Legacy Arena, Birmingham, United States
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Who won Breazeale vs Ugonoh?
Dominic Breazeale beat Izuagbe Ugonoh by knockout in the 5th round on Saturday 25th February 2017 at Legacy Arena in Birmingham.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Breazeale vs Ugonoh stats
Back in February 2017, Dominic Breazeale stepped into the ring with a record of 17 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Izuagbe Ugonoh made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 17 wins and 0 draws, with 14 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Breazeale had a slight advantage in power over Ugonoh, with a 88% knock out percentage over Ugonoh's 82%.
Dominic Breazeale was the older man by 1 year, at 31 years old.
Breazeale had a height advantage of 2 inches over Ugonoh. Despite this, Ugonoh had 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Dominic Breazeale & Izuagbe Ugonoh fought out of an orthodox stance.
Breazeale was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 1 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 2 year later than Ugonoh, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 41 more professional rounds, 99 to Ugonoh's 58.
Dominic Breazeale went into the fight ranked number 11 by the WBC at heavyweight.
Izuagbe Ugonoh was ranked number 10 by the WBO and 9 by the IBF in the 201lb division.
Breazeale vs Ugonoh form
Breazeale had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Anthony Joshua on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Amir Mansour on 23rd January 2016 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Fred Kassi on 26th September 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Legacy Arena, Birmingham.
Before that, he had won against Yasmany Consuegra on 6th June 2015 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at StubHub Center, Carson.
He had beat Victor Bisbal on 7th March 2015 by technical knockout in the 4th round at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
Izuagbe Ugonoh had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Gregory Tony on 1st October 2016 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau City, New Zealand.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ricardo Humberto Ramirez on 21st July 2016 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Horncastle Arena, Christchurch.
Going into that contest, he had won against Vicente Sandez on 5th December 2015 by knockout in the 1st round at Claudelands Arena, Hamilton.
Before that, he had defeated Ibrahim Labaran on 15th October 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round at The Trusts Arena, Auckland.
He had beat Will Quarrie on 1st August 2015 by knockout in the 2nd round at Stadium Southland, Invercargill.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Izuagbe Ugonoh had been fighting more than Dominic Breazeale.
Going to this contest, Dominic Breazeale had last fought 8 months ago, while Izuagbe Ugonoh's last outing had been 4 months and 24 days ago.
Breazeale's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 11 months and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 29 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.8 rounds on average.
Ugonoh's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 6 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 3 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
What time did Breazeale vs Ugonoh start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM EST / 8:00 PM PST at Legacy Arena, Birmingham, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Breazeale vs Ugonoh?
Dominic Breazeale was a 47/25 (+190) underdog going into the contest, while Izuagbe Ugonoh made his way into the ring at 2/5 (-250) with oddsmakers.