Saturday, December 22, 2018

Breazeale Ko's Negron In 9th!

Barclays Center, Brooklyn - In the opening bout of the Fox telecast out Barclays Center, Brooklyn, top heavyweight contender Dominic "Trouble" Breazeale (20-1, 18 KOs) delivered a 1 punch KO victory over Carlos Negron (20-2, 16 KOs) in the ninth-round of their heavyweight showdown.

 In the early rounds, Negron was able to score with a lead left hook and to the body as Breazeale's pace was quite slow. Breazeale caught Negron with a powerful right at the end of the 4th round.

 In the middle of round 9, Breazeale had Negron in the corner and hit him with a overhead right that send Negron against the ropes. Referee Arthur Mercante stopped the bout at 1:37 into the 9th round.

Breazeale is the mandatory challenger for heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and had a message for the champion, who was seated ringside.

 "I'm next in line for Deontay Wilder and I'm coming for him," said Breazeale. "I've been waiting for him and I did what I had to do tonight. I'm ready for him now. "I know Wilder is here in the crowd. He came to watch. He knows I'm next. He better be holding on to that belt really tightly, because I'm coming. 'Trouble' is already here."

 Also had the following to say:

"I knew the big shot was coming, it was just a matter of time," said Breazeale. "I was setting up that right hand all night. Since the third round I noticed he dropped his left hand when he took a step to the left, and that's what I got him with."

 "It's been a long stretch since I've been in the ring," said Breazeale. "I definitely worked off some ring rust, worked some great combinations and body shots, and finally got the knockout."

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