MEDIA LUNCHEON AHEAD OF JUNE 7th’s NABA SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE SHOWDOWN AT TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO
New York, June 1, 2019
ZAB “SUPER” JUDAH (44-9 30KO’s) and CLETUS “THE HEBREW HAMMER” SELDIN (23-1 19KO’s) met today for the first time at BEN’S KOSHER DELICATESSEN, in NYC, ahead of their vacant NABA Super Lightweightshowdown at Turning Stone Resort Casino on International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend, June 7th. Quotes and photos from the event can be found below.
QUOTES & PHOTOS
STAR BOXING CEO JOE DEGUARDIA:
“Brooklyn’s own Zab Judah, a future hall-of-famer, taking on another New Yorker, Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin, is a real testiment to boxing, on the biggest weekend in boxing, at Turning Stone on International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend.”
“On one hand we have the hardest puncher on Long Island, Cletus Seldin, with a throwback style to the 1950’s, against 6-time world champion and future hall of famer, Zab Judah”
“Be sure to tune in next Saturday night for a thrilling night of fights.”
“I have respect for Zab Judah, I respect his career, I respect what he has done … but when we get in the ring, I have no respect, no care, only determination, and one job in mind, and thats hurting the other individual in front of me, and thats it.
BRIAN BUSTO (manager Cletus Seldin)
PETE BRODSKY (trainer, Cletus Seldin)
“We are honored to be in the main event for this International Boxing Hall of Fame weekend.”
“I have nothing but great respect for Zab and his father. AS for Cletus, he has trained with more intensity, and more focus then ever before, and you are in for a great fight.”
“I want to thank the media, Joe DeGuardia and Star Boxing and everyone for coming out here today.”
“To my opponent, I respect you guys but welcome to the terror zone. I got more knockouts then he got fights.”
“You all know how serious I am, how focused and dedicated I am. Friday night, the train continues and it starts with Cletus Seldin.”
YOEL JUDAH (father & trainer of Zab Judah):
“We trained very hard for this fight. I want to thank team Seldin, I know they will come well-prepared.”
“Seldin is a knockout artist, and we think Zab is too. You get what you ask for.”
BILL HALKIAS (manager, Zab Judah):
Judah vs Seldin is presented by Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing, on a huge night of action at Turning Stone Resort Casino where the return of Zab Judah against knockout artist Cletus Seldin is supported by golden lineage of boxing families in James McGirt Jr., son of “Buddy” McGirt, fighting undefeated Frenchman David Papot for the WBO International & WBA Intercontinental Titles, as well Robert Duran Jr., son of storied boxing legend, Roberto Duran.
#JudahSeldin June 7th Promo
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Boxing fans will also have an opportunity to mingle with some of the biggest names in boxing, including boxing VIPs and Hall of Famers. Turning Stone will offer a unique boxing fan experience for guests who purchase tickets for the June 7thJudah vs. Seldin fight. For $50 (plus the purchase of a ticket), guests will receive access to the Boxing Hall of Fame Lounge, where boxing VIPs will be socializing throughout the night.
Tickets for Judah vs. Seldin are now available at the Turning Stone Box Office in person or by calling 315.361.7469 and 12:00 p.m. online at Ticketmaster. Prices start at only $35, with ringside seats available for $89 and $75
June 7th’s main event features, Zab “Super” Judah (Brooklyn, NY 44-9 30KO’s), a six-time world champion, and the last undisputed welterweight champion of the world. Judah has defeated some of the most notable names in the business, including, Micky Ward, Lucas Matthysse and Cory Spinks (Undisputed Welterweight Title), and fought many other top fighters including Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan, Danny Garcia and Miguel Cotto. Opposing the six-time and former undisputed champion will be New York’s feared knockout artist, Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (Shirley, NY 23-1 19KO’s). Seldin broke on to the national scene when he devoured Roberto Ortiz at the Nassau Coliseum in a featured HBO fight. One month later, Seldin became the first boxer alongside Hall of Fame world champions, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. to fight in featured fights on back to back months on HBO. Judah-Seldin will be a scheduled 12-round bout, for the vacant NABA Super Lightweight Title.
On the biggest weekend in boxing, with many Hall of Famer’s in attendance, #JudahSeldin is bound to set off fireworks at Turning Stone on June 7th.
In the co-feature bout, James “Buddy” McGirt Jr. (Vero Beach, FL 27-3-1 14KO’s) will look to tip his hat to his father, James McGirt Sr. who is being inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame during the same weekend, when he takes on tough undefeated Frenchman David Papot (Saint-Nazaire, France 22-0 3KO’s). As a professional McGirt has found success and has faced some well-regarded fighters in his division, including, Carlos De Leon Jr., Edwin Rodriguez, and Raymond Joval. His opponent, undefeated Frenchman David Papot is taking the trip across the Atlantic Ocean with intentions of ruining the McGirt family weekend. Papot had 102 amateur bouts, 30 of which were with the French National team, earning French National Champion honors two times. In 2017 Papot earned the WBA Continental Middleweight Title, and later that year became the French National Super Welterweight Champion, having since defended the title three times. Papot-McGirt is a scheduled 12-round bout, for the vacant WBA Intercontinental and WBO International Middleweight Titles.
Turning Stone will be announcing additional events for Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend shortly. For more information about events that have already been announced, visit here.
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ABOUT TURNING STONE RESORT CASINO:
A renowned, award-winning destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino features world-class amenities including four hotels, two luxurious spas, five golf courses, more than 20 dining options, a 125,000 square foot Las Vegas-style gaming floor, a cabaret style Showroom, a 5,000 seat arena, and several nightlife venues. Conveniently located 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33, Turning Stone was named “Best Countryside Hotel/Lodge” in 2015 and “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. Turning Stone has also earned the prestigious Forbes Four Star Award for The Lodge, Wildflowers restaurant and Skʌ:nʌ́: spa, and for 12 consecutive years, the AAA Four Diamond Award for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel, and Wildflowers restaurant.
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Media credential requests for the June 7th Judah vs. Seldin fight should be emailed to kelly.abdo@turningstone.
Tony Palmieri, Star Boxing: (718) 823-2000, Tonypalmieri@starboxing.com