Top U.S. heavyweight prospect Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (15-0, 14 KO’s) will be returning to the Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) series on October 13th. After debuting on the televised portion of the PBC series this past June on NBC, Breazeale will be headlining the main event in the new PBC series “TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS” on Fox Sports 1.
Breazeale is on an accelerated path to heavyweight title contention and continues to face significantly tougher opposition. The 2012 U.S. Olympian will face Cameroon native Fred Kassi (18-3-1, 10 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round bout. Both men are coming off impressive outings and this bout is expected to be a slug fest between the two heavyweights.
This past June, Breazeale stopped Yasmany Consuegra in three rounds in a battle of undefeated heavyweights in which most indicated was his toughest test yet. Although Breazeale was on the receiving end of a few punches in the first round, he found his range and dropped his opponent in the end of the 2nd round and then two more times in the 3rd round resulting in the stoppage.
It was a great experience for Breazeale and he continues to learn and mature in every bout. “My last bout against Yasmany Consuegra was definitely a great experience and I learned a lot from it. I got hit more than what I would have liked but this is boxing and you’re going to get hit. In this training camp I have been focusing on my defense with my trainer John Bray so I’m not getting hit with punches that I shouldn’t be hit with. The heavyweight division is a division that can end with one punch and I am fortunate to have a good chin and knockout power.”
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“To have fought on the Premier Boxing Champions series on NBC and have the knockout I did was a blessing. I consider myself a fan friendly fighter and am sure I made a few new fans”, said Breazeale.
His opponent Fred Kassi is coming off a 10 round majority draw against Chris Arreola. Some boxing scribes thought he should have been awarded the decision against the veteran Arreola as Kassi landed more punches in the fight. This upcoming bout against Fred Kassi is one that will definitely place Dominic Breazeale in contender status and he is looking forward to it.
“After my last bout, I spoke with Al Haymon and let him know I am ready to get back in the ring very soon. I also asked for a tough opponent and I am now facing Fred Kassi. I respect Kassi and I know this will be a tough fight for me. To go all ten rounds with Arreola and the fight result in a draw shows that Kassi can box and fight. I have been preparing well in camp and I’m ready for the challenge.”
Breazeale is also excited that he will again fight in front of a nationally televised audience and will be headlining his first main event. “Since I turned professional three years ago, this is what I always wanted to do. I grew up watching Riddick Bowe and wanted to see my face on a poster of the main event. I realize the position I am in and know that a world title shot is not far away.”
“I want to fight the best out there and this is the next step to making my dreams come true and I will be the next American world heavyweight champion. I want to thank Al Haymon for the opportunity and I will make the best of it. I plan on giving the fans an exciting fight and show them that the heavyweight division is well on its way to being back into the mainstream.”