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PBC on FOX results: Dominic Breazeale knocks out Carlos Negron

Dominic Breazeale is looking for his WBC title shot going into 2019.

Premier Boxing Champions - Dominic Breazeale v Carlos Negron Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images
Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

American heavyweight contender Dominic Breazeale ended 13 months of inactivity with a highlight reel knockout of Carlos Negron tonight in Brooklyn, stopping his Puerto Rican opponent at 1:37 of the ninth round.

Negron (20-2, 16 KO) and Breazeale (20-1, 18 KO) went about even in the early rounds, with both shaking off some ring rust (Negron hadn’t fought in 18 months). But as the fight went on, Breazeale pressed a bit more and Negron seemed to gas a bit, giving the heavy-handed Breazeale some better openings.

He’d already hurt Negron earlier in the bout, and had landed some good body shots, too, but it was a somewhat looping right hand that connected to the side of Negron’s head in the ninth and ended the fight instantly.

Breazeale and Wilder, who was in the crowd, traded some words after the bout, and Breazele’s post-fight interview addressed his mandatory challenger status with the WBC, too.

“I know Wilder’s here in the crowd, he knows I’m next,” Breazeale said after the fight. “He better be holding onto that baby real tight, ‘cause I’m coming. ‘Trouble’ is already here.”

Here’s the KO shot:

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