Dominic Breazeale

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Dominic Breazeale
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Statistics
Real nameDominic Angelo Breazeale
Nickname(s)Trouble
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Reach81 12 in (207 cm)
NationalityAmerican
Born (1985-08-24) August 24, 1985 (age 33)
Glendale, California, U.S.
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights20
Wins19
Wins by KO17
Losses1

Dominic Angelo Breazeale (born August 24, 1985) is an American professional boxer. As an amateur he fought in the super heavyweight division and competed in the London 2012 Olympics. In 2016, Breazeale challenged the current world champion Anthony Joshua for the IBF Heavyweight title in London.[1][2] Breazeale is currently ranked the seventh best heavyweight in the world by The Ring magazine.[3]

Early life[edit]

Breazeale was born in Glendale, California, United States. He started playing football at the age of 6 and was a former quarterback on the football team at the University of Northern Colorado before he started boxing.

Amateur career[edit]

Breazeale first started boxing at the age of 23. As an amateur, Breazeale won the 2012 U.S. National Super Heavyweight championship at the Fort Carson Special Events Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[4] Breazeale later qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in London after winning the Olympic trials and earning himself a place on the US Olympic team. He lost in the preliminary round to Russia’s Magomed Omarov, with a score of 19-8.[5][6]

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Breazeale made his professional debut on 9 November 2012 against Curtis Lee Tate. Breazeale won the fight by 1st round knock out. He fought again later that month, knocking out Mike Bissett in the second round. He went on to have multiple knock out wins in 2013. On the 24th August, 2013, Breazeale fought Jamaican Lenroy Thomas. Breazeale knocked Tomas out in the 4th round. He went on to get two more knock out wins against Jon Hill and Keith Barr towards the end of 2013. Breazeale’s first fight of 2014 was against Homero Fonseca, Breazeale won the fight after Homero was retired on his stool after the 3rd round. Breazeale’s next fight was against Nagy Aguilera, he won the fight by unanimous decision. This was the first time Breazeale had gone the distance. He went on to have three more knock out wins towards the end of 2014.

His first fight of 2015 was against Victor Bisbal, which he won by knock out in the 4th round. Breazeale then went onto knock out Yasmany Consuegra in the third round. On 26 September 2015, Breazeale won a controversial and disputed points decision over Cameroonian fighter Fred Kassi.

On 26 January 2016, Breazeale was involved in a tough bout against fellow American Amir Mansour, during which Breazeale was floored in the third round before coming back to win after Mansour suffered a severe laceration in his mouth after biting through his tongue and was forced to quit on his stool at the end of the fifth round.

Breazeale vs Joshua[edit]

In April 2016, Breazeale was selected as the opponent for Anthony Joshua's first defence of his IBF heavyweight title, with the fight taking place on 25 June 2016 at the O2 Arena in London. Breazeale had little success in the fight and was eventually knocked out in the seventh round after being knocked down for a second time. Despite this, he still earned plaudits for his heart, bravery and determination, after taking many hard punches he still returned with his own and continued to fight on.[citation needed]

Career from 2017[edit]

Breazeale vs Ugonoh[edit]

On the 25th February, 2017, Breazeale fought Polish born undefeated heavyweight Izu Ugonoh. This was his first fight back since his loss to Anthony Joshua. The fight saw explosive action with Ugonoh being dropped to the canvas in the third round. Ugonoh came back to hurt Breazeale and drop him in the 4th round. Breazeale eventually came out on top after he knocked Ugonoh through the ropes in the 5th round. The fight won round of the year from the Ring Magazine for the third round.[7]

Breazeale vs Molina[edit]

On the 4th November, 2017, Breazeale fought former world title challenger Eric Molina, on the undercard of the Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne rematch. Breazeale won the fight after Molina did not come out from his corner after the 8th round, Breazeale had dropped Molina in the 8th round.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
20 fights 19 wins 1 loss
By knockout 17 1
By decision 2 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
21 N/A N/A Puerto Rico Carlos Negrón N/A – (10) Dec 22, 2018 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.
20 Win 19–1 United States Éric Molina RTD 8 (12), 3:00 Nov 4, 2017 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.
19 Win 18–1 Poland Izu Ugonoh KO 5 (10), 0:50 Feb 25, 2017 United States Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
18 Loss 17–1 United Kingdom Anthony Joshua TKO 7 (12), 1:01 Jun 25, 2016 United Kingdom The O2 Arena, London, England For IBF heavyweight title
17 Win 17–0 United States Amir Mansour RTD 5 (10), 3:00 Jan 23, 2016 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
16 Win 16–0 Cameroon Fred Kassi UD 10 Sep 26, 2015 United States Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
15 Win 15–0 Cuba Yasmany Consuegra TKO 3 (8), 1:49 Jun 6, 2015 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
14 Win 14–0 Puerto Rico Victor Bisbal TKO 4 (8), 1:28 Mar 7, 2015 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
13 Win 13–0 Colombia Epifanio Mendoza KO 1 (8), 2:35 Dec 11, 2014 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.
12 Win 12–0 United States Billy Zumbrun KO 2 (8), 2:05 Aug 16, 2014 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
11 Win 11–0 United States Devin Vargas TKO 3 (10), 2:26 Jun 21, 2014 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
10 Win 10–0 Dominican Republic Nagy Aguilera UD 8 Apr 3, 2014 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.
9 Win 9–0 United States Homero Fonseca RTD 3 (8), 3:00 Jan 24, 2014 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.
8 Win 8–0 United States Keith Barr TKO 2 (6), 2:29 Nov 26, 2013 United States BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida, U.S.
7 Win 7–0 United States Jon Hill TKO 3 (8), 1:08 Sep 12, 2013 United States MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
6 Win 6–0 Jamaica Lenroy Thomas KO 4 (8), 2:29 Aug 24, 2013 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.
5 Win 5–0 United States Lance Gauch TKO 2 (6), 2:41 May 3, 2013 United States The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.
4 Win 4–0 United States Ronny Hale KO 2 (4), 1:16 Mar 8, 2013 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.
3 Win 3–0 United States Caleb Grummet KO 2 (4), 0:45 Jan 11, 2013 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.
2 Win 2–0 United States Mike Bissett TKO 2 (4), 1:17 Nov 24, 2012 United States Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, U.S.
1 Win 1–0 United States Curtis Lee Tate TKO 1 (4), 1:06 Nov 9, 2012 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S. Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alhambra boxer Dominic Breazeale takes shot at Olympic berth Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
  3. ^ "Ring Magazine world heavyweight rankings". Retrieved 25 March 2018.
  4. ^ Michael King dreams of restoring Olympic heavyweight glory – USATODAY.com
  5. ^ Olympics: Breazale, Hunter qualify for U.S. Archived 2013-12-02 at the Wayback Machine. Ring TV
  6. ^ "+ 91kg (super heavyweight) men results – Boxing – London 2012 Olympics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
  7. ^ "Hurd overpowers Harrison to win 154-pound title". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-04-07.

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Sporting positions
Regional boxing titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Tony Thompson
WBC Continental Americas heavyweight champion
23 January 2016 – June 2017
Vacated
Vacant
Title next held by
Carlos Negron
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