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Dominic Breazeale News
The former four-division champion shakes off two years of rust with a unanimous decision victory Saturday night on SHOWTIME.
The two all-action heavyweight contenders drop by to discuss everything in their division, from future opponents to their thoughts on the Wilder-Fury trilogy.
Dominic Breazeale Fights
Loss vs Otto Wallin 21-1-0
Feb 20, 2021 • Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Dominic Breazeale LOSES to Otto Wallin by UD in Round 12 of 12
LOSS vs Deontay Wilder 42-2-1
May 18, 2019 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Deontay Wilder WINS against Dominic Brezeale by KO in Round 1 of 12
Win vs Carlos Negron 20-1-0
Dec 22, 2018 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Carlos Negron by KO in Round 9 of 10
Win vs Eric Molina 27-5-0
Nov 04, 2017 • Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Eric Molina by RTD in Round 8 of 12
Win vs Izuagbe Ugonoh 18-2-0
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 24-1-0
Jun 25, 2016 • O2 Arena, London
Anthony Joshua WINS against Dominic Breazeale by KO in Round 7 of 12
Win vs Amir Mansour 23-4-1
Jan 23, 2016 • Staples Center, Los Angeles
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Amir Mansour by TKO in Round 5 of 10
Win vs Fred Kassi 18-3-0
Sep 26, 2015 • Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama
Dominic Breazeale WINS against Fred Kassi by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Yasmany Consuegra 18-3-0
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 Breazeale Bio
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. Then in September, Breazeale capped off his 2015 a 10-round unanimous decision over Fred Kassi.
LEARNING TO ENDURE
On June 25, 2016, Breazeale fought for his first world title when he took on IBF World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua in Joshua’s native UK. Breazeale proved to be a tough out, but ultimately fell short as Joshua won by seventh-round TKO.
Undaunted, Breazeale returned to the ring on February 25, 2017, versus rising undefeated contender Izu Ugonoh. It was a war from the opening bell. Ugonoh controlled the fight early landing heavy blows to both Breazeale's body and head. Then Breazeale flashed his power, dropping Ugonoh in the third.
But his momentum didn’t last long. A toe-to-toe battle in the fourth led to Breazeale tasting the canvas. Just when it appeared as if Ugonoh was on the verge of victory, Breazeale was able to compose himself, storming back to knock Ugonoh down and out in the fifth round.
"Coming off the loss to Joshua, this win puts me right back in there,” said Breazeale afterward. “This is what I've always asked for. My team does an incredible job of getting me any fight I ask for, and I wanted to fight an undefeated guy like Izu. He's a big, strong, athletic guy.
"Tonight, the story was about me having the heart of a lion, getting knocked down, but getting right back up to finish this fight."
SUFFERING A SETBACK
Breazeale returned in November 2017, defeating long-time contender Eric Molina in eight rounds. On December 22, 2018, he flashed awesome power as he put Carlos Negron away with a single right in the ninth round.
The win set up another title shot, this time versus WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder. Breazeale came up short as Wilder stopped him in the first round. He would suffer another defeat on February 20, 2021, a points loss to rising contender Otto Wallin in a fight where Breazeale started slow but finished the much stronger fighter.