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Sunday, January 27, 2019

#SlugfestAtTheSun Twitter Recap @StarBoxing @GW_Relentless @LifeofCletus

Star Boxing's "Slugfest At The Sun"
Seldin vs. Mate
Laureano vs. Rivas
and supporting bouts
Twitter Recap
By Alex Pierpaoli



As is our tradition here, if we covered a fight live and tweeted details from ringside we like to post a recap later for any of you anti-social media types. Here is a chronological recounting of our live-tweets from ringside, made slightly more grammatical and a little bit less hashtaggie.

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About to get started with live #boxing from @MoheganSun for @StarBoxing’s #SLUGFESTattheSUN follow along for updates over @KOFantasyBoxing

@FistThingsFirst is here @ ringside for #SlugfestAtTheSun @MoheganSun  Follow along for round-by-round updates #Boxing


Bout 1, welters, 6 rounds Ronny Austion 143lbs  of Rockwood, MI 10-0 (7)  versus Marquis Hawthorne 142 1/2lbs  of Waco, TX  5-9 (1)

not a lot to choose from in a feeling-out first round.

very little happening here between these two. Hawthorne doing most of the pressing while Austion waits to counter and then doesn't. crowd a little frustrated.

Hawthorne starting to take control and dominate this one at the end of four rounds.

Austion losing points for holding here, that was the second one, and that's gonna mean he needs a kayo here because he's likely losing 50-43

Looks like Hawthorne is going to hand Austion his first loss here. Waiting on the cards now.

The official judges saw it a bit closer than I did but the same result, 57-56, 58-55, 59-54 all in favor of Marquis Hawthorne of Waco, Texas.

Bout 2, Nathan Martinez 122 1/2 lbs  of New Britain, CT  versus Jerrod Minor  124 lbs  of Philadelphia, PA  4 rounds, featherweights 

close, exciting first from these two feathers. Minor scored well with two hard rights to the body, Martinez landing straight shots. Minor likely edged that one.

Minor got a warning for some rough-handling in a clinch and he heard it from this CT crowd, good action, Martinez landed more in rd 2

some really great body punching here between these two.

Martinez did more work and landed harder punches, especially o the mid-section of Minor in the third. Martinez needs to keep the gas on to satisfy this hometown crowd

nice uppercuts and straight right hands in that final round from Nathan Martinez, along with plenty of body shots, closes the show on tough Jerrod Minor

Nathan Martinez picks up a 4 round unanimous decision victory over Jerrod Minor by scores of 40-36 x2 and 39-37. 


Bout 3, Jacob Marrero  131lbs of Bridgeport, CT versus Zsolt Karvaj  1301/2lbs of Salgotarjan, Hungary

Karvaj has been down twice and is in trouble...

Ref, Danny Schiavone let it continue after the second knockdown and Marrero came across the ring and slammed another straight right to the chin of Karvaj and the fight was called off. TKO1 1:07 for Jacob Marrero

Bout 4, Angel Suarez 128lbs, of New York, NY versus William Foster 129lbs of New Haven, CT

solid first round for William Foster of New Haven. He's boxing quickly and elusively. Speedy shots.

some blood from the nose of Foster in the second. Suarez has a similar style to Foster and in the second he found some openings.


Aside from a hard left hook in the final seconds, the third belonged to William Foster. 2-1 Foster imo. 4th round coming up, they are boxing 8

These rounds are close. Foster is landing more frequently but Suarez seems to be landing the harder single shots. 3-1 Foster
spirited effort from both these young fighters. One round to go. Foster is likely ahead on the cards.

Big looping overhand right connects for Foster and gets some oooos and ahhhs of appreciation from this crowd.

My bad. Still 2 rounds left here. This is an 8 rounder, not a six.

collision of heads in the final round. Suarez looks to have gotten the worst of it. No cuts though.

Foster versus Suarez goes the 8 round distance. Waiting on the scorecards...

William Foster wins a unanimous decision, scores are 79-73 x 3

co-main event is up now! Anthony Laureano 140 1/2 lbs of East Hartford, CT versus Ronald Rivas, 139lbs of Kenner, LA, 

Not sure how long this one will last. Laureano's shots really thumping against the bone-dry torso and head of Rivas.

Some redness around the nose of Rivas but otherwise he weathered the first pretty well. Laureano ahead 1-0

Much better second round for Rivas but he was still on the receiving end of the bulk of the leather landed. Laureano's left hook to the head getting Rivas' attention.

Laureano sensing Rivas is hurting and really letting his hands go in the 3rd. Crowd rising, cheering.

Rivas showing true grit in there, withstanding the surging Laureano for the first half of the round.

Another good round for Laureano in the 4th. He spent the last minute using a cross-armed Mayweather style defense, with success.

Laureano scores a knockdown with a nasty left hook to the belly of Rivas. Ref. Mike Ortega reaches the count of nine and lets it continue. Rivas under fire but survives to the bell.

Laureano took his foot off the gas a bit in that sixth round. Rivas taking a lot of punishment but Laureano seemed like he wanted to finish him with big shots that never came.


Laureano firing away with left hooks to the body, hoping to score another knockdown.

Final round of Laureano-Rivas

they're trading at the final bell. Great effort from Ronald Rivas who fought himself off the proverbial hook in this one. waiting on the scorecards, should be all @GW_Relentless

The scorecards are 80-71, 79-72 x 2 all in favor of @GW_Relentless who improves to 10-0 (3). 



Main Event
of the night:  Cletus Sledin, of Brooklyn, NY, 145 1/2 lbs. versus Adam Mate Budapest, Hungary, 147 lbs.
And that's that... Seldin TKO 1, two quick knockdowns. not even one minute gone in the first.

the official time was :48 seconds of round 1, TKO victory for @LifeOfCletus



Saturday, January 26, 2019

#SlugfestAtTheSun results from Ringside #boxing

Star Boxing's Slugfest At The Sun
Cletus Seldin vs. Adam Mate 
10 rounds, Welterweights
Anthony Laureano vs. Ronald Rivas
8 rounds, Jr Welters
and more
By Alex Pierpaoli


Welterweight Cletus Seldin, 145 1/2 lbs, of Long Island, NY, chewed right through Adam Mate, 147lbs, of Budapest, Hungary, in less than a minute of one round. Seldin charged across the canvas at the opening bell, Mate circled away in retreat and Seldin lunged forward behind a combination, the right hand of which sent Mate down, hard. Mate was up at nine and was allowed to continue but it hardly mattered, Seldin charged in again and connected with a heavy overhand right that crumpled Mate in his own corner. Ref. Danny Schiavone stepped in and halted the bout at :48 of rd 1.
Cletus Seldin improved to 23-1 (19) while Adam Mate drops to 28-14 (21).


East Hartford, CT, junior welterweight Anthony Laureano 140 1/2 lbs of East Hartford, CT battered tough Ronald Rivas, 139lbs of Kenner, LA, over 8 lopsided rounds to score a unanimous decision. Laureano did lots of power-punching with left hooks to the head and mean, blasts to the ribs and liver. In the fifth round Laureano scored a knockdown with a left hook to the mid-section but to his credit Rivas got up and refused to touch the canvas again. Laureano dug to the body of Rivas repeatedly firing a barrage of left hooks but was unable to find the sweet spot again. At the end of eight rounds the judges saw the bout at 80-71, and 79-72 x 2 all in favor of the East Hartford native.
In victory, Anthony Laureano moves to 10-0 (3) while Ronald Rivas drops to 5-8-2 (3).


New Haven, CT, junior lightweight William Foster, 129lbs, remained unbeaten, scoring an 8 round  unanimous decision over Angel Suarez, 128lbs, of New York, NY. Foster was the quicker, slicker fighter throughout, landing repeatedly with a heavy looping right. Suarez probably won the first round, in this writer's opinion, but after that it was Foster doing the bulk of the punching and landing. Suarez was competitive over the 8 round distance but his best moments came when he landed heavy single shots but rarely sustained the effort. At the end of eight the officials were in total agreement, seeing it 79-73 x 3 for the New Haven fighter.
William Foster improved his record to 9-0 (6) while Angel Suarez dropped to 8-3 (3).


Bridgeport, CT, junior lightweight Jacob Marrero, 131lbs, overwhelmed Budapest, Hungary's, Zsolt Karvaj, 130 1/2lbs, stopping him in the opening frame of their four round contest. Marrero came out determined and Karvaj seemed unprepared and crumpled quickly on a couple of brushing shots. He got up quickly, mad at himself, but Marrero was on him again and hurt Karvaj with a left hook and a quick straight right. The bout continued but Jacob Marrero smelled blood and charged at Karvaj slamming him with a right to the chin which put him down again forcing Ref. Danny Schiavone to wave off the bout. Marrero picks up a 1st round TKO at 1:07 to improve to 2-0 (2). Karvaj makes the long trip back to Budapest at 3-3 (3).


New Britain, CT', featherweight, Nathan Martinez, 122 1/2 lbs, defeated Jerrod Minor, 124lbs, of Philadelphia, PA by four round unanimous decision. Minor started fast and serious in true Philadelphia fashion but after the first Martinez began dominating, landing heavier shots to the body and jolting rights to the chin of Minor. After four rounds the officials see it 40-36 x2 and 39-37 for Nathan Martinez.
Martinez is now 2-0 while Minor falls to 1-3-2 (1).


In the first bout of the evening, Marquis Hawthorne, 141lbs, of Waco, TX, outpointed Ronnie Austion, 141lbs, of Las Vegas, NV, over the six round distance. Austion lost a point for holding in round number 5 of a sloppy, frustrating contest that saw Hawthorne pressing the action and Austion waiting to counter. Too often, Austion ended up clutching in order to avoid getting hit and in the fifth he refused repeated requests to break from Ref. Mike Ortega. When the decision is announced it is unanimous in favor of Hawthorne by scores of 57-56, 58-56 and 59-54. Marquis Hawthorne improves to 6-9 (1) while Ronnie Austion loses for the first time, now 10-1 (7).

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

#SlugfestAtTheSun this Saturday night @MoheganSun #BOXING

NEW ENGLAND FIGHTER INVADES MOHEGAN SUN  

ANTHONY LAUREANO OF CONNECTICUT LOOKS TO IMPRESS AT MOHEGAN SUN ON JANUARY 26TH ON THE CLETUS SELDIN-ADAM MATE UNDERCARD 
With January 26th rapidly approaching, the hype for STAR BOXING'S "SLUGFEST at the SUN" continues to build as one of its up-in-coming fighters is ready to defend his undefeated record. Connecticut's own "ACTION" ANTHONY LAUREANO (9-0 3KO's) of East Hartford is all set to battle in a featured bout at Mohegan Sun against RONALD "SAVAGE" RIVAS (5-8-2 3 KO's). 
The bout will be Laureano's fourth fight at Mohegan Sun. Laureano earned the nickname "Action" for his relentless, come-forward fighting style. This style was clearly evident in his last fight against Waco, Texas veteran MARQUIS "THE HAWK" HAWTHORNE in a bout in which Laureano had the crowd on its feet. The fighters stood toe to toe for most of the fight, with Laureano earning a unanimous decision.

2018 was a successful year for Laureano who reeled off three consecutive victories. When the East Hartford native is in the ring, fans can always expect an exciting show from start to finish. As Laureano explained: People come to fights to "see action" and "to see somebody coming forward." "I'm that fighter that always wants to fight." Star Boxing's "Slugfest at the Sun" always brings fireworks to Connecticut, and Laureano is continuing the tradition of aggressive fighters who never take a step in retreat and who deliver plenty of action and excitement. 

Laureano had this to say about his upcoming bout: "Super excited to be returning home to the Mohegan Sun. This is my 4th fight at Mohegan and there is nothing like fighting there. The venue is beautiful and the crowd is amazing. It makes me fight harder. I love to bring the action to my Connecticut fans and family at Mohegan.Can't wait for January 26th. I want to thank JOE DEGUARDIA and Star Boxing for giving me this opportunity. You don't want to miss this one!"
 In the main event of "SLUGFEST at the SUN" on January 26thCLETUS "THE HEBREW HAMMER" SELDIN (22-1 18 KO) will test his awesome punching power against the will and toughness of another fellow power puncher, Hungarian, ADAM "BAD BOY" MATE (28-13 21 KO). Seldin,who stunned Nelson Lara this past November, in a bout televised live on ESPN+, with his vicious body attack which resulted in a first round knockout, looks to continue his inexorable climb to the Super Lightweight championship. With both fighters bringing heavy artillery into the ring the fans can look forward to an exciting slugfest

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