully dealt with the aggressive Arnaoutis who wasn’t able to find the Bronx resident on a consistent basis.
With scores being announced of 100-90 on all three score cards, Kinda improved to 15-0-0 (5KO’s), while Arnaoutis moved to 24-8-2 (11KO’s).
Known as ‘The Hebrew Hammer”, Long Island fan favorite Cletus Seldin stopped Chicago’s Carl “The Assassin” McNickles in the third round of their scheduled eight round welterweight clash.
Bombing away from the opening bell much to the delight of the fight fans, Seldin and McNickles battered each other to the head and body for the first two rounds.
Landing a crushing right hand in the third, Seldin drilled McNickles to the canvas, however the game spoiler beat the count. Moments later Seldin closed the show in style, dropping McNickles for good later in the stanza.
Staying undefeated, Seldin raised his record to 9-0-0 (6KO’s), while McNickles fell to 8-4-0 (6KO’s).
In a six round junior welterweight battle, Bayan “The Mongolian Mongoose” Jargal of Arlington, VA and Newburgh, NY’s Luis Rodriguez waged an all out war.
At the end of their six round clash that had the Long Island fight fans on their feet cheering throughout, Jargal, now 16-3-3 (10KO’s) was declared the winner by majority decision. Rodriguez evens to 6-6-1 (1KO).
In the opening professional bout on the card, Huntington, New York prospect Alan Gotay, 2-0-0 (1KO), defeated crafty Alberto Manukyan, 0-2-0, over four unanimous rounds in their junior welterweight bout. Manukyan of Jersey City, NJ survived a second round knockdown.
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