Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Custio Clayton vs. Carlos Molina on Saunders vs. Lemieux Card

By Luke Furman

According to what was reported by Le Journal de Montreal, undefeated prospect Custio Clayton is going to step up in class by facing veteran welterweight contender Carlos Molina.

The fight will be part of the undercard to the highly anticipated fight where David Lemieux will challenge WBO middleweight world champion Billy Joe Saunders on December 16th at Bell Place in Laval, Canada. The event will be promoted by Eye of The Tiger Management, Frank Warren and Golden Boy Promotions.

Clayton (12-0, 9 KOs) will have the opportunity to get his hands on the WBO international title, and at the same time secure a place in the top five of the association's rankings if he comes out on top with Molina (28-8-2, 8 KOs).

custio_clayton_608x405_1

Initially, the 30 year-old Canadian was scheduled to face Gabriel Ledesma (11-1, 5 KO), but he withdrew from the contest because his father, who is also his coach, was reportedly arrested for a serious crime, according to what was reported by channel TVA Sports on Friday.

When Clayton turned pro in December 2014, he signed on with Group Yvon Michel (GYM). The two sides parted ways in the month of October, and then Clayton hooked up with InterBox, which is also owned by EOTTM CEO Camille Estephan.

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Clayton became the first Canadian to win a boxing bout in 8 years when he beat Oscar Molina in the opening round. Then he beat the Australian Cameron Hammond, before losing to Fred Evans of the UK in the quarterfinal.

Molina captured the IBF junior middleweight title from Ishe Smith in September 2013, but then lost the belt a year later to K9 Bundradge.

He eventually dropped down to the welterweight division and won his next six bouts - but he's lost his last two fights, both of which took place this year, to rising contenders Carlos Adames and Ahmed El Mousaoui

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mammoth on 11-20-2017

Wow! Golden Boy and Warren coming together for an outstanding undercard! Lmao!

Comment by Snoop Frog on 11-20-2017

I wondered what happened to this guy. I'm guessing his criminal record really hurt him when he couldn't get into the U.S. to fight.

Comment by Loque-san on 11-20-2017

Carlos Molina is officially a journeyman. He's travelling all around the world to lose these days. Dominican Republic, France, Canada. What's next, Sri Lanka? His career went downhill the moment he was arrested in 2014, only a few days before…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Salido: All of The Wars Caught Up With Me, I'm an Old Fighter Now Andre Ward: Farmer Robbed, But He Can Bounce Back From This Arum: Lomachenko is Superhuman, Rigo Was Totally Bewildered! Video: Francisco Vargas Talks Comeback Win, Future Plans Lomachenko: Gary Russell Really Doesn't Want a Rematch With Me DeGale Unsure of Career Future, To Decide After New Year White Warns Arum: We'll See Where You Stand When Smoke Clears! Video: Miguel Roman Reflects on KO of Salido, Future Opponents Tevin Farmer: I Worked Too Hard To Get Robbed, I Deserved Win Video: Andre Ward on Loma-Rigo, Salido, Kovalev Return, More Lomachenko On Rigondeaux Injury: I've Fought With One Hand Macklin Expects Michael Conlan To Step Things Up in 2018 Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux Generates Big Rating For ESPN Marquice Weston Wins, James Ballard Stretched in Upset Arum: Lomachenko Would Make Joke of Mikey Garcia, Make Him Quit Tyson Fury: I'll Annihilate Bellew, Uppercut Him To The Roof! Photos: Miguel Roman Stops, Retires Orlando Salido in a War Lomachenko on Rigondeaux: I Learned Nothing, It Was Easy! Photos: Lomachenko Makes Guillermo Rigondeaux Quit in Six Photos: Michael Conlan, Shakur Stevenson, Diaz, Jennings Win Photos: Jean Pascal Ends Career With Shock Stoppage of Elbiali Truax: The Fights DeGale Kept Talking About - Now They Are Mine! Lomachenko: Rigondeaux is Not a Big Win For Me, Not His Weight Video: Team Rigondeaux Provide Update on Hand Injury Lomachenko-Rigondeaux: CompuBox Punch Stats, Other Facts Arum: Where Did Rigo Hurt His Hand? In The Dressing Room? Video: Vasyl Lomachenko Reacts To Rigondeaux Quitting Lomachenko: I Should Change My Name To 'No Mas Chenko' Orlando Salido: That's It, I'm Done, This Was My Last Fight Miguel Roman Drops, Shocks Orlando Salido For Big TKO Win Orlando Salido vs. Miguel Roman - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Kenichi Ogawa Wins Split Decision Over Tevin Farmer For IBF Title Lomachenko Makes Rigondeaux Quit After Six For TKO Victory Francisco Vargas Gains Technical Nod, Smith With Severe Injury Lomachenko vs. Rigondeaux - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Michael Conlan Wins, Goes Distance for First Time Christopher Diaz Destroys Bryant Cruz in Three Rounds Roman: I Will Be More Intelligent, Different Fighter With Salido Rene Alvarado Stuns Denis Shafikov, Wins Split Decision Shakur Stevenson Stops Mendoza in Second Round
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement