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Dominic Breazeale targeting showdown with Dillian Whyte

Breazeale says he wants a fight against Whyte, but would Whyte be interested?

Deontay Wilder v Dominic Breazeale - Weigh-in Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Heavyweight contender Dominic Breazeale (20-2, 18 KOs) may be coming off a devastating first round knockout loss to Deontay Wilder just about a full year ago, but he’s looking to get right back into the mix to make another run at a world title.

Breazeale had been targeting a May return before the coronavirus pandemic put everything on ice, and with those plans currently on hold the fighter names some guys that are currently on his shortlist to fight. Those named individuals would be Andy Ruiz, Joseph Parker, and Dillian Whyte — whom he seems to want most of all.

Via Sky Sports:

“He’s going to bring it for a little bit, I’m going to bring it for a bit. In the end, the fans are going to be very pleased with what they get out of a fight between myself and Dillian Whyte.

”He’s a knockout artist, he loves to throw leather with bad intentions and I like to do the same. I think I have the upper hand on him as far as strength and athletic ability, of course with size. In the end, I think I come out with the knockout win for sure.”

Breazeale would go on to say that he’s studied Whyte and has noticed that he has difficulties making adjustments with fighters who can both box and bang, but for now Breazleaze is going to have wait this one out as Whyte is lined up for a bout against Alexander Povetkin, currently slated for July 4 at Manchester Arena. Aside from that Whyte has made it known that he’s hotly pursuing his shot at the WBC world title, which he will obviously prioritize over a potential fight with Breazeale if he can manage it.

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