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.