Today’s Big3! 4/16

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Two New Yorkers sign up for a make or break fight. On June 7th at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, NY six-time world champ Zab “Super” Juday of Brooklyn will do battle with Long Island native “Hebrew Hammer” Cletus Seldin. That event will be a part Hall Of Fame weekend, which takes place at the nearby International Boxing Hall Of Fame. Judah may one day be inducted into that very Hall Of Fame having won world titles at both 140 and 147, but is now 41 years old and needs a high caliber win over a contender like Seldin to remain relevant. Seldin is a knockout artist who sports an impressive 23-1 (19) record, but suffered a lopsided loss in one of his two step up fights losing to Yves Ulysse Jr back in December of 2017. In his other step up fight Seldin scored a sensational third round knockout of Roberto Ortiz just a month prior to the Ulysse loss. That is the only blemish on the Long Islander’s record. Seldin has since scored back to back first round knockouts to get back on track. If Seldin hopes to get back into contender status he will need a win over a high-level opponent like Judah to prove he indeed belongs in the world title picture at 140.

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James Kirkland was once considered not only one of the most exciting fighters in our sport but also a world-class 154-pounder. Kirkland has had a tumultuous relationship with on and off again trainer Ann Wolfe. The Texan native always seemed to be at his best when working with Wolfe and suffered setbacks when under the tutelage of other trainers. However, its been almost four years since Kirkland has stepped in the ring. A 2015 knockout loss put “Mandingo Warrior” on the sidelines ever since. At 35 years-old Kirkland appears motivated and ready to make one last run at a world title. Kirkland of Austin, Texas joins Daniel “Da Beast” Baiz of San Antonio as the second boxer signed by Davies Entertainment in less than a week. Davies has also started a creative hub which includes film production called That’s a Wrap. That’s a Wrap will document Kirkland’s story with the intent of putting out a full-length documentary of Kirkland’s story.

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WBA “regular” Champ Brian Castano and former Jr Middleweight champ Erislandy Lara gave boxing fans an early contender for this year “Fight of the year”. according to several sources they two sides are getting close to agreeing to a rematch. Both fighters felt they won the first matchup that ended in a controversial draw early this year in the main event that took place at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn. In order for the fight to happen next Castano most receive permission from the WBA to put of a mandatory defense against Michael Soro an opponent Castano beat in 2017 for the WBA strap.

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