Slideshow: David “Day Day” Grayton IV

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Our esteemed editor profiled local welterweight prospect David Grayton IV for The Washington Post ahead of his fight last weekend on the undercard of Lamont Peterson vs. Kendall Holt: 

Hunter called Grayton “just an aggressive, regular kid” when they first started working together, one that found his focus after an early sit-down from the no-nonsense Hunter. From there Grayton made rapid progress, culminating in a win in the 2010 National Golden Gloves finals over 2012 U.S. Olympian Errol Spence Jr. Beating one of the top amateur fighters in the country made Grayton a star in the local boxing community, and prompted calls from professional promoters seeking their next blue-chip prospect. 

Read the full article at The Root DC

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