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Breazeale looking forward to making a statement against Zumbrun

Photo: Gene Blevins - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
Photo: Gene Blevins – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy
While WBC #1 heavyweight and 2008 U.S. Olympic medalist Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) is getting most the attention this weekend at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, there will also be another unbeaten heavyweight seeing action. 2012 U.S. Olympian Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (11-0, 10 KOs) returns to the ring on the same card against veteran heavyweight Billy “The Kid” Zumbrun (27-13, 16 KOs). The 6’7 Breazeale, who is advised by Al Haymon and is coming off a win against 2004 U.S. Olympian Devin Vargas in his last fight, is aiming to steal the show.

“I’m looking forward to fighting at the StubHub Center again,” Breazeale said. “Training camp has been great with my trainer John Bray. This will be the second time I’ve fought at this venue in the last two months and my last bout with Vargas didn’t end the way I wanted it to. Billy is a tough veteran and I respect anyone that steps in the ring, however I’m fighting in of front of my hometown fans and I’m looking forward to making a statement.”

His trainer John Bray added the following, “at this stage of Dominic’s career, fighting a veteran of 40 fights in Billy Zumbrun is exactly what he needs. It is not whether Dominic is going to win or lose in my mind, it is in what manner does he win and what does he gain from it. It’s about growth and preparation leading to the heavyweight championship of the world.”

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