24-year-old junior middleweight prospect Jamontay Clark badly needed a win tonight, as he was beaten over 10 rounds in his last outing against Jeison Rosario in Aug. 2018. And while he nearly met disaster against Vernon Brown, he rallied and picked up a decision win tonight on FS1.
Clark (14-1, 7 KO) was ruled down in the third round and hurt again late in the fourth, but managed to put things together and win on scores of 95-94, 96-93, and 96-93. BLH had the fight 96-93 on two separate cards.
Cincinnati’s Clark is massive for 154 pounds, coming in at 6’2” with an 80-inch reach, which itself makes him a fairly intriguing young fighter. But there are definitely holes in his game, and Brown, a 29-year-old fighter from Chicago who really hadn’t fought anyone before tonight, tested him physically and mentally.
Unfortunately for Brown (10-1-1, 7 KO), he wasn’t able to finish Clark off in those early rounds where he had him in some trouble, and stamina became an issue as the fight wore on. He’d never gone past six rounds before, and gassed out a bit by the end. But he gave a great effort in an underdog role, and the fight was an entertaining addition to the televised card.
Clark landed 162 of 547 (30%) total punches and 123 of 353 (35%) power shots, according to CompuBox, with Brown at 97 of 401 (24%) total punches and 86 of 302 (29%) power punches.