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Eddie Hearn pursuing Dillian Whyte vs. Dominic Breazeale

Breazeale was originally booked to face Bermane Stiverne before Stiverne got called up to rematch Deontay Wilder.

Boxing at Manchester Arena Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Luis Ortiz’s shenanigans meant that Dominic Breazeale lost his dance partner for November 4th. Luckily for him, Eddie Hearn presented him with an alternative: a fight with Dillian Whyte on the October 28th undercard of Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev. Breazeale says he’s down and Hearn claims that “negotiations are already underway.”

Breazeale (18-1, 16 KO) has not fought since his terrific brawl against Izu Ugonoh in February, a fight that saw both men hit the canvas and absorb massive damage before Breazeale sent Ugonoh through the ropes.

Whyte (21-1, 16 KO) scored the biggest win of his professional career last December in a back-and-forth slugfest against Dereck Chisora, then followed that up in August with an easy thrashing of Malcolm Tann.

Both men own seventh-round stoppage losses to Joshua.

This should be a fun fight if it comes together. Both have power and aggression while lacking any real defense. Neither of their ceilings even kiss the sky, but there’s always a place on the airwaves and in our hearts for big, tough bastards who come to slug.

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