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Jarrett Hurd’s first world title fight started with a whimper. Thankfully for him, it ended with a bang.
Deontay Wilder is the unquestioned A-list star of the Fox-televised Premier Boxing Champions event set for prime time on February 25. But the heavyweight champion won’t have to carry the show all by himself, as he’ll be surrounded by quite a strong supporting cast.
Win vs Izuagbe Ugonoh 17-0-0
Feb 25, 2017 • Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Izuagbe Ugonoh by KO in Round 5 of 10
LOSS vs Anthony Joshua
Jun 25, 2016 • O2 Arena, London
Anthony Joshua WINS against Dominic Breazeale by KO in Round 7 of 12
Win vs Amir Mansour
Jan 23, 2016 • Staples Center, Los Angeles
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Amir Mansour by TKO in Round 5 of 10
Win vs Fred Kassi
Sep 26, 2015 • Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Fred Kassi by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Yasmany Consuegra 17-0-0
Jun 06, 2015 • StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Yasmany Consuegra by TKO in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Epifanio Mendoza 40-19-1
Dec 11, 2014 • Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Epifanio Mendoza by KO in Round 1 of 8
Win vs Billy Zumbrun 27-13-1
Aug 16, 2014 • StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Billy Zumbrun by KO in Round 2 of 8
Win vs Devin Vargas 18-3-0
Jun 21, 2014 • StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Devin Vargas by TKO in Round 3 of 10
Win vs Nagy Aguilera 19-7-0
Apr 03, 2014 • Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Nagy Aguilera by UD in Round 8 of 8
Win vs Homero Fonseca 10-6-3
Jan 24, 2014 • Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Homero Fonseca by RTD in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Keith Barr 11-4-0
Nov 26, 2013 • BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Keith Barr by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Jon Hill 6-2-0
Sep 12, 2013 • MGM Grand, MGM Conference Center, Premier Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Jon Hill by TKO in Round 3 of 8
Win vs Lenroy Thomas 16-2-0
Aug 24, 2013 • StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Lenroy Thomas by KO in Round 4 of 8
Win vs Lance Gauch 3-6-2
May 03, 2013 • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Lance Gauch by TKO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Ronny Hale 2-5-0
Mar 08, 2013 • Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Ronny Hale by KO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Caleb Grummet 3-2-1
Jan 11, 2013 • Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Caleb Grummet by KO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Mike Bissett 1-0-0
Nov 24, 2012 • Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Mike Bissett by TKO in Round 2 of 4
Win vs Curtis Lee Tate 4-3-0
Nov 09, 2012 • Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Curtis Lee Tate by TKO in Round 1 of 4
Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale’s path to ring success didn’t follow the usual narratives of hardscrabble origins or a troubled teen in need of direction. Instead, the 6-foot-7-inch California native was recruited to box after playing college football, and he quickly developed into a U.S. Olympian. As a professional, he has continued his rapid evolution despite a steep learning curve in his pursuit of a heavyweight title.
A star in another sport
Breazeale has always had a big right arm. He just used it for throwing instead of punching growing up in Alhambra, California.
After taking up football at the age of 6, he became a star at Alhambra High, captaining the team for three years and setting school passing and touchdown records.
Breazeale attended junior college in the Golden State, playing two years at Mt. San Antonio College, before moving on to the University of Northern Colorado.
Breazeale was the Bears’ starter for much of the 2006 and 2007 seasons, throwing for more than 1,000 yards each year and completing 58 percent of his passes.
The quarterback was hoping to catch the eye of an NFL team after college, but instead landed the attention of a recruiter in Carson, California, who was looking to teach elite athletes in other sports how to box.
Finding a real knockout
After getting hit in the face during his first training session, Breazeale wondered if taking up boxing at the age of 23 was the right move, but with his wife pregnant with their first son, he stuck with it.
Three years after he began training, Breazeale developed into the top-ranked amateur heavyweight in the U.S., and fathered a second son with his wife along the way.
He won the U.S. National Championship in 2012 after finishing third the previous year, putting him in the nearly unthinkable position of qualifying for the U.S. Olympic team.
He won the Olympic trials in February, and then competed in an Olympic qualification tournament in Rio de Janeiro three months later without any international experience. He lost in the finals to Ecuador’s Italo Perea, but earned a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
Breazeale lost to Russia’s Magomed Omarov by a 19-8 decision at the London Games, and turned pro soon afterward.
No wasting time
Breazeale made his professional debut on November 9, 2012, with a first-round TKO of Curtis Lee Tate in Indio, California.
It was the start of a trend, as the hulking Breazeale stopped each of his first nine opponents in less than four rounds before gaining a near-shutout on the judges’ scorecards in a unanimous decision over Nagy Aguilera in April 2014.
Breazeale continued his destruction after that, though, needing little time to stop his next five opponents, starting with a third-round TKO of Devin Vargas in June 2014.
He then knocked out veteran Billy Zumbrun in the second round in August 2014 before taking out Epifanio Mendoza in the first round that December.
Breazeale finished off Victor Bisbal in the fourth round in Las Vegas in March 2015. He then floored unbeaten Yasmany Consuegra three times to gain a third-round TKO in Carson, California, in June 2015.