Breazeale Hopes For Summer WBC Title Shot
With the WBC heavyweight title defended on December 1st, Dominic Breazeale has decided to stay active and take a fight on December 22nd against Carlos Negron.
Breazeale, the WBC mandatory challenger, looks to face off against the winner of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s December 1st showdown at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
With a potential rematch upon a Fury win, or Wilder getting his crack at Anthony Joshua in April at Wembley Stadium, Breazeale is hoping next summer is when he finally gets his world title shot.
“I hope I have that shot, the summer of next year,” Breazeale told Sky Sports. “We know the Wilder-Fury fight is happening on December 1.
“Usually when a title of that big magnitude goes into effect, there’s a good six to seven months lay-off before the next opponent gets his opportunity, so I’m assuming the summer of next year. If it comes sooner, by all means, I’ll be ready for it.”
If Breazeale is able to jump the line and face Joshua or Fury next, he’s also looking to not only take the title, but take a crack at Anthony Joshua and avenge a 2016 knockout loss to the unified champion.
“That’s the fight that I’m working for,” said Breazeale. “Everyone keeps telling me that the next fight is the biggest one in your life, but the next time I get to square off with Joshua in the ring is going to be the biggest fight of my life.
“He’s my only loss since the Olympics, my only loss as a pro. He’s been my toughest fight up to date. I have the loss there in 2016 against him.”
Quotes: Boxing Scene