Buster Drayton (born March 2, 1952) is an American former boxer….who won the IBF world title at light middleweight (154lb). Drayton turned pro in 1978 and won the vacant IBF light middleweight title with a decision win over Carlos Santos in 1986. He defended the belt twice before losing it to Matthew Hilton the following year. In 1988 he took on WBA light middleweight titleholder Julian Jackson….but was defeated via TKO in the third round. He retired in 1995 at the age of 43.
Drayton returned to the ring in an exhibition in 2012…..when at age 57….in an exhibition in Philadelphia against former Philadelphia police officer Floyd ‘Sugar Boy’ Richards on the under-card of Dhafir Smith versus Quinton Rankin…..as Drayton and Richards both worked as Police Officers for the Department of Veterans Affairs at the Phila VA Medical Center. Buster Drayton’s final professional record was 40-15-1, with 28 kayos. In terms of longevity in the ring,