Clark vs Brown FULL FIGHT: March 24, 2019 - PBC on FS1
- Published: 26 April 2019
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On March 24, 2019 PBC on FS1 featured super welterweight contender Jamontay Clark (14-1, 7 KOs) surviving an early knockdown to earn a narrow unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Vernon Brown (10-1-1, 7 KOs) after 10 rounds of action.
Brown scored the first big blow of the bout, landing a perfect counter right hook on the inside that sent Clark crashing into the ropes. Referee Kenny Chevalier ruled it a knockdown, determining that Clark had used the ropes to avoid hitting the canvas.
"He had the reach and I was trying to catch him. I was throwing my hook but I was a little off. I still think I won the fight. I caught him with the better shots. He was just slapping me with the hook and trying to catch up that way.
Clark was able to survive the onslaught and finish the round and appeared to recover until behing hurt again late in round four. From there, Clark began to increase his punch output, out working Brown on his way to a 162 to 97 advantage in total punches landed.
"I boxed a little bit better the last few rounds and used my height," said Clark. "I made him miss and made him over reach. That was the game plan."
Brown tried to do more work on the inside with big power punches that would hurt Clark and potentially end the fight. According to CompuBox, only 49 seconds on average per round were fought on the inside, allowing Clark to gain an advantage in the second half of the fight.
After 10 rounds the judges saw the fight close, but all three ruled in favor of Clark with totals of 96-93 twice and 95-94.
"I've been down before and I've seen the worst of the worst," said Clark. "This was nothing. I just kept grinding. I got the win and now I'm going to sit down and see what's next for me."
"If they want to do it again, let's do it again," said Brown. "Let's make it a 12 rounder. I don't think he can survive 12 rounds with me. My coach knew that I needed the knockout but it's still on to the next. I'm just going to go into the gym and work even harder."
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