Breazeale talks Mansour bout, predicts Wilder, Martin title victories
2012 U.S. Olympian and undefeated heavyweight Dominic “Trouble” Breazeale is nearing a world title shot and took time recently to discuss his upcoming showdown with Amir “Hardcore” Mansour and weigh-in on the heavyweight action this weekend before he enters the ring Saturday, January 23 from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on FOX and FOX Deportes is headlined by the welterweight world championship showdown between Danny “Swift” Garcia and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and features a welterweight scrap that pits undefeated rising star Sammy “The Sergeant” Vasquez against Los Angeles’ Aron Martinez. Televised bouts begin at 4 p.m. PT inside the arena.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by TGB Promotions in association with Swift Promotions, are priced at $300, $200, $100, $50 and $25, not including applicable fees and service charges, and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at AXS.com or by phone at 888-929-7849or at STAPLES Center.
Breazeale has been training at The Rock gym in Carson, California with Manny Robles. Here is what Breazeale had to say about Mansour, training camp, the heavyweight division and more:
“It wasn’t hard to refocus after the Charles Martin fight fell out. I took a couple of days off and then I was right back in the gym on Monday.
“I have no worries about fighting a southpaw. I’ve had plenty of time to get comfortable with the game plan against a southpaw.
“I just did a week of sparring in San Francisco with LeRon Mitchell. It was well worth it. He’s a southpaw, same build as Mansour. It was ideal.
“I’ve seen a couple of Mansour’s fights, especially the Gerald Washington fight, and I know he wants to get inside. I need him to respect my distance and range. Washington was tall like me so it’s a good fight to study.
“My time playing quarterback in college has helped me out a great deal. The footwork is very similar. Throwing footballs and throwing punches isn’t so different.
“I’d like Charles Martin to defeat Vyacheslav Glazkov and then hopefully I can fight him. Glazkov was an Olympian and has a great deal of experience. I believe if Glazkov wins it will be in impressive fashion. I’m not sure Martin has enough talent to be in the ring with Glazkov.
“Deontay Wilder is very good with his range. I’m a believer in him and I don’t think Artur Szpilka will be able to get inside. I’m picking Deontay.
“My fight will be action packed for sure. I’ve got the ability to knockout Mansour and I’m looking for a knockout in the middle rounds. It will definitely be very action packed.”