FIGHT-BY-FIGHT 2011 – On November 19th, Seldin knocked out Rashad Bogar, 3-2-1 in the third round of his first scheduled six rounder at The Paramount. Despite suffering a bad cut over his left eye earlier in the fight, Seldin was able to earn the stoppage with a devastating right to the head combined with a series of vicious uppercuts. Sensing that Bogar was badly hurt, referee Pat Sullivan waived the bout off at 1:35 of the round.
Fighting at Madison Square Garden for the first time on October 22nd, Seldin knocked out Jose Segura Torres, 1-2-1, in the second round. Drilling the Homestead, Florida native to the canvas three times, Seldin earned the stoppage at the 2:52 mark of the second round as referee Eddie Claudio called a halt to the action. The bout took place on the undercard to the HBO televised Nonito Donaire/Omar Narvaez WBC Bantamweight World Title Bout.
On September 23rd, Seldin won a four round unanimous decision over Clarence Booth, 2-0-0, at the Seminole Hard Rock and Casino in Hollywood, FL. Scores were 38-37 on all three scorecards.
Fighting for the first time in the New York City area, Seldin won a dominant four round decision over Hector Rivera, 2-8-0, on July 20th at The Oceana in Brooklyn, New York. Dropping Rivera once in the fourth round, Seldin won by scores of 40 x 35 on all three scorecards.
Seldin made his pro debut on July 9th, stopping Wilson Feliciano, 2-1-0, at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Referee Frank Gentile stopped the bout at the 0:48 mark of the third round.
Very strong…knockout power in each hand….excellent athlete….always in great shape…aggressive body puncher…very crowd-pleasing style…
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 6 fights…..17 rounds boxed
AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 2.8 rounds
KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 66.67 %
DISTANCE FIGHTS: 6 rounds (2-0), 4 rounds (4-0)
Following in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, Cletus began boxing at the age of 22.
He is a gifted athlete with natural ability who excelled in wrestling and football in high school, being named All Long Island cornerback while also winning a New York State Championship in wrestling.
After graduation, Cletus elected to train in mixed martial arts and body building where he also found success. He subsequently placed in the top five at the Eastern USA Body Building Championships while earning a brown belt in Judo.
Boxing followed shortly thereafter where Cletus found even greater success becoming Ringside Amateur World Champion in 2009 after fighting in his first national tournament. In 2010, he was a Long Island Amateur Champion and fought in the finals of the New York State Golden Gloves. He finished his career as an amateur with a record of 26-2.