Belts on The Line
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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 Carson.
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 a final eliminator 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 10 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 36 less professional rounds, 91 to Clayton's 127.
Ennis vs Clayton form
Ennis remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 5 of his recent opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Demian Daniel Fernandez on 5th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Dort Federal Event Center, Michigan, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Franklin Mamani on 23rd August 2019 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Main Street, Oklahoma.
Going into that contest, he had beat Raymond Serrano on 16th November 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at 2300 Arena, Pennsylvania.
Before that, he had defeated Mike Arnaoutis on 1st June 2018 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Showboat Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.
He had won against Samuel Amoako on 14th April 2018 by technical knockout in the 1st round at Masonic Temple, Virginia.
Clayton had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 2 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Diego Ramirez on 28th January 2020 by knockout in the 8th round at The Danforth Music Hall, Ontario, Canada.
Previous to that, he had defeated Johan Perez on 29th June 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Scotiabank Convention Centre, Ontario.
Going into that contest, he had beat DeMarcus Corley on 29th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round at The Mattamy Events Center, Ontario.
Before that, he had won against Stephen Danyo on 26th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec.
He had beat Gabriel Angel Ledesma on 16th December 2017 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Place Bell, 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 3 years, 3 months and 26 days ago, while Custio Clayton's last outing had been 3 years and 3 days ago.
Ennis' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 9 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.
Clayton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 1 month and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 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, Carson, 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 (-1400) favourite going into the contest, while Custio Clayton made his way into the ring at 15/2 (+750) with oddsmakers.