Dominic Breazeale/Photo courtesy of TGB Promotions
Heavyweight prospect Dominic Breazeale wanted to display his wares in front of a lot of people. He got his wish Saturday, and the endeavor was a success.
Breazeale figured to be in his toughest fight since turning pro in 2012 when he squared off with Yasmany Consuegra of Cuba in the semi-main event underneath the Robert Guerrero-Aron Martinez main event at StubHub Center. Consuegra dominated the first round and most of the second before being decked very late in the second with a shot to the top of the head.
Breazeale floored Consuegra two more times in the third with clubbing punches to the head. Breazeale yelled at Consuegra to, “Get up, get up.” Consuegra (17-1) did, but referee Wayne Hedgepeth waved off the bout at 1:49, Breazeale getting credit for a third-round TKO.
Breazeale (15-0, 14 KOs) is a 2012 U.S. Olympian out of Alhambra.
“I knew I had the opportunity with millions of people watching on NBC to make a statement, and I believe I made a statement,” said Breazeale, 29. “I knew he was very badly hurt at the end of the second round and I was surprised he came out for the third.”
Breazeale was asked why he was yelling at Consuegra to “get up.”
“Wasn’t done with him,” he said. “Just barely got started. I wanted to ice him.”
Guerrero (33-3-1) won a 10-round split-decision over Martinez (19-4-1).