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Custio Clayton has advanced to the final 8 after beating Jonathon Francois of Grenada and Carl Heild of Bahamas. Clayton won both matches by unanimous decision and will face Shawn Donnelly of Northern Ireland on Wednesday, July 30th at 4:15pm Atlantic time.
Brody Blair beat Abdul Bangura of Sierra Leone in his first round match, however he suffered cuts over his eyes during that bout and was unsure of medical clearance leading up to his Round of 16 bout against Benny Muziyo of Zambia. Brody was leading on the score cards when his cuts reopened during the 3rd round and he fell to a TKO due to injury. Our heart goes out to Brody for the disappointment he must be feeling, however everyone in Nova Scotia is proud of the heart and skill he showed.
Check the Commonwealth Youtube channel to see if Custio's match is available tomorrow.
The Commonwealth Games are underway and Custio Clayton and Brody Blair are set to compete. Custio will be competing on Friday, July 25th at 3:10pm Atlantic time against Jonathon Francois from Grenada. Brody will go on Saturday, July 26th at 3:40pm against Abdul Bangura from Sierra Leone. We're not sure about availability for viewing live, but there is a live stream for the Commonwealth Games on Youtube that may allow you to check out the matches
Good luck Custio and Brody!
Best of luck to all the Nova Scotian boxers competing at the 2014 Canadian Gold Gloves this week:
Avery Aaron Gale, Thomas Foster and Taylor Marie Ross from the Sydney Boxing Club; and Tyler MacDow, Wyatt Sanford, Ryan Sanford, Devin Sanford and Renae Gowal from the Citadel Amateur Boxing Club NS. Also coaches from NS include: Peter Allan and Anthony Lynds (Hubtown Boxing), Brad Ross and Keith MacKinnon (Sydney Boxing Club), and Wayne Gordon (NS Citadel Amateur Boxing Club)
Competition continues through to Sunday in Cornwall Ontario.
Nova Scotia's Custio Clayton was voted Amateur Boxer of the Year by the Readers of The Canadian Boxiana blog.