Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Lipinets vs Clayton?
Sergey Lipinets drew with Custio Clayton by majority draw in their 12 round contest on Saturday 24th October 2020 at Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut.
The scorecards were announced as 114-114, 114-114, 113-115, meaning it was a majority draw.
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.
Also, on the undercard Xavier Martinez was victorious over Claudio Marrero and Malik Hawkins lost to Subriel Matias.
Lipinets vs Clayton stats
Sergey Lipinets stepped into the ring with a record of 16 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Custio Clayton made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 18 wins and 0 draws, with 12 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Lipinets had a slight advantage in power over Clayton, with a 75% knock out percentage over Clayton's 67%.
Sergey Lipinets was the younger man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Clayton had a height advantage of 2 inches over Lipinets. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Sergey Lipinets & Custio Clayton fought out of an orthodox stance.
Lipinets' experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Clayton's, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2014, 7 months earlier than Clayton, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 16 more professional rounds, 141 to Clayton's 125.
Sergey Lipinets went into the fight ranked number 3 by the IBF at welterweight.
Custio Clayton was ranked number 10 by the WBA, 4 by the WBO and 5 by the IBF in the 147lb division.
Lipinets vs Clayton form
Lipinets had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jayar Inson on 20th July 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Lamont Peterson on 24th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 10th round at MGM National Harbor, Maryland.
Going into that contest, he had beat Erick Bone on 4th August 2018 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Nassau Coliseum, New York.
Before that, he had been beaten by Mikey Garcia on 10th March 2018 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Alamodome, Texas.
He had defeated Akihiro Kondo on 4th November 2017 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at Barclays Center, New York.
Clayton remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
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.
Hehad 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, Custio Clayton had been fighting more than Sergey Lipinets.
Going to this contest, Sergey Lipinets had last fought 2 years, 10 months and 2 days ago, while Custio Clayton's last outing had been 1 year, 6 months and 28 days ago.
Lipinets' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Clayton's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.
What time did Lipinets vs Clayton start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Mohegan Sun Casino, Connecticut, United States, which was around 3:00 AM GMT in the UK.
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What were the odds on Lipinets vs Clayton?
Sergey Lipinets was a 2/5 (-250) favourite going into the contest, while Custio Clayton made his way into the ring at 47/25 (+188) with oddsmakers.