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West Palm Beach, Florida (July 7, 2014)
Popular Long Island junior welterweight prospect CLETUS “The Hebrew Hammer” SELDIN is deep in preparations for his ESPNFriday Night Fights debut against veteran BAYAN “The Mongolian Mongoose” JARGAL set for Friday, July 18 at The Paramount in Huntington, New York.
Presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, advance tickets forESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″ starting at $50, are on sale through Ticketmaster (Ticketmaster.com), the Star Boxing website (StarBoxing.com) and The Paramount Box Office, phone (631) 673-7300. Doors on the night of the event will open at 6:30 p.m. with the first bell at 7:00 p.m.
Sporting a record of 13-0-0 with ten knockouts, the 27-year-old Seldin is preparing for the toughest foe of his three-year career as Jargal enters the eight round clash with a record of 17-5-3 with 11 knockouts.
Speaking from his training camp in West Palm Beach, Florida, Seldin touched on a number of topics leading up to the fight.
“I’ve seen Jargal fight numerous times, I know he gave Algieri a good fight” said Seldin. “He’s going to want to push the pace which is just my style so fans are in for an all-action scrap. But he’s got a bit of an awkward offense, his punches come from different angles which is something I will have to deal with.”
“I’ve gotten terrific sparring down here in Florida visiting numerous gyms over the last few weeks. I’m based in West Palm Beach but I’ve been all over Florida getting the best sparring, six to ten rounds per day.”
Always moving forward in and out of the ring, Seldin is anxious to make his nationally televised debut. “I always want more, I’m never satisfied whether it’s headlining The Paramount or ESPN, I’ll always want it bigger and better.”
“I was inspired by Chris winning the world title, he had no amateur bouts, I only had about 30 so we’ve both heard the same things about what our limitations are but it just shows what courage, heart and discipline can do.”
Finally, remarking about fighting at The Paramount for the 9th time, Seldin stated, “I love it, my fans and friends pack the place and it feels like I’m hosting a party. There is no better venue in America for boxing than The Paramount.”
Headlining ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″is an outstanding ten round junior welterweight clash between top rated contenders EMANUEL “The Tranzformer” TAYLOR of Baltimore, Maryland and San Francisco’s KARIM “Hard Hitta” MAYFIELD.
As part of the sensational evening of world class professional boxing, Star Boxing will also pay tribute to “The Fighting Pride of Huntington“, new World Boxing Organization Junior Welterweight Champion CHRIS ALGIERI.
Additional undercard bouts for ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS/”ROCKIN FIGHTS 14″ will be announced shortly.
The Paramount is located at 370 New York Avenue in Huntington, New York, 11743.
ABOUT ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS
ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra will begin at 8 p.m. ET live on ESPN2,
Watch ESPN and broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+.
ESPN Deportes will re-brand its coverage as Noche de Combates (formerly Viernes de Combates) with some telecasts on Saturdays.
Blow-by-blow commentator Joe Tessitore and ringside analyst Teddy Atlas will return to describe the action for ESPN2. Both are recipients of the prestigious Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism presented by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA): Atlas (2001), Tessitore (2010). Studio host Todd Grisham (@GrishamESPN), will return for his second season providing all the latest boxing news and highlights. Bilingual reporter Bernardo Osuna (@osunaespn), who last year became the series’ first-ever on-site reporter, will contribute to Friday Night Fights in English, and Noche de Combates (Fight Night) in Spanish.
ESPN Deportes Commentators/Studio:
Delvin Rodríguez will call the fights with Pablo Viruega for Noche de Combateson both ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes+, while Leopoldo González and Claudia Trejos will anchor the studio. Hall of Fame referee Joe Cortez will join Trejos and González in studio throughout the season, with Osuna providing reports and interviews.
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 at Star Boxing.
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 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 onlineatwww.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
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