Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Ennis vs Clayton?
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis beat Custio Clayton by knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 14th May 2022 at Dignity Health Sports Park in California.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 147 pounds (10.5 stone or 66.7 KG).
This contest was for the IBF welterweight championship of the world.
This fight appeared on the undercard of Jermell Charlo beating Brian Carlos Castano for the WBC World Super Welterweight, WBA Super World Super Welterweight, IBF World Junior Middleweight and WBO World Junior Middleweight championship. Also, on the undercard Marlon Tapales beat Jose Estrella.
Ennis vs Clayton stats
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 28 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 26 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Custio Clayton made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 19 wins and 1 draw, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Ennis had a large advantage in power over Clayton, boosting at 93% knock out percentage over Clayton's 63%.
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis was the younger man by 9 years, at 25 years old.
Ennis had a height advantage of 1 inch over Clayton. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis & Custio Clayton fought out of an orthodox stance.
Ennis was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2016, 1 year and 4 months later than Clayton, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 48 less professional rounds, 79 to Clayton's 127.
Ennis vs Clayton form
Ennis remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Thomas Dulorme on 30th October 2021 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Nevada, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Sergey Lipinets on 10th April 2021 by knockout in the 6th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Going into that contest, he had won against Chris Van Heerden on 19th December 2020 by technical decision in their 1 round contest at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
Before that, he had beat Juan Carlos Abreu on 19th September 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut.
He had defeated Bakhtiyar Eyubov on 10th January 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Ocean Resort Casino, New Jersey.
Clayton had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had drawn with Sergey Lipinets on 24th October 2020 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their IBF World Welterweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Diego Ramirez on 28th January 2020 by knockout in the 8th round at The Danforth Music Hall, Ontario, Canada.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Johan Perez on 29th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Scotiabank Convention Centre, Ontario.
Before that, he had beat DeMarcus Corley on 29th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at The Mattamy Events Center, Ontario.
He had won against Stephen Danyo on 26th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis had been fighting more than Custio Clayton.
Going to this contest, Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis had last fought 7 months and 27 days ago, while Custio Clayton's last outing had been 1 year, 8 months and 2 days ago.
Ennis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.6 rounds on average.
Clayton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years and 1 month, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Ennis vs Clayton start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM PST at Dignity Health Sports Park, California, United States, which was around 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
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What were the odds on Ennis vs Clayton?
Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis was a 7/100 (-1428) favourite going into the contest, while Custio Clayton made his way into the ring at 15/2 (+750) with oddsmakers.