In less than two weeks, undefeated top U.S. heavyweight prospect Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (16-0, 14 KO’s) returns to the ring against “Prince” Charles Martin (22-0-1, 20 KO’s) in a battle of undefeated American heavyweights. The 2012 Olympian’s bout will be televised on prime-time NBC on the Premier Boxing Champions live telecast which is scheduled to take place at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Heading into his last full week of training camp in preparation for his upcoming bout against Martin, Breazeale shared his thoughts on his camp so far, fighting on NBC for the third time this year, his relationship with new trainer Manny Robles and his expectations for the bout with Martin.
Breazeale’s thoughts on how training camp is going:
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“Training camp is going great so
far. It’s definitely the best training camp I have had thus far in my career. I continue to learn a lot from my trainer Manny Robles and working on fundamentals and technique has been a plus in this camp. My strength and conditioning coach Sean Martinez has also introduced new training techniques that work on my core and help with my explosiveness.
I have had quality sparring here in California and have flown in a southpaw sparring partner to prepare me for my bout with Charles. This past weekend I traveled to San Francisco to work with a southpaw and it was great work.”
Breazeale’s feelings on fighting on NBC for the third time this year:
“It’s great to fight on television, but to fight on a prime-time network that reaches millions of viewers and attracts new boxing fans is a blessing. I have to thank my adviser Al Haymon for the opportunities he has provided me and I intend to make the best of them. I think what stands out to me is the fact that my grandmother who doesn’t have cable can watch me for free.
What the Premier Boxing Champions series has done for the sport of boxing is awesome. I hope to gain quite a bit of new fans come December 12th.”
Breazeale’s relationship with new trainer Manny Robles:
“A lot of people don’t know this, but I trained with Manny throughout my entire amateur career leading up to and during the Olympics. Although I haven’t trained with Manny in three years, I feel as if we had never missed a beat. I feel very comfortable training with Manny and he has a great amount of knowledge about the sport.
I truly feel that he is the trainer that possesses the knowledge and skills that can get me to that next level.”
Breazeale’s expectations on his bout with Martin:
“I know this is the toughest bout of my career thus far and I’m definitely ready. I expect to win and win convincingly. With Klitchko being knocked off by Fury this past weekend, the heavyweight division is open for the taking. Beating Martin is the next step on the path to the world heavyweight championship. I am always looking for a knockout, but if it doesn’t come I can guarantee that this will be one hell of a fight.”