Dominic Breazeale stops Izuagbe Ugonoh in Round 5 of a thriller
Dominic Breazeale stopped Izuagbe Ugonoh in Round 5 of a wild heavyweight fight on the Deontay Wilder-Gerald Washington card Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama.
Breazeale, coming off a knockout loss to Anthony Joshua, put the Pole down in an epic third round but hit the canvas himself in the fourth, as a high punch output seemed to take a toll on both fighters. It seemed by then that one of the fighters wouldn’t survive.
That turned out to be Ugonoh. Breazeale put the former kickboxer down with two hard rights. Ugonoh was able to stand but was hurt. Moments later, Breazle (18-1, 16 knockouts) sent Ugonoh (17-1, 14 KOs) back to the canvas with a flurry of punches and referee Jeff Dodson stopped the fight.
The official time: 50 seconds into the fifth.