|Height||6 ft 7 in (201 cm)|
August 24, 1985 |
Alhambra, California, U.S.
|Wins by KO||16|
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.
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. Breazeale qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games in London but lost in the preliminary round to Magomed Omarov, with a score of 19-8.
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.
Professional boxing record
|19 fights, 18 wins (16 knockouts), 1 loss|
|20||N/A||N/A||Bermane Stiverne||N/A||– (12)||Nov 4, 2017||Barclays Center, New York City, New York|
|19||Win||18–1||Izu Ugonoh||TKO||5 (10) 0:50||25 Feb 2017||Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama|
|18||Loss||17–1||Anthony Joshua||TKO||7 (12), 1:01||25 Jun 2016||The O2 Arena, London, England||For IBF heavyweight title|
|17||Win||17–0||Amir Mansour||RTD||5 (10), 3:00||23 Jan 2016||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California||Won vacant WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title|
|16||Win||16–0||Fred Kassi||UD||10||26 Sep 2015||Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama|
|15||Win||15–0||Yasmany Consuegra||TKO||3 (8), 1:49||6 Jun 2015||StubHub Center, Carson, California|
|14||Win||14–0||Victor Bisbal||TKO||4 (8), 1:28||7 Mar 2015||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|13||Win||13–0||Epifanio Mendoza||KO||1 (8), 2:35||11 Dec 2014||Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California|
|12||Win||12–0||Billy Zumbrun||KO||2 (8), 2:05||16 Aug 2014||StubHub Center, Carson, California|
|11||Win||11–0||Devin Vargas||TKO||3 (10), 2:26||21 Jun 2014||StubHub Center, Carson, California|
|10||Win||10–0||Nagy Aguilera||UD||8||3 Apr 2014||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California|
|9||Win||9–0||Homero Fonseca||RTD||3 (8), 3:00||24 Jan 2014||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California|
|8||Win||8–0||Keith Barr||TKO||2 (6), 2:29||26 Nov 2013||BB&T Center, Sunrise, Florida|
|7||Win||7–0||Jon Hill||TKO||3 (8), 1:08||12 Sep 2013||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|6||Win||6–0||Lenroy Thomas||KO||4 (8), 2:29||24 Aug 2013||StubHub Center, Carson, California|
|5||Win||5–0||Lance Gauch||TKO||2 (6), 2:41||3 May 2013||The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Paradise, Nevada|
|4||Win||4–0||Ronny Hale||KO||2 (4), 1:16||8 Mar 2013||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California|
|3||Win||3–0||Caleb Grummet||KO||2 (4), 0:45||11 Jan 2013||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California|
|2||Win||2–0||Mike Bissett||TKO||2 (4), 1:17||24 Nov 2012||Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California|
|1||Win||1–0||Curtis Lee Tate||TKO||1 (4), 1:06||9 Nov 2012||Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, California||Professional debut.|
- Alhambra boxer Dominic Breazeale takes shot at Olympic berth Los Angeles Times
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- Michael King dreams of restoring Olympic heavyweight glory – USATODAY.com
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- BoxRec Editors (April 22, 2016). "BoxRec- Dominic Breazeale". BoxRec. Retrieved April 22, 2016.