Star Boxing ’s undefeated Cletus Seldin puts his record on the line on his Long Island home turf when “The Hebrew Hammer” squares off against battle-tested Ranee Ganoy (38-12-2, 32 KO’s) in a 10-round light welterweight clash at The Paramount in Huntington on Friday night, June 19.
Fighting out of Shirley, Long Island, Seldin has been ultra-impressive with a record of 16-0. Thirteen of those victories have come by way of thunderous knockouts, while fighting under the guidance of promoter Joe DeGuardia.
“Cletus is for real, and is poised to emerge in the light welterweight division,” says DeGuardia. “He’s very strong, and has knockout power in each hand. An outstanding athlete who’s always in outstanding shape, Cletus comes ready with aggressive body punching to match his crowd-pleasing style.”
Seldin has showcased his considerable talents almost exclusively at The Paramount, where he has scored 12 of his victories, including eight straight. The path is similar to that of Star Boxing’s Chris Algieri, who used The Paramount as a launching pad for his success before graduating to Barclays Center and Macao.
The Hebrew Hammer is about to complete training camp in West Palm Beach, FL, after prepping at his home base at the Westbury Boxing Club. Seldin had this to say about Ganoy, the knockout specialist from Albuquerque, NM: “He has a nice solid, tight, fighting stance. He’s a tough guy, a tough opponent, and with 32 KOs, he will probably come in for the knockout. If he does that, you know what happens, you get the hammer! Having a victory over him will boost me to the top 15.”
The undercard is stocked with a quartet of six-round bouts featuring a burst of up-and comers: New Hyde Park’s Rich Neves (8-2-2, 4 KOs) will face Alex Mancera (8-6-1, 5 KOs) of Queens/junior middleweights; Woodhaven’s Daniel Gonzales (8-0-1, 3 KOs) steps into the ring against Carl McNickles (8-8, 6 KOs) of Chicago/junior welterweights; Westbury’s Dave Meloni (3-1, 1 KO) squares off against Rigoberto Miranda of the Bronx/junior lightweights; and unbeaten Johnny Hernandez (4-0, 1 KO) of Huntington is matched against San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Angel Suarez (2-2)/featherweights.