Dominic Breazeale

Dominic Breazeale

“Trouble”

RECORD

20 - 2 - 0

KOs

18

Weight 253 lbs (115 kg)

Age 35

Home Eastvale, California,

Complete Stats

Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale has had a precipitous rise from college football quarterback to U.S. Olympic boxer to heavyweight title hopeful. Read Bio

Last Fight

Last Fight

loss vs Deontay Wilder

May 18, 2019 / Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Dominic Breazeale suffered a first-round knockout to Deontay Wilder in their WBC title fight in Brooklyn.

Latest News

Dominic Breazeale News
Apr 22, 2020 / The PBC Podcast, Dominic Breazeale, Chris Arreola

This Week on The PBC Podcast: Dominic Breazeale & Chris Arreola

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.

PBC Boxing Video
May 19, 2019 / Wilder vs Breazeale, Deontay Wilder, Dominic Breazeale, Gary Russell Jr, Kiko Martinez

Wilder Flattens Breazeale in One, Retains World Title

Wilder joins the pantheon of heavyweight greats, making the ninth defense of his WBC World Heavyweight title with an explosive first-round KO over Dominic Breazeale Saturday night on PBC on SHOWTIME.

PBC Boxing Video
May 17, 2019 / Wilder vs Breazeale, Deontay Wilder, Dominic Breazeale

Wilder vs. Breazeale: Bad Blood in Brooklyn

With emotions running high, Saturday's grudge match between WBC World Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder and top contender Dominic Breazeale will come down to who makes the least mistakes.

Fights

Dominic Breazeale Fights

LOSS vs Deontay Wilder 42-1-1

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 23-1-0

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

Stats

Dominic Breazeale “Trouble”

  • WINS 20
  • LOSSES 2
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 18

Weight 253 lbs (115 kg)

Height 6'7" (2.01 m)

Reach 81½" (207 cm)

  • Born

    August 24, 1985
  • Age

    35
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Glendale, CA
  • Trains in

    Eastvale, CA
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    87
  • KO Percentage

    81.82%
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Bio

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.

Dominic Breazeale
Dominic Breazeale lands a left hand during his match against Russia's Magomed Omarov at the London Olympics on August 1, 2012.

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.

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Dominic Breazeale unleashes a big right hand during his win over Victor Bisbal in Las Vegas on March 7, 2015.

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.

Breazeale vs. Ugonoh: February 25, 2017 (PBC on FOX)

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."

Breazeale vs. Negron: December 22, 2018 (PBC on FOX)

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.