Top contender must get through once-beaten Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Negron December 22 on PBC on FOX to gain shot at dream matchup with Deontay Wilder.
Top heavyweight contender and WBC mandatory challenger Dominic "Trouble" Breazeale minced no words today when he talked about his ultimate goal of becoming a world champion—a path he hopes will go through current champion Deontay Wilder.
“I'm preparing for Carlos Negron like he's Deontay Wilder. I would be a little upset if Tyson Fury wins because I really want to face Wilder,” Breazeale told a group of media members today at a luncheon in Los Angeles.
"My plan is to win on December 22 and next time I fight, that green belt will be on the line. I'm ready for this shot at the belt that I've worked for."
But first the 2012 U.S. Olympian Breazeale (19-1, 17 KOs) knows he must take care of business against one-loss Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Negron (20-1, 16 KOs) when they meet December 22 in the opening bout of a PBC on FOX event (8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The card is co-headlined by twin champions the Charlo brothers as Jermall Charlo defends his interim WBC middleweight title against Willie Monroe Jr., while WBC Super Welterweight World Champion Jermell Charlo battles Tony Harrison.
"Carlos Negron is a great fighter who I'll be ready for,” said the 33-year-old Breazeale, who is riding a pair of knockout victories over previously unbeaten Izu Ugonoh in February 2017 and then stopping former title challenger Eric Molina last November.
“People want to see exchanges and that is what I'm aiming for. I'm going to give the fans a great show and bring home a victory.”
Breazeale’s trainer, Manny Robles, praised his pugilist’s extra preparation during this training camp and says fan will see refined skills since his last time in the ring 13 months ago.
"This is one of his better camps we've had together. I am not just saying that. I truly believe you will see a better Dominic than ever before,” Robles said.
“We understand that we have a good boxer-puncher in front of us. He is up for the task. Dominic will be great. Expect fireworks on December 22.”
In his lone setback as a pro, Breazeale lost by TKO to fellow 2012 Olympian and heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in June 2016. But Breazeale showed his durability fighting into the seventh round, a feat that only one other fighter had accomplished before.
"I know that I'm a contender in the heavyweight division. I came up short against Anthony Joshua, but now I have a beautiful opportunity to go after the WBC title,” Breazeale said. “I'm not letting anyone stand in my way.”
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