Andre Dirrell and Custio Clayton win in early Quebec action!
By Ace Freeman (19-Dec-2014)
Early results from the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada.
In an IBF super middleweight elimination bout, 168-pound contender Andre ‘The Matrix’ Dirrell (24-1, 16 KOs) dominated and largely toyed with Derek Edwards (27-4-1, 14 KOs) in a co-feature bout on SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition Friday night at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada. Dirrell dominated every round but didn’t have the power to put the durable Edwards out of his misery. After twelve rounds were in the books scores were 119-109, 120-108, and 119-107, all for Michigan’s Andre Dirrell.
The best amateur boxer in Canada for more than five years, Custio Clayton, successfully made his pro debut Friday night at the Pepsi Coliseum In Quebec City, where he won a four round unanimous devision over Sophyan Haoud by scores of 39-37 and 40-36 (x2). The leader of the Canadian National Team in recent years, Clayton captured six national titles. He represented Canada at many international tournaments including the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and 2014 in Glasgow, 2013 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan and 2011 in Baku, Azerbaijan, highlighted by his participation in the 2012 Olympics in London. His victory on Friday moves him to 1-0 as a professional and there is no doubt his promoter GYM has big plans for him in 2015.
Light middleweight Sebastien Bouchard scored a sixth round TKO victory over Cedric Spera.
Featherweight Vislan Dalkhaev scored a four round unanimous decion over Csaba Toth.