Clark, Perrella, Rivas, Bouchard Pick Up Wins in Montreal

By Zachary Alapi 

Montreal, Canada - Prospect Jamontay Clark (10-0, 6 KOs) rallied from a first-round knockdown to outpoint the rugged Edgar Ortega (16-6, 10 KOs) over six entertaining frames via scores of 58-55 and 58-54 x 2.

Ortega, who took the fight on nine days notice, floored Clark in the opening stanza when a cuffing left hook kept Clark stationary and created an opening for a clubbing right hand that stunned the undefeated prospect.

Clark, to his credit, rallied well and swept the remaining five rounds behind a steady diet of straight left hands. Clark’s advantages in speed and athleticism were stark, but his tendency to pull straight back and fall into throwing combinations created openings for Ortega throughout the fight. Ortega’s right hand was his best weapon, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Clark from backing him into to the ropes and unloading with sharp combinations.

Clark could have thrown more to the body, and he certainly benefited from Ortega rolling his ankle in round four, which forced him to take a knee (after which Clark battered him with a series of punches). Although Ortega taunted Clark over the final two rounds and more than earned his paycheque, Clark deserves credit for taking control of a fight that forced him to dig deeper than expected.

In a battle of unbeaten welterweight prospects, Bryant Perrella (14-0, 13 KOs) scored an explosive knockout of David Grayton (14-1, 10 KOs) at 2:19 of the second round.

Grayton was aggressive early, working his way inside as both men exchanged hard volleys of punches. A counter-left hand from Perrella got Grayton’s attention about halfway through the opening stanza, but Grayton’s active lead right hand was employed effectively on the inside in an attempt to smother the rangier Perrella.

Just as the battle between southpaws was shaping up to be a tense, competitive fight, Parrella knocked Grayton down early in the second round with a left hand that appeared to graze the back of Grayton’s head. Although it was hardly a clean knockdown, it set the stage for Perrella’s surgical finish.

Perrella rocked Grayton with a right hook out of his southpaw stance, staggering Grayton who tumbled towards the ropes. A massive left hand from Perrella then sent Grayton stumbling into a corner, where a follow-up barrage brought an end to the fight. In winning, Perrella flashed genuine power and impressive finishing instincts.

Other results:

Oscar Rivas (19-0, 14 KOs) TKO 1 Jeremy Bates (26-18-1, 22 KOs).

Sebastien Bouchard (13-1, 4 KOs) UD 8 Arnaud Dimidschtein (11-11-2, 3 KOs).

Vislan Dalkhaev (7-0, 2 KOs) UD 8 Javier Franco (25-18-4, 11 KOs).

Dario Bredicean (9-0, 3 KOs) TKO 1 Balazs Horvath (25-18, 6 KOs).

Parnell Fisher (1-1) UD 4 Larami Carmona (1-3).

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Pacquiao Says Buboy Warned Him To Avoid 'Marquez' Mistakes Jose Pedraza Expects a Very Tough Outing With Ray Beltran Manny Pacquiao: Do I Look Old? I'm Back! Lucas Matthysse is Not Sure About The Future of His Career Usyk: I Have No Fear of Fighting Murat Gassiev in Russia Jeff Horn Calls Out Manny Pacquiao For a Rematch Pacquiao: From Round 1, I Knew He Couldn't Handle My Power! Brandon Cook: Brook Fight is Off, Brook Has Ankle Injury Pacquiao Gives High Praise To Buboy as New Head Trainer RBF Exec: We Secured QF/SF Fights For The WBSS Season 2 Pacquiao: Like I Said - I'm Not Gone From Boxing, I'm Still Here! Photos: Pacquiao Crushes Matthysse For First KO Win Since 09 Photos: Regis Prograis Breaks Down Velasco For TKO, WBSS Slot Photos: Teofimo Lopez Beats Down, Stops William Silva Rocky Fielding: I'd Love An ECHO Arena Defense of WBA Title Philippines Prez Wants Pacquiao To Retire on Back of Big Win Matthysse: My Head is Raised, I Lost To a Legend in Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao: It Was a Long Time Ago Since I've Done That! Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse - CompuBox Punch Stats Pacquiao Knocks Matthysse Out in Seventh For WBA Belt Pacquiao vs. Matthysse - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jhack Tepora Drops, Stops Edivaldo Ortega in Ninth Round Canizales KOs Bin in 12th Round, Retains Light Flyweight Title Mthalane Gets Off The Floor To Edge Waseem For IBF Title Regis Prograis Stops Juan Jose Velasco, Secures WBSS Spot Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Teofimo Lopez Drops Silva Three Times, Knocks Him Out In Sixth Manny Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse: Stats & Stakes Velasco: Pressure's On Prograis; I'll Prove the Experts Wrong Rocky Fielding Blasts Out Tyron Zeuge in Five, Wins WBA Title Prograis-Velasco Undercard Results From New Orleans Zach Parker Gets Points Triumph In Germany, Moves To 16-0 Pacquiao's Last 6 Fights vs. Previous 10 - CompuBox Review RBF Exec Slams Usyk's Manager Over WBSS Event Comments Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco - CompuBox Historical Review Lucas Matthysse's Last 8 Fights - CompuBox Historical Review Frank Warren Breaks Down Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse Teofimo Lopez: Silva Knows What's Coming, I'll Look Good Regis Prograis is 'Super Excited' To Return Before Home Crowd Chuprakov, Kashinsky, Romanov Win Bouts in Ekaterinburg

Latest Active Forum Threads