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What was Broner meant to do when Burns was ducking him? Get another fighter before May. As much as I am not excited about this bout can’t blame Broner. He is staying busy though. Good for him. Let Ricky hide in England he was gonna get beat anyway.

Posted December 31, 2012 3:18 am 


Gamboa’s chin is open like 7-11…For those that don’t know what that IS its a neighborhood store that never closes. Broner can’t wait to go to Lunch.

Posted December 31, 2012 3:05 am 


OH LOOK Fight Aficionado has found another Ultimate LOSER to support. Gamboa can’t beat Broner. His time came and went. He stayed on the shelf during his grace period and now its too LATE. Broner has now transformed from tadpole to Full Grown SHARK. And he will eat Gamboa UP.

Posted December 31, 2012 3:01 am 


Fight Aficionado-Go take a READING class. I didnt give any excuses. I told you what Gamboa’s Excuse was. And IF he ever faces Broner he will need another Excuse after his LOSS.

Posted December 31, 2012 2:56 am 


srminimo theres a world of difference between Rees and Burns about the only thing thats closest between them is their chins ….

Posted December 30, 2012 11:00 pm 

Fight Aficionado

“Broner would knock out Gamboa, Its funny how the usual suspects hate on certain fighters.” – Says you. I say Gamboa KOs Broner. If by usual suspects you’re referring to me you’re right: I hate on overpaid cherrypickers who duck the best comp available.

Posted December 30, 2012 2:35 pm 


Your telling me GBP/Warren couldn’t earn a million $ from this fight from TV, Gate and Merch?

Posted December 30, 2012 12:34 pm 


why shouldnt burns ask for a million! a unification fight and by far the biggest fight he will ever have

Posted December 30, 2012 9:11 am 


Demarcos was number 1 not burns

Posted December 30, 2012 1:39 am 


I can’t see either Rees or Burns doing well against Bronner. They’ll both get hit and neither has a big enough punch. Of the two Burns is better suited because he’s bigger and faster than Ress, and has better D, but Bronner just seems to be at another level.

Posted December 29, 2012 11:53 pm 


Broner to me needs to move up to 147 were there is stiffer comp, At 140 there is no one who will test him…

Posted December 29, 2012 11:28 pm 

B Red

Broner would knock out Gamboa, Its funny how the usual suspects hate on certain fighters.

Posted December 29, 2012 10:23 pm 


Broner is the Zab Judah of this decade, looses to all the better fighters. Watch what happens when he gets pressured and tagged good !!

Posted December 29, 2012 9:44 pm 


This should have been Burns versus Broner, which would have been a good matchup. Burns was number one in the lightweight division until Broner moved into it. Now Broner and Burns need to fight to decide who numero uno is. I like Rees, but he will not be competitive against Broner, Broner is shaping up to be an elite fighter, like the Andre Wards and Floyd Mayweaqthers of the world.

Posted December 29, 2012 9:26 pm 


Rees is supposedly taller, but that guy can’t be more than 5’3. I admit, for such a tiny guy, he’s done a lot, but it is a joke to say he’s more than speed bump in Broner’s way.

Posted December 29, 2012 8:08 pm 


Neither Broner nor Burns have proved much so far. so to say one is ducking the other is nonsense. It’s a big fight, so don’t blame the fighters, look to the management/promoters. Both want to secure a decent purse for the loser. No different today than it was 50 years ago. Burns looks much better at 135lbs, so does Broner.
Let’s see what happens.

Posted December 29, 2012 7:49 pm 

The Kingslayer

Harry – Frank engaged Golden Boy in talks for the fight and passed the offer on to Ricky, it was Ricky was came back and asked for over $1 mill.

Posted December 29, 2012 7:35 pm 

The Kingslayer

For those who think Ricky isn’t ducking Broner please explain these two actions. 1. Broner becomes Ricky’s 130lb mandatory, so what does Ricky do he moves up to Lightweight. 2 Golden Boy approach Burns to fight Broner in Feb, what does Ricky do he asks them for over $1 million. On what basis does Burns deserve a fee like that ? that’s easily half of the HBO budget right there.

Posted December 29, 2012 7:33 pm 


Devon Alexander lost to Kotelnik too :-p

Posted December 29, 2012 6:10 pm 


I am British, but I have to say that Rees has NOOOOOOOO POWER whatsoever. He is only 5’3 or something like that. He is going to get annihilated, I hope he doesn’t get hurt too badly and gets a decent payday.

Posted December 29, 2012 3:03 pm 

The Fighter

Good Fight but you always feel that these fights are over hyped to sell. Its your basic former champ fighting the new breed…young, energetic, nearly unstoppable. Most of the time it ends in favor of the ladder. A good name fight but as far as skill level no comparison “The Problem” all the way.

Posted December 29, 2012 2:20 pm 


Who is wrote this story- is this Rees’s mom.. “Little Gavin was always a sweet and lovable lad.” He notes that the gentleman has a “rock” chin, is an “exciting fighter”. At this point no one has every even heard of him outside of those on that island over there across the pond- I you tubed some of his fights– He will get knock out inside of 4-5 rounds..

Posted December 29, 2012 2:14 pm 


This is a mismatch!!!

Posted December 29, 2012 2:14 pm 


i think half the comments on here about Rees are rom people who have never watched him fight – definitely worth £100 on Rees he has the speed to cause problems for broner. im actually suprised golden boy picked him as an opponent as Rees is much better than demarco

Posted December 29, 2012 1:58 pm 


A little welsh lamb to the slaughter.

Posted December 29, 2012 12:53 pm 

Blue Blood

Pan, what are you talking about, Burns is no paper champ, he’s a good champion who has fought some tough opponents, clev onm the other hand ..

Posted December 29, 2012 12:23 pm 


they’re both 5 foot 7

Posted December 29, 2012 11:19 am 


Your definition of closely is wrong then!!! Gavin Rees may not be as well known as Ricky Hatton but he’s the European lightweight champion and held the WBA 140 pound title for a short time – a boxing fan should have at least heard his name.

Posted December 29, 2012 11:13 am 


@Aaron, not too closely then. Rees held the WBA light welter. He isn’t great, but isn’t too bad either. I expect him to test, but eventually succumb to the better boxing skills of Broner.

Posted December 29, 2012 10:48 am 


This fight should only be on HBO or Showtime. A pay per view would be crazy. The only way Broner is getting on pay per view in the near future is if he does fight on the Mayweather undercard.

Posted December 29, 2012 10:31 am 


Can “The Rock” stop “The Problem” when he is nowhere near him talent wise??

Posted December 29, 2012 10:20 am 


I am Scottish too and I think thats bo**ocks buddy, Burns has not been approached to fight Broner, when has Ricky ever ducked anyone? and why would he start now? hes the kind of fighter who actually wants to fight the best its not him that decides who he fights you should know that.

Posted December 29, 2012 7:31 am 

The Kingslayer

No but Rees is a legit opponent for Broner, the problem is he’s just on another level. I am Scottish and I admit that Ricky Burns is ducking Broner, Ricky has let me down.

Posted December 29, 2012 6:01 am 


Very surprising Broner took this fight. I follow boxing fairly closely and have never heard of Rees. Seems like it doesn’t really build up his name, but then again he’s only 23 so he has a long time to build up his rep and record. Also, I thought Mayweather wanted to put Broner on the May 4th undercard. Three months is a pretty short break. I guess Broner thinks this will be a walk. Probably will get a TKO win, but I bet he takes some damage (Broner has hardly taken a punch yet) along the way.

Posted December 29, 2012 4:57 am 

Mike J

Broner is an extremely fast learner, and despite is amazing talent, he still listens to his corner and gets better with every fight. He learned alot from his win over Ponce De Leon and he will carry that into his fight with Rees. I wouldnt be surprised if Broner stopped him late.

Posted December 29, 2012 3:15 am 


Boxtra, you give me a Broner!

Posted December 28, 2012 11:01 pm 


Fighters that walk forward, throwing shots with speed, good at the weight are the only fighters out there that will give Broner problems.Broner looks uncomfortable on the back foot and anything decent above 135lbs is gonna give him problems.I think Burns walks into the ring favorite. Rios at 140 wins for me as well.

Posted December 28, 2012 11:00 pm 

Oscar De Ballerina

mismatch Ree’s will get tooled

Posted December 28, 2012 10:14 pm 


I bet fish eye Fwank is breathing a sigh of relief, one of his paper champs lives to fight another day.

As bad as Burnsys resume is, it’s still not as bad as Clevs. Now that really is a lauaghable bunch of opponents.

Posted December 28, 2012 10:01 pm 


He wears pink shorts and gloves as well,he is obviously comfortable with who he is

Posted December 28, 2012 7:47 pm 


He will probably get knocked out, doing that stupid shoulder roll, Gavin Rees from the valleys.

Posted December 28, 2012 7:17 pm 


Broner needs to get it sorted, picking on Oompa Loompas

Posted December 28, 2012 7:04 pm 


I only go out on a limb when needed. Thats why I remain GREAT. Whoever goes out on a limb here will be taking the LOSER.

Posted December 28, 2012 6:58 pm 


“fazed” not “phased”

Posted December 28, 2012 6:20 pm 


Broner is the best thing since the common Tortilla… let’s face it, he has it all.. defense, speed, talent, decent height and is good for boxing. I don’t see anybody giving him trouble until he faces the big boys.. (ie-Brandon Rios, Gamboa, etc.) He’s pathetically walking thru most fighters and needs to get in with the BIG DaWgs.. just sayin’

Posted December 28, 2012 6:09 pm 

cmon boxtra

Real tough pick Boxtra, really going out on a limb on this one eh?

Posted December 28, 2012 6:04 pm 


Broner vs burns not Rees. Total mismAtch for mr brush

Posted December 28, 2012 5:32 pm 


somebody better tell broner he is gonna end up with a broken jaw if he keeps fighting with his mouth open just ask vicious victor

Posted December 28, 2012 5:26 pm 


Not a fight I’m looking for… I’d like to see Broner vs Gamboa, Rios, Garcia, or Matthysse.

Posted December 28, 2012 5:05 pm 

terror tim

No not a great fight but it is never a bad idea to fight a guy from England. They have great fight fans and if you put on a show you might win some over as well.

Posted December 28, 2012 4:48 pm 


“Harry and Paul Dragons Den the Kitten Stomper”

That was funny, not the kitten stomper, they did well there with the comedy

Posted December 28, 2012 4:44 pm 


Mismatch and I’m a Gavin Rees fan

Posted December 28, 2012 4:39 pm 


likeiseeit has the beat …..

Posted December 28, 2012 4:32 pm 

Led Zeppelin

Stairway to heaven $59.95 it makes you wonder.

Posted December 28, 2012 4:24 pm 


They will get tar and feathered if they didn’t and hung drawn and quartered, like Mel Gibson.

Posted December 28, 2012 4:08 pm 

short right hook

Rees is a domestic level fighter nothing more no way this garbage be ppv

Posted December 28, 2012 4:07 pm 


Rees is a wildcard, could struggle or give Broner a serious fight. Everyone’s raving about the DeMarco fight but Valero had been there before.

Posted December 28, 2012 4:04 pm 


big fight for rees this one. I think he can put a lot of pressure on Broner and upset his rhythm. Don’t discount Rees here, he is deceptively quick, has good power and even though he is short has a great jab. This will be a tough fight for Broner in my opinion, will never have fought anyone like rees before

Posted December 28, 2012 4:01 pm 


Sky from the UK, they respect the punters.

Posted December 28, 2012 4:01 pm 


Where is the next 1.5 million $59.95 a pop coming from, pay it plebs, we do not respect you.

Posted December 28, 2012 3:53 pm 


Adrien “hype job HBO” Broner

Posted December 28, 2012 3:50 pm 

Boxing Barlow

And I would have had a big bet on Murray stopping Rees if the pair had of fought.

Posted December 28, 2012 3:48 pm 


Adrien “twisted firestarter with a comb” Broner

Posted December 28, 2012 3:45 pm 

Boxing Barlow

Has he really? Or has he just not fought anyone of Kotelniks level since getting battered in that fight. And lets face it although you could argue Kotelnik was a world level fighter he was way down the rankings.

Posted December 28, 2012 3:45 pm 

Boxing Barlow

nope he is

Posted December 28, 2012 3:41 pm 


These kind of fights are killing the sport.

Posted December 28, 2012 3:40 pm 


What name then, get him going, I dont know,

Posted December 28, 2012 3:38 pm 


Adrien Broner needs a name, Adrien “twisted firestarter” Broner

Posted December 28, 2012 3:36 pm 


Broner is the new Floyd Mayweather. Talanted, super slick boxer and cherry picks like crazy. This fight is ridiculous! Does the “Welsh warrior” even fight these days? He might be a stepping stone i GB but come on. This is what’s killing the sport. Ridiculous match-ups like this. Put him in there with a solid guy. No p4p top 100 would even consider fighting Gavin Rees.

Posted December 28, 2012 3:31 pm 


should be a good fight Rees unbeaten at lightweight.

Posted December 28, 2012 3:28 pm 


headbutt power and loads of it, look what he did to Derry Mathews.

Posted December 28, 2012 3:27 pm 


Neil- to me Reece doesn’t seem to have any power at all. When did you see him with power?

Posted December 28, 2012 3:22 pm 


Broner really doesn’t have competition at 135. Abril might stump Broner for a few rounds but his lack of power will show by the mid rounds. Rees has almost no chance. There is no point to this fight at all. At best this is a stay-busy fight for Broner, but, unfortunately, there’s nothing left for him to do at 135. He’s going to have to move to 140 and challenge guys his size.

Posted December 28, 2012 3:10 pm 


Rees is a tough little bastard…but if Broner is all he is suppose to be which I think he is then I cant see Rees doing that much here.

Posted December 28, 2012 3:05 pm 


Floyd Mayweather is in prison again, he has had his tonsils, his apendix and all his teeth taken out, the governor is thinking he is trying to escape, bit by bit.

Posted December 28, 2012 3:01 pm 


Agreed, Rees is a low risk for Broner and a foot shorter.

Posted December 28, 2012 2:41 pm 


Rees unbeaten at lightweight it should be a great fight.

Posted December 28, 2012 2:34 pm 


Rees DOES have power and will put on the pressure. He could prove to be Broner’s toughest opponent, Rees has improved massively since he fought Kotelnik

Posted December 28, 2012 2:29 pm 

Broney M

One time ago in Bethlehem, so the Holy bible said, hark now here

Posted December 28, 2012 2:24 pm 


Not really sure why Broner took this fight. Rees is a relatively high risk opponent that gives the American very little reward. Is it to raise his profile in Britain ready for the Burns clash? that’s the only reason I can think of.

Posted December 28, 2012 2:20 pm 


Rees is talented fighter. If he’s on top of his game he’s a handful for anyone, even Broner. Broner has to be considered the favourite, sure, but looking forward to this one, it’ll make for an interesting :)

Posted December 28, 2012 2:15 pm 


OH YEAH Broner by stoppage

Posted December 28, 2012 1:28 pm 


Please follow Boxing a little closer. Gamboa SAID that he wants to get a title first SO that it will be CHAMP vs CHAMP which makes the Fight BIGGER. SO Broner was ready and Gamboa wasn’t.

Posted December 28, 2012 1:25 pm 

Fight Aficionado

Analyze it all you want Slater, bottom line Broner’s facing a dwarf with no punch who got KOed the one time he fought above the domestic British level. Rees is getting put to sleep. So much for Broner calling out Gamboa on Twitter. All talk no walk.

Posted December 28, 2012 1:14 pm 


Nothing there

Posted December 28, 2012 1:13 pm 


Broner wants to go $59.95 PPV,

Posted December 28, 2012 1:11 pm 


Steven spielburg got that scene from the Italian job, the coach, the wheels, he won’t admit it.

Posted December 28, 2012 12:59 pm 


Steven spielberg got that scene from the Italian job, the coach, the wheels, he won’t admit it.

Posted December 28, 2012 12:57 pm 


dumping the mini coopers the italian job

Posted December 28, 2012 12:44 pm 


Yeah, that aside. Khan’s working with a convicted drug cheat. Changes nothing in Conte.

Posted December 28, 2012 12:41 pm 


HHLondon, you do not like Amir Khan, so shup up tool,, just saying

Posted December 28, 2012 12:31 pm 


Broner is no good then, why is he fighting Rees the midget, think about it.

Posted December 28, 2012 12:22 pm 


Rees has got a good head, nut him, like Yosser, has Broner got a good dentist.

Posted December 28, 2012 12:10 pm 


Wondering why there has been silence from all the writers regarding Amir Khan’s admissions that he is now in bed with Victor Conte.

Posted December 28, 2012 12:10 pm 


Rees has no reach and no power. Easy night for Broner who will pick Rees off at will.

Posted December 28, 2012 12:06 pm 


Boxing Barlow “Rees is seriously out his depth” was that a joke

Posted December 28, 2012 11:34 am 


What happen to Richard Abril. He is the man for the fight or let him fight Ricky Burns next then if he can’t get Broner to fight him. Broner vs Rees and Burns vs R. Abril. Abril is Worthy to fight anyone at this weight class, he’s tough and can fight, a great warrior hand down. Abril vs Burns or Abril vs Rios 2 need to happen. Richard Abril deserve a title shot against Burns, Vazquez ,Broner and Rios 2. make it happen.

Posted December 28, 2012 11:29 am 

Usura open your mind

Usura, i’m combing im combing

Posted December 28, 2012 11:11 am 

Boxing Barlow

Sad to say it but Rees is seriously out of his depth here and will be smashed to pieces and wont see the 6th round. This writer can talk this fight up all he wants, but the reality is that Rees is domestic level only.

Posted December 28, 2012 11:03 am 


If Rees puts on the pressure all night he might make the final bell.ibut can’t really see Rees even winning a round never mind the bout easy points or late tko/ko for the problem..

Posted December 28, 2012 10:48 am 


Snap the power

Posted December 28, 2012 10:43 am 


The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode 1992

Posted December 28, 2012 10:27 am 

Broner gets attacked

The grass was greener, the light was brighter

Posted December 28, 2012 9:36 am 


I don’t see why this writer is hyping Reese when he lost to Kotelnik. Broner will win this one easily by knock out. Easily.

Posted December 28, 2012 9:26 am 


Broner will win this fight via TKO. I say stopped somewhere around the 8th

Posted December 28, 2012 9:24 am 


Broner v Rees, Rees is funny v anyone, surprisingly good fighter for his height, this will be hilarious though.

Posted December 28, 2012 9:12 am 

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