Two-time heavyweight title challenger Dominic Breazeale says that he wants to capture the attention of the boxing world by doing what Tyson Fury couldn’t – knocking out Otto Wallin.
Breazeale is set to enter the ring for the first time since his first round KO loss to Deontay Wilder back in 2019, as he bids to get on course for a third crack at the heavyweight throne.
The towering American insists that he has the power to become the first man to halt Sweden’s Wallin, who went the distance with Tyson Fury in Las Vegas in September 2019.
Breazeale’s ultimate goal remains to secure a rematch with unified champion Anthony Joshua, and the 35-year-old says fans can expect fireworks when he meets Wallin on February 13.
“It’s definitely going to be a great showdown,” Breazeale told Sky Sports. “I’m a big puncher, from what I’ve been told he’s a durable character, so I’m going to test the waters early and see what’s he got.
“He’s [Wallin] got a lot of vulnerabilities. There’s a lot of things he does which are unorthodox for a southpaw. A lot of things that I plan on capitalising on, come fight night.
“I can’t guarantee what round, but it’s definitely going to be a knockout, for sure. I’ve got a lot of power in both hands, and in this situation, I get to use my right hand a lot more than I use in the past.
“I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be an aggressive win for myself and in impressive knockout fashion. Being a Prizefighter challenging for titles, any time a belt changes hands or is released, it always gives me a lot of opportunities for sure.
“You can expect the big, bad Dominic to be back. They gave me the name ‘Trouble’, it came with a great definition. I’m coming to bring some fireworks, some bombs. I don’t plan on boxing my way to victory, or playing it safe. I never have, I never will.
“I look forward to getting my rematch against AJ, and that’s why I’m working so hard. But as of right now, it’s one step at a time, and my thoughts are on Otto Wallin.”