In the telecast that has been dubbed “Heavyweights Collide” on Golden Boy Live, unbeaten heavyweight prospect Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale (7-0, 7 KOs) will be returning to the ring tonight in a six round bout which was scheduled to be featured live on Fox Sports 1. Breazeale’s return to the ring was anticipated by many boxing insiders and fans of the heavyweight division as he was scheduled to face his toughest opponent to date in journeyman Nagy Aguilera. Unfortunately, Aguilera pulled out of the fight unexpectedly due to a back injury on Sunday and Breazeale will now be facing Keith Barr (11-4, 3 KOs) of West Virginia.
Breazeale is disappointed due to the turn of events as he trained diligently for Aguilera. However, he is definitely up to the task of taking care of business either way. Since he turned professional a year ago, the 2012 U.S. Super Heavyweight Olympian has stopped all of his opponents by way of knockout in four rounds or less and expects to continue his winning ways in the same fashion tonight.
When asked about the events leading up to tonight’s bout, Breazeale indicated the following; “Well you know, it’s boxing and it’s part of the business. It’s an unfortunate situation but I will make the best of it. These types of things happen. I trained hard for Aguilera and now will have to adapt to Barr. It’s what’s expected at this level.”
Breazeale’s trainer, John Bray, was also a bit disappointed but stated that, “Dominic Breazeale was more than prepared to not only face but beat Nagy in an impressive fashion. Fortunately, we have been in the gym sparring and working against a lot of different styles. His last two bouts were against southpaws so when Keith Barr accepted the challenge, we were more than ready and willing to face another south paw.”
Nevertheless, with Dominic Breazeale, there is always an upside to every situation and he’s excited that he will be fighting on a card that is stacked by heavyweight’s and it’s is more exposure for him as he is fighting in Florida.
“Regardless of who I am facing, I’m definitely excited to be a part of this event. It has been two months since my last bout and I am very thankful for this opportunity. I expect to give the fans what they want. Look out Florida, because here comes Trouble!”