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Custio Clayton ready for next phase of boxing career

Published November 28, 2014 - 8:48pm

MONTREAL — Promoter Yvon Michel says Custio Clayton was the best Canadian amateur boxer of his era and now wants to see how far he can go as a pro. The 27-year-old from Dartmouth, who came within a whisker of a medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, is to make his pro debut Dec. 19 in Quebec City on the undercard of Adonis Stevenson’s defence of his World Boxing Council light heavyweight title against Russian Dmitry Sukhotsky.

An opponent has yet to be named for Clayton, an amateur welterweight who will likely start his pro career up one division at light middleweight (154 pounds).

“We always felt it was important to give an opportunity to the best amateur fighter of his era,” Michel said Friday as Clayton was introduced to the local media. “It fit good because it’s our mission to sign the best Canadian prospects.

“We had huge success with Jean Pascal and Adonis Stevenson....

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