Clayton vs Perez

Custio Clayton Johan Perez

Clayton Perez

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

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29

Jun

The IBF Intercontinental Welterweight Title

We bring live action from Niagara Falls, Canada on Saturday 29th June when unbeaten Custio Clayton takes on Johan Perez.

The vacant IBF Intercontinental and NABA Welterweight Titles will be on the line as Clayton (16-0, 11 KOs) looks to improve his world ranking.

He is currently ranked 11th by the WBO while the IBF rank him at sixth for their crown worn by Errol Spence Jr.

Clayton was a six-times National Amateur Champion and reached the quarter-finals at 2012 London Olympics, losing in the quarter-finals to Fred Evans.

Last May he defeated unbeaten Manchester based Dutchman Stephen Danyo. Last time out he stopped former World Champion DeMarcus Corley in six rounds.

Venezuelan Perez (24-5-2, 16 KOs) has won his last two bouts and is looking to recapture his form of 2013 when he was a serious contender.

That year he defeated Steve Forbes, Yoshihiro Kamegai and Paul Spadafora who he defeated to win the Interim WBA Super-Lightweight Title for the second time.

“This will be the biggest Canada Day party in Niagara Falls,” said promoter Lee Baxter.

“This is a stacked card top to bottom, with some of Canada’s very best fighters, including a future superstar in Custio Clayton. The fireworks you want to see on Canada Day weekend will be in the ring.”

Also on the bill is Limerick welterweight Lee Reeves (4-0, 3 KO) who has been earmarked as a future World Champion by Tyson Fury.

Lee Reeves is a two-time Irish Underage Champion and is well-known to UK fight fans given 'The Gypsy King' has hyped him up very highly in several media interviews, calling him Ireland’s future superstar.

Reeves boxed out of the Corpus Christi club and was a two-time Irish underage champion and won the Senior A Title at the Haringey Box Cup in London earlier last year.

Samuel Vargas Silverio Ortiz

Vargas Ortiz

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Welterweight contest

Samuel Vargas hopes that a return to winning ways this weekend will book him another big time fight.

The Canada based Colombian meets Silverio Ortiz in a eight-round Welterweight clash in Ontario on Saturday 29th June, live on BoxNation.

Vargas, 30, will be fancied to defeat his Mexican rival who has won 37 and lost 25 times in a busy 19 year career.

Vargas is best known to British fans for his tremendous effort against Amir Khan in Birmingham last September when he dropped the former World Champion before losing on points.

He bounced back brilliantly in December outpointing Gabriel Adrian Pereiro who was 27-0 before Vargas wrecked his unbeaten record and claimed the NABA Welterweight Championship.

That earned him another tilt at a name fighter when he faced Luis Collazo at Madison Square Garden in March.

BoxNation’s camera brought you that fight, but Vargas came off second best after dropping a split decision.

He showed that the ambition is still burning and Ortiz will give his best even if he has it all to do.

Ortiz, 36, is durable and has been the distance with Custio Clayton, who headlines Saturday’s card when he faces Johan Perez.