Heavyweight prospect Dominic Breazeale picked up another win tonight on Showtime Extreme, landing 68 of 106 (64%) of his power shots against Devin Vargas in an undercard scrap on tonight's Guerrero-Kamegai card at the StubHub Center. Breazeale stopped Vargas in the third round of a scheduled 10-round bout.
Breazeale (11-0, 10 KO) dropped Vargas (18-4, 7 KO) in round two, a shot that Vargas complained was to the back of the head. Referee Thomas Taylor was having none of the complaints however, telling Vargas that it was his own fault, to keep his head up, and that the blow was legal.
Vargas tried to do what he could, as the fairly out of shape club fighter (who took the fight on three weeks' notice) threw left hook bombs at Breazeale, landing a few. The problem was that he didn't have the power or size to bother the nearly 6'8" prospect, who walked through them, kept landing his own shots, and attacked the body confidently to set up his shots to the head.
In the end, it wound up another mismatch win for Breazeale, who at 28 is moving along at a nice clip early in his pro career, staying active and making some improvements along the way. Heavyweight prospects are the most difficult in the sport to project, because one bad matchup can seemingly change everything -- e.g. David Price -- but so far, so good for the former University of Northern Colorado quarterback.
Our live coverage continues here, with Chad Dawson up shortly after George Blades on SHO Extreme.