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News: Cletus Seldin vs. Carl McNickles on Saturday; Leatherwood vs. Brooks on 10/12



NEW YORK, NY (October 10, 2012) Long Island fan favorite Cletus ‘The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin returns to the squared circle this Saturday night, OCTOBER 13 in the eight round co-main event at Star Boxing’s “Westbury Wars”, a sensational evening of world class professional boxing at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury.

Sporting an unblemished professional record and known for his show stopping knockouts, the 26-year-old Seldin, 8-0-0 (5KO’s), will clash with Chicago based spoiler, Carl ‘The Assassin” McNickles, 8-3-0 (6KO’s).

Speaking upon his return from training camp in Florida, Seldin was very enthusiastic about his upcoming fight in the iconic venue.

“It’s my first scheduled eight rounder and just like my last three bouts, I hear that McNickles will truly test me and won’t be an early knockout victim,” said Seldin. “I haven’t seen any tape of him, I’ve just heard that he likes to fight in the middle of the ring, which is exactly the last place he should want to be.”

“I’m also anxious to fight at Westbury, it’s been the home of hundreds of world class performers and I’m sure that I will have a huge amount of fans there. My last four fights have been at The Paramount in Huntington and it’s been sold out each time.”

Said Joe DeGuardia, President of Star Boxing about Seldin’s upcoming bout, “Cletus has truly energized the Long Island fight crowd and has become a must-see attraction. He has scored highlight reel knockouts thus far but McNickles is a smart and tough fighter who will provide a very stern test for Cletus.”

“Many world class performers have had their best nights at Westbury over the years, we’re hoping that Cletus has one of those nights.”

In Seldin’s last bout on JULY 28, he knocked out highly touted Puerto Rican prospect Jonathan Garcia in the first round.

About his training camp in Florida, Seldin stated, “I had some terrific sparring with (former world champion) Joan Guzman. Excellent battles that really made me more confident for this fight and the future.”

“My conditioning is outstanding. The more rounds I sparred with Guzman each day the better I felt. While I’m known for knocking out people early, I’m actually proud of my boxing skills, maybe this fight I can put them on display.”

The 28-year-old McNickles, 8-3-0 (6KO’s), has fought all over the country facing numerous top prospects.

In his last outing on St. Patrick’s Day, MARCH 17, McNickles fought hometown favorite Danny McDermott at Madison Square Garden, winning a very close majority decision in an epic, back-and-forth battle.

“Westbury Wars” is headlined by a highly anticipated ten round battle for the New York State Junior Welterweight Title between undefeated African prospect Issouf Kinda, now based in New York City, and former world title challenger “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis, a native of Greece, now residing in Astoria, New York.

Advance tickets for this theatre-in-the-round seating event, priced at $150 for Gold Circle VIP, $60 for Ringside Reserved and $30 for Mezzanine Reserved, are available at Live Nation, charge by phone at 800-745-3000, at the Westbury Box Office or through the Star Boxing office by calling (718) 823-2000 or on their website, Star Boxing.

Doors on the evening of the event will open at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm. Event, date and time are subject to change. Tickets are subject to applicable service charges.

After the fights boxing fans can dine at Marco Polo’s Restaurant in the Viana Hotel and Spa and receive 15% off their meals by presenting a ticket stub from the event. The Viana Hotel and Spa is located at 3998 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury, New York.

The NYCB Theatre at Westbury is located at 960 Brush Hollow Road in Westbury, New York, 11590. For directions and more information please visit their website at The Theatre at Westbury. For Westbury membership information, visit Westbury Membership

Keandre Leatherwood vs. Marcus Brooks on Friday

October 10, 2012 – Super-welterweight prospect, Keandre Leatherwood (10-1, 7 KOs) makes his way back to the squared circle this Friday October 11, 2012, when he battles Marcus Brooks (7-10, 3 KOs) at the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The scheduled 6-round bout is promoted by Ring of Dreams in association with Boxing 360.

Leatherwood, who hails from Birmingham, Alabama, has vowed to put more effort into his boxing career as he looks to rally off his last performance, where he stopped Mikel Williams by means of a third round knockout.

“After tasting defeat for the first time in my career against John Jackson, the light bulb went off in my head and I realized I need to be in the gym 24/7.” said Leatherwood. “I’ve made the adjustment to my training regimen and now I’m feeling confident in my ability to fight at the championship level. Boxing 360 is keeping me busy and I’m excited to be fighting this Friday.”

“I really believe Keandre has the talent to be a world champion,” stated Boxing 360 promoter Mario Yagobi. “I know if he focus’ on his career, he’ll put himself in position to fight at the next level. Right now I’m working on getting him ranked and we are taking it one fight at a time. As soon as I feel he’s ready to step it up, we’ll be in a significant fight.”