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  Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Clayton Close To Participating
In North American Championship

By Daniel Cloutier

CORNWALL, Ontario -The Montrealer welterweight Custio Clayton, who is at one or two wins of a participation to a North American championship, stayed undefeated Saturday evening in the ring of the Cornwall Civic Sports Complex, with a fast victory. He beat the Mexican Alfredo Chavez (12-9-0) by KO in the first round.

Chavez was clearly too slow for Clayton (11-0-0), who scored the KO with a solid right hook on the chin. “No doubt in my mind, I am ready for more important opponents,” said Clayton in getting out of the ring. “I know I have the power, the technique, the determination and the experience to face fighters ranked in the world. I really believe I will play a role on the international boxing scene next year, and possibly this year.”

Bernard Barré, the scout of the GYM Group, has the conviction that Clayton will fight in the boxing major leagues very soon. “I am positive that Custio will dispute a North American Championship before the end of the year,” said Barré, the man who recruited him for the GYM group in Montréal in 2014. “He is ready for that. Custio has a big experience, considering his marvellous amateur boxing career, and he has so much skills and power. I will be more than surprised if he is not becoming North American champion in the months to come. I am sure we will see his name appears in the international ratings before the end of the year.”

Right after the bout Clayton-Chavez, the super lightweight Tony Luis (23-3-0), from Cornwall, who was involved in the main event of the evening, beat the Mexican Noe Nunez (17-5-1) by TKO. Nunez, who was clearly outclassed by Luis in every rounds, surrounded at the end of the sixth round. Nunez was clearly hurt by the Luis body shots.

“I suffered of some lost in my last 10 bouts (three), but I am sure now I am back on the wining track,” said Luis. “I was ranked in the world few years ago, and I will certainly find back my place in the ratings in the months to come.”

The lightweight Will Madera, from Albany, New York, improved his perfect record to 9-0-0, with a win by TKO in the fifth round over the Mexican Omar Valenzuela (9-6-2).

The super middleweight Ronnie Robidoux (3-0-0), from Rochester, New York, beat the Mexican Jesus Ortega (1-3-1) by unanimous decision in four rounds.

The Canadian welterweight Michael Brandon, from Toronto, scored his fourth victory in pro boxing (4-0-2), this one by unanimous decision in four rounds over the Mexican Michel Polina (1-3-1).

Brandon was more aggressive and more accurate with the jabs and power shots than his rival in each round.

In the opening bout of the evening, PG Tondo (0-2-0), a super flyweight from Toronto, missed his second chance to score his first win in pro boxing. He lost by majority decision in four rounds against the Californian Daniel Andujo (4-1-0).

The fight was extremely intense from the beginning to the end.


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