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Buster Drayton boxer

Buster Drayton image
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1978-11-09
Born 1952-03-02
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
bouts
57
won
40
lost
15
draw
1
bouts
57
won
40
lost
15
draw
1
Status inactive
Division super welterweight
Height 5′ 11″/180cm
Reach 74″/188cm
Debut 1978-11-09
Born 1952-03-02
Nationality USA
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Drayton returned to the ring in an exhibition in 2012. Drayton, aged 57, returned on January 28, 2012, in an exhibition in Philadelphia against former Philadelphia police officer Floyd 'Sugar Boy' Richards on the undercard of Dhafir Smith versus Quinton Rankin. Drayton and Richards both work as Police Officers for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Phila VA Medical Center.Buster Drayton won the IBF title by 15 round decision at the Meadowlands over Carlos Santos in 1986. He lost it to 26-0 Matthew Hilton at The Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1987. The South Philadelphia's fighter's final professional record was 40-15-1, with 28 kayos. In terms of longevity in the ring, Drayton was 9 years younger in 2012 than The Galveston Giant, legendary former World Heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, who last appeared in a charity exhibition for U.S. War Bonds at age 66 in 1945. Also, former Junior Welterweight champion Saoul Mamby fought a professional bout at age 60 in 2008, but lost his comeback attempt by ten round decision.

Drayton returned to the ring in an exhibition in 2012. Drayton, aged 57, returned on January 28, 2012, in an exhibition in Philadelphia against former Philadelphia police officer Floyd 'Sugar Boy' Richards on the undercard of Dhafir Smith versus Quinton Rankin. Drayton and Richards both work as Police Officers for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Phila VA Medical Center.Buster Drayton won the IBF title by 15 round decision at the Meadowlands over Carlos Santos in 1986. He lost it to 26-0 Matthew Hilton at The Forum in Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 1987. The South Philadelphia's fighter's final professional record was 40-15-1, with 28 kayos. In terms of longevity in the ring, Drayton was 9 years younger in 2012 than The Galveston Giant, legendary former World Heavyweight champion Jack Johnson, who last appeared in a charity exhibition for U.S. War Bonds at age 66 in 1945. Also, former Junior Welterweight champion Saoul Mamby fought a professional bout at age 60 in 2008, but lost his comeback attempt by ten round decision.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
June 10, 1995 Derrick Rolon WLWLWW Worcester IBF-USBA North Atlantic Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 3, 1994 Jose Vera LLLLLL Salem IBF-USBA North Atlantic Middleweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 14, 1993 Robert Harris LLLL Old Orchard Beach IBF-USBA North Atlantic Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 18, 1992 Gary Smith LWLLLD Sanford IBF-USBA North Atlantic Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 26, 1992 Eric Cole DLLLLL Lombardo's, Randolph IBF-USBA North Atlantic Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 22, 1992 Jose Vera LLLLLL Oaks Banquet Hall, Agawam IBF-USBA North Atlantic Middleweight

WIN
Points
Aug. 28, 1991 Eric Holland WWLLLL Original Sports Bar, Philadelphia IBF-USBA North Atlantic Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
May 11, 1991 Gary Jones LLLLLL Regina WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 5, 1989 Brinatty Maquilon WWLWWW Blue Horizon, Philadelphia LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 28, 1989 Darryl Fromm LWWWWW Finky's Country Showplace, Daytona Beach WIN
Unanimous decision
March 28, 1989 Terry Norris WWWWWW Showboat Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas NABF Super Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 30, 1988 Julian Jackson LWWWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City World Boxing Association World Super Welterweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Dec. 5, 1987 Leroy Jones LL Col Ballroom, Davenport WIN
Technical knockout
June 27, 1987 Matthew Hilton WWWWWW Forum, Montreal International Boxing Federation World Super Welterweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
March 27, 1987 Said Skouma WWWLLW Palais des Festivals, Cannes International Boxing Federation World Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 28, 1987 Juan Alonso Villa WWWWLW Vincennes International Boxing Federation World Super Welterweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 24, 1986 Davey Moore WLWWLW La Pinede, Juan-les-Pins International Boxing Federation World Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 20, 1986 Benito Fernandez WWWWWL Paris International Boxing Federation World Super Welterweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 4, 1986 Carlos Santos WWWWWW Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford WIN
Majority decision
April 4, 1986 Sam Leonard LLLLWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 22, 1986 Bruce Jackson DLLLLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 14, 1985 John Jarvis WWWWWL Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 10, 1985 Dennis Johnson WWWLLW Landmark Hotel, Metairie WIN
Technical knockout
April 14, 1985 James Kinchen WWWDWL York Hall, Bethnal Green LOSS
Points
Feb. 14, 1985 Thomas Smith WWLWWW Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 28, 1984 Tony Harrison WWWLDL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 26, 1984 Terry Holmes WWWWLL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
June 25, 1984 Gary Coates LLLLWL Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 13, 1984 Mark Kaylor WWWLWW Wembley Arena, Wembley WIN
Technical knockout
April 11, 1984 Jimmy Cable WWWWWW Royal Albert Hall, Kensington WIN
KO
Jan. 28, 1984 Gregory Clark WWWWWW Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 2, 1983 Fred Hutchings WWWWWW Alex G. Spanos Center (University of Pacific), Stockton LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 1, 1983 Mario Maldonado WWWWLW Resorts International, Atlantic City LOSS
Split-decision
June 9, 1983 Patricio Diaz WWLWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Points
May 12, 1983 Clint Jackson LWWWWW Viking Hall, Bristol WIN
Technical knockout
April 12, 1983 David Plowden WLL Sheraton Charleston Hotel, Charleston WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 5, 1983 Bushy Bester LWLWWW Ellis Park Tennis Stadium, Johannesburg LOSS
Points
Oct. 30, 1982 Sumbu Kalambay WWWWWW Teatro Ariston, San Remo LOSS
Points
July 31, 1982 Bruce Johnson WWLWWW Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 29, 1982 Duane Thomas WWWWWW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
March 7, 1982 Lindell Holmes WWWWWL Ballys Park Place Hotel Casino, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 17, 1982 Dan Snyder WLLLLL Tropicana Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 23, 1981 DC Walker LLLLLL Civic Center, Providence WIN
KO
July 25, 1981 Tyrone Demby WWWWWL Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Majority decision
June 14, 1981 Mario Maldonado LWLWLW Sands Casino Hotel, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 7, 1981 Mark Holmes WWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City LOSS
Unanimous decision
Jan. 24, 1981 Dan Snyder LLLWLL Martin Luther King Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 6, 1980 Kevin Perry WWWWW Resorts International, Atlantic City LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 1, 1980 Curtis Taylor LLLWLL Resorts International, Atlantic City
NC
Aug. 9, 1980 Bill Harrington WDLW Resorts International Hotel & Casino, Superstar Theatre, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 18, 1979 Clifford Smith LLLL Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 20, 1979 Julius Spell WLLLLD Alan B. Shepard Civic Center, Virginia Beach WIN
Points
Aug. 30, 1979 Jesse Carter WWLLLW Alan B. Shepard Civic Center, Virginia Beach WIN
KO
July 3, 1979 Bob Saxton W Steel Pier Arena, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
May 31, 1979 Frank Moore WWWWLL Dome, Virginia Beach WIN
KO
Dec. 14, 1978 Jesse Carter WDWWLL Dome, Virginia Beach WIN
Points
Nov. 9, 1978 Charles Carey WWLWLW Dome, Virginia Beach DRAW
Points