Dominic Breazeale Speaks On Title Fight Loss To Wilder
Over the weekend, Deontay Wilder defended his WBC Heavyweight Championship by finishing Dominic Breazeale in the first round. According to Breazeale however, the stoppage was not a great one.
Following a massive straight right hand, Dominic Breazeale dropped to the canvas. While he was able to miraculously make it back to his feet, he was unable to beat the ten count. While speaking in the ring after the bout, Breazeale gave his thoughts (via Bad Left Hook) on the end of the bout.
“I think the ref stopped it a little early because I could hear him saying seven and eight, but that’s boxing. He did his job and kept us safe for our next fight. I got on my feet and had my legs under me. It’s the heavyweight division so there’s going to big shots from guys with power. This was a situation where he landed the big right hand before I did. I thought I was going to come on in the later rounds. I’ll be back and go for the heavyweight title again.”
Unfortunately it is fairly clear that, when reviewing the footage, referee Harvey Dock made the right call. While Breazeale was standing, it was not before the count, and he was unsteady on his feet.
IT'S OVER. WILDER KNOCKS OUT BREAZEALE I ROUND 1 pic.twitter.com/bJOAxBP2Hw
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Dominic Breazeale now has a professional record of 20-2. His only two losses come at the hands of arguably the two best heavyweights in boxing today; Wilder and Anthony Joshua. It is safe to safe he indeed likely be back soon, and better than ever.