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Cletus Seldin

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Nickname(s)  The Hebrew Hammer
Name  Cletus Seldin
Losses  0
Stance  Orthodox
Division  Light welterweight

Nationality  American
Height  1.70 m
Reach  67 in (170 cm)
Role  Boxer
Wins by ko  14
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Rated at  Super Lightweight/Light Welterweight; 140 lb (64 kg)
Born  September 11, 1986 (age 29) East Yaphank, New York (1986-09-11)

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Cletus Seldin (born September 11, 1986) is an American super lightweight boxer. His nickname is the Hebrew Hammer.


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In December 2014, he won the World Boxing Council International Silver Light Welterweight (140 pounds (64 kg)) title. Seldin's record as of June 2015 was 17–0, with 14 knockouts.

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Early and personal life

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Cletus Seldin, who is Jewish, was born in East Yaphank, New York (part of Shirley, New York, on Long Island), named after former New York Yankee third baseman Clete Boyer, who was a close friend of his grandparents. He grew up in Shirley. His father is Harry Seldin. His grandfather Lee Seldin headed a motorcycle club, the Dragons, in Bedford Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, New York, during the 1950s.

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At Longwood High School in Middle Island, New York, Seldin playing cornerback and wide receiver on the Longwood Lions football team, which won the 2004 Long Island championship, and wrestled and learned jiu jitsu. In his senior year he set the New York State deadlifting record for men weighing up to 145 pounds (66 kg), by lifting 470 pounds (210 kg). He later studied at Suffolk Community College.

Seldin has also lived in Brentwood, New York, and now resides in Brooklyn.

Boxing career

Seldin's nickname is the Hebrew Hammer. He is trained and managed by Pete Brodsky, and promoted by Joe DeGuardia.

In honor of his Jewish heritage he wears a Star of David on his trunks, as did former Jewish boxers Benny Leonard and world champion Barney Ross, and the back of his jacket says "Remember the Masada". He describes his style as "come forward and fight." ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafeal described him as "a fun fighter."

Seldin began boxing as a professional in 2011, when he was 22 years old.

In April 2013, he had surgery for a torn right rotator cuff, labrum, and right hand. That was followed by nine months of recovery time.

Seldin made his national television debut in July 2014 on ESPN against Bayan "the Mongolian Mongoose" Jargal (17–5–3, 11 knockouts) at the Paramount Theatre in Huntington, Long Island, New York. The fight ended as a "no-contest" in the third round, as the ringside physician called the fight when Jargal suffered a badly swollen-shut right eye.

In December 2014, he again faced Jargal. Seldin defeated him by a technical knockout in the ninth round, winning the World Boxing Council International Silver Light Welterweight (140 pounds (64 kg)) title.

He won with a technical knockout against Johnny Garcia (19–2–1, 11 KOs) on ESPN's Friday Night Fights on February 27, 2015, headlining as the main event in a fight for Seldin's WBC title. The referee stopped the fight in the fifth round. Seldin brought his record to 16–0, with 13 knockouts, including knockouts in 12 of his last 13 fights.

On June 20, 2015 Seldin defended his WBC International Silver junior welterweight title and brought his record to 17-0 with 14 knockouts, with a 4th-round main event TKO of Ranee Ganoy, who was 38-13-2 with 32 knockouts, at The Paramount.

April 6, 2017, Seldin tested positive for increased levels of testosterone, which has forced his June 15 fight to be canceled. His testosterone to epitestosterone ratio (T/E) was 21.02 to 1, which far exceeds the allowable threshold of 4 to 1 under World Anti-Doping Agency standards. The WBC ruled that Seldin was suspended from participating in any WBC-sanctioned bouts for six months, or until Aug. 1, 2017, and that VADA would design a specific random testing protocol for Seldin at his own cost that would go on for one year.


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