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In front of another standing room only crowd at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, hot junior welterweight prospect Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin, stayed undefeated with a seventh round stoppage of Nicaraguan veteran Wilfredo Acuna. Dropping Acuna in the opening stanza with a crunching right hand to the body Seldin took control of the action immediately. Although outgunned, Acuna fought bravely the entire fight forcing Seldin to work hard throughout the scheduled eight rounder.
In the seventh, Seldin turned up the heat on Acuna and referee Arthur Mercante Jr. stopped the clash under a barrage of punches from the fan favorite. With the win Seldin improves to 13-0, 10 KOs, while Acuna moves to 14-14, 11 KOs.
In a six round heavyweight thrilling fan friendly fight, Constantin Bejenaru of Catskill, New York, stayed undefeated with a six round unanimous decision over Newark, New Jersey’s Aaron Kinch. Landing the cleaner blows in the action packed contest, Bejenaru improved to 5-1-1, 3 KOs, while Kinch fell to 5-3-1, 1 KO.
In an upset in the middleweight division, Lekan Byfield of Westchester, New York, won a six round unanimous decision over Union City, New Jersey’s Jason Escalera. With the win Byfield evened his record to 5-5-2 while Escalera’s went to 13-2-1, 12 KOs).
In a highly entertaining junior middleweight battle between undefeated prospects, Brooklyn’s Courtney Pennington and Marcus Beckford of Uniondale, New York fought to a six round draw. With both fighters wanting to stay undefeated, each emptied their tank to the delight of the roaring crowd at The Paramount during the fast paced bout. With the decision Pennington’s record moved to 7-0-1, 4 KOs), while Beckford’s went to 1-0-3.
Light heavyweight prospects opened the event with Nyack, New York’s Max Tassy taking a four round decision over Marlon Farr of St. Louis, Missouri. Although Tassy controlled the action with his fast combinations, Farr stayed on the attack, rocking Tassy on two separate occasions during the battle. Tassy earned his second professional win, now 2-0, while Farr fell to 3-5.