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Jamontay Clark News
"The American Dream" reclaims the WBA World Super Welterweight title with a two-round shellacking of Ramon Alvarez Saturday night on FOX.
Former World Champions Peter Quillin and Minnesota-native Caleb Truax meet in a high-stakes rematch and IBF Super Middleweight Title Eliminator in the co-feature of the card at The Armory in Minneapolis.
The Fight of the Year candidate ends with Lipinets winning via 10th round TKO and Peterson announcing his retirement immediately afterward on PBC on FS1.
Jamontay Clark Fights
LOSS vs Terrell Gausha 22-2-1
Mar 13, 2021 • Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Terrell Gausha WINS against Jamontay Clark by TKO in Round 2 of 10
Win vs Anthony Lenk 16-6-0
Feb 08, 2020 • PPL Center, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Jamontay Clark WINS against Anthony Lenk by UD in Round 8 of 8
Draw vs Sebastian Fundora 13-0-0
Aug 31, 2019 • Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Sebastian Fundora DRAWS with Jamontay Clark by SD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Vernon Brown 10-0-1
Mar 24, 2019 • MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland, USA
Jamontay Clark WINS against Vernon Brown by UD in Round 10 of 10
LOSS vs Jeison Rosario 15-1-1
Aug 24, 2018 • Minneapolis Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Jeison Rosario WINS against Jamontay Clark by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Domonique Dolton 22-3-1
Nov 17, 2017 • Dort Federal Credit Union Center, Flint, Michigan
Jamontay Clark WINS against Domonique Dolton by MD in Round 8 of 8
WIN vs Ivan Golub 19-1-0
Jun 30, 2017 • Huntington Center, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Ivan Golub LOSES to Jamontay Clark by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Gaku Takahashi 15-6-1
Mar 14, 2017 • Fitzgerald's Casino & Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA
Jamontay Clark WINS against Gaku Takahashi by RTD in Round 7 of 8
Win vs Edgar Ortega 16-5-0
Jun 04, 2016 • Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jamontay Clark WINS against Edgar Ortega by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Elvin Perez 28-12-4
Feb 09, 2016 • Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA
Jamontay Clark WINS against Elvin Perez by TKO in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Joe Wilson Jr 3-2-0
Oct 03, 2015 • U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Jamontay Clark WINS against Joe Wilson Jr by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Marco Ramirez Reyes 5-1-0
Sep 11, 2015 • Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jamontay Clark WINS against Marco Ramirez Reyes by TKO in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Rick Graham 2-4-2
Mar 06, 2015 • MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jamontay Clark WINS against Rick Graham by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Dominique Foster 2-6-1
Jan 31, 2015 • 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Jamontay Clark WINS against Dominique Foster by UD in Round 4 of 4
Win vs Matt Montalvo 0-0-1
Sep 06, 2014 • U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Jamontay Clark WINS against Matt Montalvo by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Miguel Rico 2-5-1
May 02, 2014 • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jamontay Clark WINS against Miguel Rico by KO in Round 1 of 4
Win vs Lee Kreisher 3-5-1
Jan 25, 2014 • DC Armory, Washington, District of Columbia, USA
Jamontay Clark WINS against Lee Kreisher by TKO in Round 3 of 4
Jamontay Clark Bio
Cincinnati-based southpaw Jamontay Clark is the latest product from the boxing-rich Midwestern region blessed with throwback skills. The 6-foot-2 Clark is a nightmare for opponents, using his size and skill to ascend toward the top of the 154-pound division.
A Hidden Passion
Jamontay Clark grew up in the historic Over-The-Rhine neighborhood of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. The product of devoted parents who “Always had my family and anything I wanted and needed,” Clark was, never-the-less, missing something.
Thanks to the bragging of a childhood friend, Clark discovered it was a passion for smashing other young men in the face with his fists.
“I first started boxing after one of my school-mates was always talking about sparring and how fun it was. Something inside me said, ‘I just gotta do it,’” said Clark. “I remember going down there, walking into the gym and seeing a kid younger than me who was hitting a speed bag. I started sparring, training, and -- being really tall and lanky -- learning how to use my height to my advantage. I just fell in love with fighting.”
A 6-foot-2, left-handed, boxer-puncher, Clark produced an exemplary amateur record of 85-15, earning a title in the USA Nationals and two each in the Ringside and National Police Athletic League tournaments.
“My biggest accomplishment was being on the US team in 2012, getting to travel around the world to countries like Kazakhstan, Italy, Russia and Ukraine,” said Clark, a fan of Ohio legend Aaron Pryor while at the same time being the antithesis of his more widely known and vociferous 5-foot-6 pugilistic brethren.
“I’ve watched Aaron Pryor’s fight where he beat Tommy Hearns as an amateur. He backed up his talk with non-stop action, energy, head-movement and power. But I got my nickname, ‘Quiet Assassin’, from my coach because I mostly don’t have much to say and just do my business. I don’t mind talking if somebody starts something, but I’m going to continue being me.”
With an amalgam of speed, power, athleticism and an 80-inch reach, an 18-year-old Clark stopped his initial three professional opponents in 2014. Clark debuted with a third-round TKO of Lee Kreisher in January followed by KOs in 25 and 52 seconds in May and September.
In 2015, Clark earned three straight unanimous decisions in four, four and six rounds in January, March and May, ending that year with September’s sixth-round TKO of Marco Ramirez Reyes and October’s second-round TKO of Joe Wilson Jr.
There was also 2016’s sixth-round TKO of Elvin Perez and a six-round unanimous decision over Edgar Ortega in February and June as Clark rose to 10-0 (six KOs) competing between 146 ½ and 153 ¼ pounds.
“My knockouts are more a product of my boxing skills, which I use to win fights in a more definitive fashion,” said Clark. “I can make adjustments, move a lot better, use my feet more to step around and out of the way instead of just catching shots on my arms.”
Down Twice – But Not Out
Clark displayed versatility in 2017 over the course of three televised victories comprising a seventh-round stoppage of hard-punching southpaw Gaku Takhashi (March), an eight-round unanimous decision in June over previously unbeaten hammer-fisted left-hander Ivan Golub of the Ukraine, and an eight-round majority decision over Domonique Dolton in November.
A competent counterpuncher with a sharp jab and body attack and sniper-like accuracy, Clark admits to having compromised his range against Golub (13-0, 11 KOs coming in) in favor of a toe-to-toe, slugger- aggressor mentality.
Against Dolton, an aggressive boxer-puncher who entered at 19-1-1 with 10 knockouts,
“The Quiet Assassin” overcame a deep laceration over his right eyelid as a result of a clash of heads that bled profusely from the fourth round on.
“I never let off of the gas against Gaku, and I could have made it a lot easier against Golub, who was a tough guy with a good chin who kept coming as I kept coming,” said Clark, who went eight-rounds against Golub and Dolton for the first time in his career and competed between a career-low 140 ¾ and 150 pounds in the three bouts.
“I showed I have the heart of a lion against Dolton, but I had to slack up because of the butt. Blood was in my eyes. There were a lot of punches I couldn’t see. I was able to bite down and get through it, otherwise, he wouldn’t have gone the distance.”
Clark went 2-1-1 and twice rose from the canvas through 2020 starting with a career-first 10-round unanimous decision loss to hard-punching, future champion Jeison Rosario of the Dominican Republic in August 2018.
Rosario (16-1-1, 11 KOs) scored a highlight reel knockdown with a counter right hand in the third round that knocked Clark out of the ring before he returned to beat the 10-count.
Clark faced unbeaten southpaws over 10 rounds back-to-back in 2019 opposite 5-foot-7 Vernon Brown (10-0-1, 7 KOs coming in) in March and unbeaten 6-foot-5 ½ Sebastian Fundora in August.
After rising from a third-round knockdown to win a unanimous decision over Brown, Clark salvaged a draw with Fundora (13-0-1, 9 KOs), repeatedly catching the oncoming “Towering Inferno” with hard counters down the stretch.
Clark rebounded in his lone bout of 2020: February’s unanimous decision over Anthony Lenk, the fifth southpaw he faced in seven fights.
“I’ve taken the hard road to get to where I am. I’m ready for whatever comes,” said Clark. “I’m climbing up in the rankings, but I still have a long way to go. I’m hungry, dedicated and down to fight anybody.”