Dominic Breazeale

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Dominic Breazeale
Dominic Breazeale (training).JPG
Statistics
Nickname(s) Trouble
Weight(s) Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 7 in (201 cm)
Reach 81½ in
Nationality American
Born (1985-08-24) August 24, 1985 (age 32)
Alhambra, California, U.S.
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 19
Wins 18
Wins by KO 16
Losses 1

Dominic Breazeale (born August 24, 1985) is an American professional boxer and one of the division's most popular top contenders. As an amateur he fought at super heavyweight and was the number one rated U.S. amateur boxer in the division. Breazeale is best known for his 2016 IBF world heavyweight title defeat to current champion Anthony Joshua in London.[1][2]

Amateur career[edit]

A former quarterback on the football team at the University of Northern Colorado, Breazeale won the 2012 U.S. National Super Heavyweight championship at the Fort Carson Special Events Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.[3] Breazeale qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in London but lost in the preliminary round to Magomed Omarov, with a score of 19-8.[4][5]

Professional career[edit]

Breazeale is currently 17–1 as a professional, with 15 wins coming by KO. He is fighting under Al Haymon's PBC banner. He is from Alhambra, California, but currently makes his home in Anaheim, California.

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 when 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.

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]

Professional boxing record[edit]

19 fights, 18 wins (16 knockouts), 1 loss[6]
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
20 N/A N/A Canada Bermane Stiverne N/A – (12) Nov 4, 2017 United States Barclays Center, New York City, New York
19 Win 18–1 Poland Izu Ugonoh TKO 5 (10) 0:50 25 Feb 2017 United States Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
18 Loss 17–1 United Kingdom Anthony Joshua TKO 7 (12), 1:01 25 Jun 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 23 Jan 2016 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Won vacant WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
16 Win 16–0 Cameroon Fred Kassi UD 10 26 Sep 2015 United States Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
15 Win 15–0 Cuba Yasmany Consuegra TKO 3 (8), 1:49 6 Jun 2015 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California
14 Win 14–0 Puerto Rico Victor Bisbal TKO 4 (8), 1:28 7 Mar 2015 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
13 Win 13–0 Colombia Epifanio Mendoza KO 1 (8), 2:35 11 Dec 2014 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California
12 Win 12–0 United States Billy Zumbrun KO 2 (8), 2:05 16 Aug 2014 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California
11 Win 11–0 United States Devin Vargas TKO 3 (10), 2:26 21 Jun 2014 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California
10 Win 10–0 Dominican Republic Nagy Aguilera UD 8 3 Apr 2014 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California
9 Win 9–0 United States Homero Fonseca RTD 3 (8), 3:00 24 Jan 2014 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California
8 Win 8–0 United States Keith Barr TKO 2 (6), 2:29 26 Nov 2013 United States BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida
7 Win 7–0 United States Jon Hill TKO 3 (8), 1:08 12 Sep 2013 United States MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
6 Win 6–0 Jamaica Lenroy Thomas KO 4 (8), 2:29 24 Aug 2013 United States StubHub Center, Carson, California
5 Win 5–0 United States Lance Gauch TKO 2 (6), 2:41 3 May 2013 United States The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada
4 Win 4–0 United States Ronny Hale KO 2 (4), 1:16 8 Mar 2013 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California
3 Win 3–0 United States Caleb Grummet KO 2 (4), 0:45 11 Jan 2013 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California
2 Win 2–0 United States Mike Bissett TKO 2 (4), 1:17 24 Nov 2012 United States Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California
1 Win 1–0 United States Curtis Lee Tate TKO 1 (4), 1:06 9 Nov 2012 United States Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California 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. ^ Michael King dreams of restoring Olympic heavyweight glory – USATODAY.com
  4. ^ Olympics: Breazale, Hunter qualify for U.S. Archived 2013-12-02 at the Wayback Machine. Ring TV
  5. ^ "+ 91kg (super heavyweight) men results – Boxing – London 2012 Olympics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 2015-12-22. 
  6. ^ BoxRec Editors (April 22, 2016). "BoxRec- Dominic Breazeale". BoxRec. Retrieved April 22, 2016. 

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