Star Boxing ‘s powerhouse Cletus Seldin (17-0, 14 KOs) kept his unblemished record in tact much to the delight of the home crowd Friday night.
“The Hebrew Hammer” lived up to his pre-fight prediction to score a TKO victory over veteran Ranee Ganoy (38-13-2, 32 KO’s) in the 4th round of the scheduled 10-round junior welterweight clash at The Paramount in Huntington in the main event before a packed house.
Seldin defended his WBC International Silver junior welterweight title.
The Patchoque native, now fighting out of Shirley, put on a show for his Long Island fan base, dropping Ganoy to the canvas in the second round; a second knockdown at 1:15 into the fourth stanza put an end to the contest with his 14th thunderous KO victory fighting under the guidance of promoter Joe DeGuardia.
“Once I got his timing down, I was able to land the hard punches,” said Seldin following another impressive performance. “That’s when I was able to drop him in the second round, and again in the fourth.”
“The Paramount has become one of America’s most distinctive boxing venues,” said DeGuardia. “Another spectacular performance by Cletus, his ninth in a row at The Paramount, another exciting night of boxing, and another capacity crowd.”
Seldin has showcased his considerable talents almost exclusively at The Paramount, where he has scored 13 of his victories, including nine in a row. That’s the same path used by Star Boxing’s Chris Algieri, where The Paramount became the launching pad for his success before graduating to Barclays Center and Macao.
Before the fight, Seldin had predicted “He’s a tough guy, and with 32 KOs, he will probably come in for the knockout. If he does that, you know what happens, you get the hammer!”
In the undercard bouts: New Hyde Park’s Rich Neves (9-2-2, 4 KOs) out-pointed Alex Mancera (8-7-1, 5 KOs) of Queens, going the distance in a six-round battle of junior middleweights; Woodhaven’s Daniel Gonzales (9-0-1, 3 KOs) won by decision over Carl McNickles (8-9, 6 KOs) of Chicago in a junior welterweight six-rounder;Puerto Rico’s Angel Suarez (3-2) put an end to the unbeaten record of Huntington’s Johnny Hernandez (4-1, 1 KO) with a decision victory in their six round featherweight contest. In the opening fight, Terrell Bostic (1-0, 1KO) was impressive in his pro debut, a TKO triumph over Makashi Aida, when the referee called a hault to the bout at 1:36 of the second round.
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