Seldin ready for biggest test

CLETUS SELDIN takes on the biggest name of his career when he fights former six-time world champion Zab Judah in New York on June 7.


Billed as ‘The Hebrew Hammer,’ Seldin 32, has won 23 of his 24 fights, with 19 coming inside the distance. He will box veteran Judah, now 41, for the North American Boxing Association (NABA) super lightweight crown over 12 rounds at the Turning Stone Resort Casino.

Seldin, whose come-forward style has earned him an 83 per cent knockout record, told Judah this week: “It doesn’t matter how talented you are, I’m going to outwork you.”

It’s a notable step-up in class for Seldin despite the fact that he has won and defended the WBC International Silver super lightweight crown on four occasions.

Judah has a record of 44 wins, nine losses and two no contests, and has boxed at the highest level, having shared a ring with stars like Floyd Mayweather, Amir Khan and Miguel Cotto although he lost all three of those bouts.

He held world titles at three different weights. His career looked to be over in 2013, but he made a comeback in 2017 with a victory and won his only subsequent fight last year.

A confident Judah said: “When I beat Cletus Seldin on June 7, I’ll put myself back in the rankings and I want to become a seven-time champion of the world.  It’s a matter of completion and I want to go in and get it done.”

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