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Cletus Seldin returns to boxing

Cletus Seldin, undefeated junior welterweight prospect, in an

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He wasn't able to fight. He wasn't able to train. He wasn't able to hear the roar of his crowd. But none of that bothered Shirley welterweight Cletus Seldin as much as what he saw when he sat on the couch to watch television.

"I'd be watching all these other area fighters on television and it was really frustrating because they were in the spotlight," said Seldin. "But I knew...

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Maddalone and Seldin highlight Paramount card

Cletus Seldin, undefeated junior welterweight prospect, in an

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Many local favorites return to the ring on Saturday night at the Paramount Theater in Huntington for Star Boxing’s “Rockin Fights 11”.

Queens heavyweight Vinny Maddalone (37-8, 28 KOs) will take on Houston’s Maurenzo Smith (12-7-2, 9 KOs) in an eight-round heavyweight main event.

"I look at every fight as the biggest,” said Maddalone. “I've been training hard for two months for...

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Chris Algieri highlights Paramount Theater card

Chris Algieri, left, fights at the Paramount in

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Chris Algieri returns to the Paramount Theater in his hometown of Huntington on July 20 to take on perhaps his toughest opponent to date, Mike Arnaoutis (24-8-2, 11 KOs).

The former kick boxing champion turned welterweight contender scored a unanimous-decision win over Jose Peralta Alejo at the Paramount last February on NBC’s Fight Night.

Now Algieri (16-0, 7 KOs) will put his unblemished...

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Cletus Seldin on right track

Long Island boxer Cletus Seldin

Trainer Pete Brodsky asked Cletus Seldin for two years of dedication. The boxing guru figured that after 24 months, Seldin would be on his way to a title fight, or on his way to another job.

So far, so good.

In one year as a pro fighter, Seldin, from Shirley, is 7-0 with five knockouts. He looks to add to that record this Saturday night when he meets San Juan Puerto Rico's Jonathan Garcia,...

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Algieri, Seldin back in Huntington ring

Chris Algieri, left, fights at the Paramount in

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Winning fights at the Paramount is starting to become a habit for Huntington's Chris Algieri. The unbeaten junior welterweight looks to make it three straight on March 31 when he meets  Rochester, New York’s Winston Mathis in the main event.

“We’re very proud to return to The Paramount on March 31st. The Long Island fans have been extremely supportive of our first two events with...

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