Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Izu Ugonoh: I Have To Be at My Best To Beat Dominic Breazeale

By Ryan Burton

Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Izuagbe "Izu" Ugonoh will face his best opponent to date when he takes on former title challenger Dominic Breazeale (17-1) this Saturday night in Birmingham, Alabama. 

The fight is part of a Fox televised triple header that is headlined by WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder's title defense against Gerald Washington.

The 30-year-old Ugonoh was born in Szczecin, Poland, to Nigerian parents and has a 17-0 record with 14 knockouts. He is a former Polish kickboxing champion and starred on the Polish version of Dancing with the Stars. He took up boxing in 2010.

breazeale-ugonoh
 
Ugonoh has a master's degree from the Jedrzej Sniadecki School of Physical Education and Sports in Gdansk, Poland with a focus on becoming an elite, all-around fighter and has trained in kickboxing, boxing and martial arts.

"I'm feeling really good. Training has gone great. I am pushing myself to the limit. I trust the process and I am confident it is going to be a great fight," said Ugonoh.

Izu may be unbeaten but he is not underestimating Breazeale, who was stopped by IBF heavyweight weight champion Anthony Joshua last year in the United Kingdom. He knows he has to be at his best to come out with the victory.

"He is a good fighter. He has fought for a world title. I have been watching for a while now and I know he's a good fighter. That's why I wanted to take the fight. He's a big strong guy and I have to be at my best and follow my game plan to beat him," Ugonoh told BoxingScene.com.

Send questions or comments to [email protected]. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BoxAztinca on 02-23-2017

This goes 1, maybe 2 rounds. Brazaele is a bum

Comment by Heromaker on 02-22-2017

I'm looking forward to this fight

Comment by mlac on 02-22-2017

Izu is going to hit bumzeale so hard, he will turn into a crackhead like charles martin :lol1:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Josh Kelly: Usyk Not Ready For Joshua, Can He Take The Power? Seniesa Estrada Wins Big; Tom Schwarz and Krasniqi Win Too Jarrell Miller Blasts Out Bogdan Dinu in Four Rounds Jarrell Miller vs. Bogdan Dinu - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Claressa Shields Dominates Hannah Rankin, Wins Decision Claressa Shields vs. Hannah Rankin - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Brandon Rios Breaks Down, Stops Ramon Alvarez in Ninth Brandon Rios vs. Ramon Alvarez - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias Fight To a Twelve Round Split Draw Gabe Rosado vs. Luis Arias - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Miller-Dinu Undercard Results From Mulvane, Kansas Kerman Lejarraga Knocks Frankie Gavin Out in Fourth Round Harley Benn Gets Win, Moves To 5-0 In Brentwood Michael Dutchover Takes Out Ruben Tamayo in Three Rounds Liam Taylor Beats Tyrone Nurse, Moves Closer To British Title Cornflake Beats Arnaoutis, Driven To Be 'World-Class-Level Fighter' Luis Coria Faces Stiff Test in Thomas Valdez in Arizona Jarrell Miller: Deontay Wilder Might Knock Tyson Fury's Head Off! Spence, Crawford Trade Heated Words - Agree on $1 Million Bet Chordale Booker Ready To Show He's 'The Gift' in North Carolina Kerman Lejarraga Will Become a Huge Attraction, Says DiBella Promoter: Dinu's A Top-10 Heavyweight; Toughest Fight For Miller Omar Figueroa Craves Errol Spence Rematch in The Future Jarrell Miller: I'll Impose Will On Dinu & Get Him Out Of There Photos: Maurice Hooker Breaks Down, Stops Alex Saucedo Lennox Lewis: Wilder-Fury Will NOT Look Like Klitschko-Fury Daily Bread Mailbag: Spence-Garcia, Mayweather, Usyk, More Photos: Kavaliauskas in Line For Crawford After Arriaza KO Win Frank Warren Discusses a Big December For British Boxing Chael Sonnen Cautions of Mayweather-Nasukawa Double Cross Arum: We're Going To Look Very Closely at Crawford-Kavaliauskas Whyte Warns: Joshua Will Get a "Whooping" When Time Comes Kavaliauskas: I'm Ready To Fight Terence Crawford Next! Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Meet Face To Face in Oklahoma Maurice Hooker Gets Off The Floor To Batter, Stop Alex Saucedo Maurice Hooker vs. Alex Saucedo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jaron Ennis Blasts Out Ray Serrano in Two Rounds Kavaliauskas Knocks Out Arriaza In Third; Wants Crawford Next Sam Teah Hurts Kenneth Sims, Decisions Him Over Eight Andrew Moloney vs. Cris Paulino on December 14 in Perth
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement