Breazeale Interested In Whyte Clash
Despite the fact that he hasn’t fought in about a year, Dominic Breazeale believes he is ready to get back into the heavyweight title picture. An opponent he wants to prove himself against? Dillian Whyte.
Breazeale (20-2) told Sky Sports he believes a fight against “The Body Snatcher” would be the best test for him. He credits his experience in the ring, which started in 2012, as well as Whyte’s (27-1) issue making adjustments, as a reason for this potential fight resulting in his hand going up.
“He’s going to bring it for a little bit, I’m going to bring it for a bit,” Breazeale stated. “In the end, the fans are going to be very pleased with what they get out of a fight between myself and Dillian Whyte.
“He’s a knockout artist, he loves to throw leather with bad intentions and I like to do the same. I think I have the upper hand on him as far as strength and athletic ability, of course with size. In the end, I think I come out with the knockout win for sure.”
Breazeale was last seen getting brutally knocked out by Deontay Wilder inside the Barclays Center. For the WBC Heavyweight Title back in May, Wilder took him out in the first round, It ended a three-fight win streak. That was the second world title Breazeale has fought for, as he lost to Anthony Joshua for the IBF Heavyweight Title in 2017.
Whyte is on an eleven-fight win streak. He beat Oscar Rivas in July for the WBC interim Heavyweight Title. After being suspended and reinstated following an inconclusive drug test, he fought Mariusz Wach back in December. Whyte ended up winning the bout via unanimous decision.
The 31-year-old is set to face off against Alexander Povetkin in what appears to be a mandatory WBC Title bout. The fight was set for earlier this year but was pushed due to the coronavirus.
“I studied him for a little while,” Breazeale said. “We were in some heavy contract negotiations. I think at this point, he’s a top-class heavyweight fighter from the UK, I’m a top-class heavyweight fighter from America – it makes for a great fight.”