Written by RICHARD WEIR
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
PHNOM PENH - American Clayton Butler provided an impressive performance Sunday at CTN, marking his professional debut with a crisp first round knockout against Cambodian Di Samrith. The minute-long bout, sanctioned at the weight of 80 kilograms, saw a game Butler plunging straight in with flurries of punches, hoping to hurt his more experienced opponent early on. A heavier Di Samrith attempted to counter with low kicks, but a flush right hand from Butler precluded any resistance, leaving the floored and visibly bewildered native unable to beat the count. Butler is trained by Paddy Carson of Angkor Gym, Phnom Penh.