|Real name||Dominic Angelo Breazeale|
|Height||6 ft 7 in (201 cm)|
|Reach||81 1⁄2 in (207 cm)|
|Born||August 24, 1985|
Glendale, California, U.S.
|Wins by KO||17|
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. Breazeale is currently ranked the seventh best heavyweight in the world by The Ring magazine.
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.
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. 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.
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
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.
Career from 2017
Breazeale vs Ugonoh
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.
Breazeale vs Molina
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
|Professional record summary|
|20 fights||19 wins||1 loss|
|21||N/A||N/A||Carlos Negrón||N/A||– (10)||Dec 22, 2018||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|20||Win||19–1||Éric Molina||RTD||8 (12), 3:00||Nov 4, 2017||Barclays Center, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|19||Win||18–1||Izu Ugonoh||KO||5 (10), 0:50||Feb 25, 2017||Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.|
|18||Loss||17–1||Anthony Joshua||TKO||7 (12), 1:01||Jun 25, 2016||The O2 Arena, London, England||For IBF heavyweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Amir Mansour||RTD||5 (10), 3:00||Jan 23, 2016||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Fred Kassi||UD||10||Sep 26, 2015||Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Yasmany Consuegra||TKO||3 (8), 1:49||Jun 6, 2015||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|14||Win||14–0||Victor Bisbal||TKO||4 (8), 1:28||Mar 7, 2015||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|13||Win||13–0||Epifanio Mendoza||KO||1 (8), 2:35||Dec 11, 2014||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, U.S.|
|12||Win||12–0||Billy Zumbrun||KO||2 (8), 2:05||Aug 16, 2014||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Devin Vargas||TKO||3 (10), 2:26||Jun 21, 2014||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|10||Win||10–0||Nagy Aguilera||UD||8||Apr 3, 2014||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Homero Fonseca||RTD||3 (8), 3:00||Jan 24, 2014||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.|
|8||Win||8–0||Keith Barr||TKO||2 (6), 2:29||Nov 26, 2013||BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida, U.S.|
|7||Win||7–0||Jon Hill||TKO||3 (8), 1:08||Sep 12, 2013||MGM Grand Marquee Ballroom, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|6||Win||6–0||Lenroy Thomas||KO||4 (8), 2:29||Aug 24, 2013||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|5||Win||5–0||Lance Gauch||TKO||2 (6), 2:41||May 3, 2013||The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Ronny Hale||KO||2 (4), 1:16||Mar 8, 2013||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Caleb Grummet||KO||2 (4), 0:45||Jan 11, 2013||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Mike Bissett||TKO||2 (4), 1:17||Nov 24, 2012||Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, U.S.|
|1||Win||1–0||Curtis Lee Tate||TKO||1 (4), 1:06||Nov 9, 2012||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California, U.S.||Professional debut|
- Alhambra boxer Dominic Breazeale takes shot at Olympic berth Los Angeles Times
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-26. Retrieved 2012-04-26.
- "Ring Magazine world heavyweight rankings". Retrieved 25 March 2018.
- Michael King dreams of restoring Olympic heavyweight glory – USATODAY.com
- Olympics: Breazale, Hunter qualify for U.S. Archived 2013-12-02 at the Wayback Machine. Ring TV
- "+ 91kg (super heavyweight) men results – Boxing – London 2012 Olympics". www.olympic.org. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
- "Hurd overpowers Harrison to win 154-pound title". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
- Professional boxing record for Dominic Breazeale from BoxRec
- Dominic Breazeale profile at Premier Boxing Champions
|Regional boxing titles|
Title last held byTony Thompson
| WBC Continental Americas heavyweight champion
23 January 2016 – June 2017
Title next held byCarlos Negron
Skender Halili vs.
| The Ring Round of the Year
vs. Izu Ugonoh