Fayetteville, North Carolina (July 5, 2013) – Heavyweight prospect Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (5-0, 5 KO’s) makes his anticipated return to the ring this evening and will be featured in the co-main event for “Fight Night – Independence Explosion” in Fayetteville, North Carolina. What’s particularly special about this event, is that it is the first time since 1999 that boxing is returning to Fort Bragg, home of the nation’s largest military installations. It comes at a perfect time as the nation just celebrated it’s 237th year of Breazeale Independence yesterday.
A year ago, Breazeale represented the United States of America in the 2012 London Olympic Games participating in the Super Heavyweight division. Since that time, Breazeale couldn’t have asked for a better start to his professional career. Following his televised ShoBox pro debut in November, Breazeale has continued to make quick work of his opponents ending of all his bouts in two rounds or less.
Under the tutelage of world renowned boxing trainer John Bray, Breazeale is continuing to improve and is adjusting very well to the professional ranks. So well, that it has caught the eyes and attention of respected veteran trainers and heavyweights alike.
This past April, WBA World Heavyweight Champion Alexander Povetkin invited Breazeale and Bray to Russia to spar with the champ in preparation for his world title bout. Dominic made a great impression sparring up to ten rounds with the champ. It was a great experience for him and he was appreciative of the opportunity.
When asked about the opportunity to spar with Povetkin, Breazeale indicatedthat, “it was a great experience and a great opportunity to get in the ring with the WBA world champ. The sparring was invaluable to my career and I’m ready to show case the skills that I’ve learned in the ring”. Bray, also noted that “it was a good experience for Dominic to experience Alexander Povetkin’s camp, which was a world class environment. Dominic learned a great deal being in the ring with the champ and he grew and matured in his skills everyday”.
So far, 2013 has been a great year for Breazeale as he had the opportunity to fight on high profile undercards and in his last outing, he experienced what it was like to fight on Cinco De Mayo weekend in Las Vegas. Now, the hard-hitting Breazeale will be featured in his first co-main event with two of his Olympic teammates, battling it out in front of our nation’s finest.
He’s exciting for the opportunity and is looking forward to putting on a great show. “I want to thank the city of Fayetteville for welcoming me to their town and tonight is definitely going to be an explosion. It’s always great to be showcased in an event like this one, where I am back with my Olympic brothers. Tonight is going to be a great night.”
Breazeale is looking to make quick work of his opponent tonight as he has something very special to get back to in California. Dominic and his wife Christina were recently blessed with their third baby boy a couple of weeks ago.
It is going to be a great experience for Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale and he feels humbled just for the opportunities he has been given. He is looking forward to putting on a great show in an effort to give back to the men and women in our Armed Forces who put their lives on the line everyday.