Quit! Truth laid bare for Breeze.
But I'll admit to finding the grim footage of Breeze's beating at the hands of American mixed martial arts champ, Melvin Guillard, shocking, even nauseating.
Dan, once a honed, unbeaten middleweight tipped for titles, looked woefully out of condition, the hardened body replaced by a bar-room brawler's build.
During his licenced days, Breeze was accused of lacking dedication in training. His physique against Guillard did not suggest long, torturous hours in the gymnasium.
In front of a 3,000-strong crowd at Coventry's Skydome, he was dropped in the first and sent sprawling in the second.
Bloxwich's Breeze, still only 21, ended the fight on his knees, staring blankly out into the bleachers. I hope he was contemplating how a fighter who peeled off 10 straight wins with Birmingham's Eastside gym had come to this.
Sadly, I fear Dan will be back for another payday. I find that a desperately depressing scenario.
My words are said without malice.
Breeze is an immensely likeable, easy-going individual who has failed to heed the concerns aired by manager Jon Pegg and trainer Pete Hickenbottom after leaving the British Boxing Board of Control fold. The regulatory body will not welcome him back with open arms: Breeze has made his bed...
Sadly, shellacking this writer where with it''. prospect me And the popular Black Country boxer is doing nothing illegal. The depth of wraps covering both hands circumvents the statutory bare-knuckle ban.
Neither is he engaged in some seedy, unregulated, backstreet activity. The Coventry event was positively high profile, with those in attendance including Frank Bruno and Big Brother's Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace.
But I will not silently witness a career that once offered so much be so badly stained by the slide into oblivion.
I believe Breeze is partaking in a sport which carries far greater risk of physical and mental injury than BBBofC boxing. And he is participating in that sport without the conditioning provided by Eastside gym.
I fear Dan Breeze is an accident waiting to happen. For that reason I implore him to quit and walk into a life more ordinary.
Back in December, Breeze told me the defection to bare-knuckle boxing was driven by boredom and a need for cash.
the Guillard showed exactly Breeze is "going And the concerns deeply.
He replaced that steady, sensible career build-up with a beast like Guillard - and took a beating. Pegg chose his words economically. "I can't really comment on why he's doing this because I don't know where he's going with it," he said.
Sadly, the Guillard shellacking showed this writer exactly where Breeze is "going with it". And the prospect concerns me deeply.
? The dust has now settled on the Barclaycard Arena epic that was Ryan Kelly and Adam Harper's bid for the Midlands light-middleweight title.
It was the kind of encounter best watched through a curtain of fingers that enhanced the reputation of both victor and vanquished.
Yes, I was wrong. Harper's supreme fitness and sheer bloodyminded refusal to give ground saw him to a points win.
But, as predicted, it was far and away the best bout on the mega-bill. Sky Sports scored a serious own goal by not screening the thriller.
Harper is back in action on July 8 in his home town of Tewkesbury. Chelmsley Wood's Kelly will come back an even better fighter and grab championship belts. That is a certainty.
Harper's trainer, Malcolm Melvin, clearly savouring a good night's work, said: "It was a terrific fight and, I'll be honest, I didn't expect Kelly to be as good as he was. Both lads will push on. Both of their stocks rose after that. I congratulate both fighters.
Adam Harper "Adam Harper has got those all-important 3Ds in abundance - desire, discipline and dedication. He's got charisma. To me, he ticks all the boxes. To us, Sam Eggington (winner of the European welterweight title on the same show) is the blueprint. He's opened doors, he's a perfect example to follow. He's a great role model for all fighters coming through.
"When he turned pro, no-one expected him to be European champion. He has changed the blueprint for a lot of fighters."
There were harsh words from both camps in the build-up, but Melvin has been quick to praise the sportsmanship and good grace shown in defeat by Kelly's Eastside gym. He said: "I'm from Birmingham, I want to see good fighters in Birmingham doing well, regardless of what camp.
"We all know each other, in some cases we were in the same boxing gym together, but unfortunately your paths do cross and it can't always be a bed of roses. Both camps have shown mutual respect."
Victory gave Melvin his first major BBBofC title - and, more importantly, the last laugh over those who wrote off his fighter's chances.
"It was a vindication because of some people's snide comments," he admitted. "I've been in the game since I was 11, I'm 50 now. You get people with far less knowledge thinking they are far away above you. It's disappointing that people doubt you."
They certainly doubted Harper in droves. Melvin's belief remained steadfast, however.
"You know what?" he said. "Adam can box so much better than he did. In sparring, he was manhandling bigger, stronger fighters. Adam was bullying them in sparring - 12st lads with 16oz gloves. Every week in training, he'd come back stronger, he'd go to another gear."
That's not merely "trainer's hype". One sparring partner, who I will not name, rang me to say: "I don't think you realise how good this lad is, Mike."
I didn't listen. Harper's future, Melvin believes, is at welterweight (101/2st). "He had breakfast on the day of the weigh-in and still made 10st 12lbs," he pointed out. "Adam Harper at welterweight is going to take some beating."
Melvin hasn't dismissed a rematch, but I can't see it happening in the forseeable future. Harper has bigger fish to fry.
"In this game you never say never," added Melvin, "but the money would have to be right, the fight would have to be right. We want big fights."
Big fights? I can see none bigger than Harper, a man on the way up, against Frankie Gavin, a man looking to re-establish himself.
? You've got to admire fledgling pro Jordan Lynch's work ethic. There's a shrewd business brain above the Mere Green super-middle's broad shoulders.
Having already launched a dogwalking business, the 27-year-old has now unveiled his own fitness and boxing gym, Lion's Den.
The popular boxer, with one win under his belt, boxes at the Holte Suite, Villa Park, on June 24, with the ultimate aim to melt down to middleweight.
"I'm looking for three fights this year," he said, "then challenge for a Midland title next year."
? Thunderous-punching Jamie Cox bids for another major title on Saturday's Bramall Lane, Sheffield, super show topped by home-town hero Kell Brook.
The super-middle, based at John Costello's Butchers' Shop gym, faces Lewis Taylor for the WBA intercontinental strap.
And even bigger things beckon. Unbeaten Cox (20-0), who has signed a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom, is set to meet Rocky Fielding for the British 12st crown.
"My profile will go through the roof with Matchroom and it's really exciting," he said. "The world of boxing has all eyes on the UK right now. We've just put on the biggest show in the world at Wembley Stadium and that was down to Eddie. The future is very exciting and I've got the platform to be part of something very big."
Cox and Taylor (19-3-1) clash on a huge night of boxing as Brook defends his IBF strap against highlyrated American mandatory challenger Errol Spence.
George Groves faces Fedor Chudinov for the vacant WBA world super-middleweight title and Dave Allen clashes with Lenroy Thomas for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight belt.
RINGSIDE TIP: Cox in six.