Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin joined by Saturday’s HBO Fight Card at the PlayStation Theatre in NYC for the Final Press-Conference Before Fight Night on November 11

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New York, New York, November 9, 2017

Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin and Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia took part in the final HBO press-conference at the PlayStation Theatre in Manhattan, in advance to Saturday, November 11th stellar night of fights at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

In attendance were the three HBO World Championship fights, including main event fighters Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs and Luis “Cuba” Arias, heavyweight co-feature bout, Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller and Mariusz Wach and HBO TV opener Long Island’s own Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin and Mexican brawler Roberto “Massa” Ortiz.

Long Island knockout artist, Cletus Seldin, addressed the crowd with enthusiasm “wow I have finally graduated,” said Seldin, “…if you guys don’t know, I’m the Long Islander who has been raising hell on Long Island for the last six years.” Cletus Seldin makes his HBO debut this Saturday. He has drawn a line in the sand, exclaiming, “I am going to wear him down and take him out in five rounds. I have always taken guys out that I said I would.” Cletus enters the fight boasting an 80% knockout ratio.

Entering his thirty-eigth professional fight, Ortiz told those in attendance, “I know this fight is great for my career. I am prepared for the work and very focused.

Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about the upcoming bout, “In this fight you get two guys that are real bangers and real exciting fighters. If fans want to see a real exciting fighter, watch Cletus Seldin. He’s exciting, he’s thrilling, a throwback to the 1920’s. He has the style of an old-time Jewish fighter who comes in the ring and likes to throw punches. We cannot wait until Saturday night.”

Fists will fly on November 11 in the opening TV bout, when super lightweight knockout artists Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (20-0 16 KO’s) and Roberto “Massa” Ortiz (35-1-2, 26 KO’s) square off in a 10-round bout from Long Island’s NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Seldin enters as an undefeated Long Island brawler with devastating power in both hands. He will be making his HBO debut in front of his home town fans known as “Hamma Heads.”

Before HBO goes on air, undefeated welterweight prospect Tyrone “Pretty Boy” James (5-0 3 KO’s) will open the night of boxing at NYCB LIVE in a six-round clash against Daniel Sostre (13-14-1, 5 KO’s). James has found success in making a name for himself fighting in the popular Star Boxing Rockin’ Fights series at the Paramount, in Huntington. The Elmont native has proven to be a fan favorite with his flashy, all pressure style.


Seldin Vs. Ortiz is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing. Seldin-Ortiz is the opening TV bout on the HBO triple header featuring Jacobs Vs. Arias. Jacobs Vs. Arias and Miller Vs. Wach are presented by Matchroom Boxing USA, in association with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, Salita Promotions and Roc Nation Sports. The event takes place Saturday, November 11 at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. BROOKLYN BOXING on Long Island is an extension of BSE’s BROOKLYN BOXING™ brand. For more information, visit

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