Custio Clayton

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Custio Clayton
Statistics
Weight(s) Welterweight
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Nationality Canada Canadian
Born (1987-10-05) 5 October 1987 (age 30)[1]
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Stance Orthodox

Custio Clayton (born October 5, 1987) from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada is a boxer who is a six-time Canadian amateur champion.

Amateur career[edit]

Clayton began training at his great-uncle's gym, City of Lakes Boxing Club in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and fought his first amateur bout at the age of 11. He quit boxing for two years at the age of 17 to finish high school.[2] The 24-year-old Nova Scotian Olympian Clayton, along with Simon Kean, were the only two Canadian male boxers to qualify for the 2012 Olympics.[3]

Clayton was a quarter-finalist and 5th-place finisher at welterweight at the 2012 American Boxing Olympic Qualification Tournament. Five spots were available for qualification at welterweight and Custio qualified over the other quarter-finalists since his loss was to the eventual winner Myke Carvalho.[4] Qualification being dependent on how the winning opponents performed in later rounds was controversial and will not be used in future Olympics.[5] At the 2012 Summer Olympics (results) Clayton became the first Canadian to win a boxing bout in 8 years when he beat Óscar Molina in the opening round.[6] Then he beat the Australian Cameron Hammond, before losing to Fred Evans in the quarterfinal.[7]

Professional career[edit]

Clayton officially joined the Groupe Yvon Michel (GYM) in November 2014. The Nova Scotia boxer has indeed accepted a contract with a maximum duration of three years, the latest of which is an option. His first professional fight will also take place on 19 December at division light middleweight in gala undercard featuring Adonis Stevenson in Quebec City.[8]

Professional boxing record[edit]

9 Wins (7 knockouts), 0 Loss, 0 Draws [9]
Res. Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 9-0 Mexico Silverio Ortiz UD 6 2016-07-29 Canada Videotron Centre, Quebec City
Win 8-0 Mexico Jose Emilio Perea KO 10 (10) 2016-05-24 Canada Montreal Casino, Montreal
Win 7-0 United States Hector Munoz TKO 9 (10) 2016-03-17 Canada Montreal Casino, Montreal
Win 6-0 France Stanislas Salmon TKO 2 (8) 2016-01-21 Canada Montreal Casino, Montreal
Win 5-0 Mexico Ivan Pereyra TKO 2 (8) 2015-11-28 Canada Videotron Centre, Quebec City
Win 4-0 Latvia Zaurs Sadihovs TKO 1 (6) 2015-06-26 Canada Holiday Inn, Pointe-Claire, Quebec
Win 3-0 Belgium Ronald Berti TKO 2 (6) 2015-04-04 Canada Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City
Win 2-0 Latvia Eduards Gerasimovs TKO 1 (6) 2015-01-31 Canada Hilton Lac Leamy, Gatineau, Quebec
Win 1-0 France Sophyan Haoud UD 4 2014-12-19 Canada Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City Clayton's pro debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Custio Clayton - GYM
  2. ^ Barrs, Rory. "Clayton's ring appetite whetted at early age". National Post. Retrieved 21 May 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.tsn.ca/olympics/story/?id=395808
  4. ^ "TSN". Ctvolympics.ca. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  5. ^ http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Fighting/Boxing/2012/05/13/pf-19754106.html
  6. ^ "Clayton picks up Canada's 1st boxing win in 8 years". CBC Sports. July 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Custio Clayton Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  8. ^ "Canadian boxer Custio Clayton anxious for first pro fight | Metro News". Metronews.ca. 2014-11-28. Retrieved 2016-07-30. 
  9. ^ "Custio Clayton". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 2014-12-01.