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Broner vs. Rees

Broner defeats Rees

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Feb. 18, 2013) - Cincinnati's WBC Lightweight champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner made quick work of British challenger Gavin Rees Saturday, knocking him down twice en-route to a fifth round stoppage. The scheduled 12-round championship fight, at the famed Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City ended when Rees' corner saw its fighter was overmatched and taking too much punishment. [...]

Photo Gallery: Broner vs Rees, Bika vs Sjekloca

Adrien Broner stopped Gavin Rees in the fifth round to retain his World Boxing Council lightweight world crown. Brpner improved to 26-0 with his 22nd stoppage inside the distance. On the undercard, Sakio Bika domiated Nikola Sjekloca to win a unanimous decision to become the mandatory challenger for unbeaten WBC super-middleweight champion Andre Ward. Sakio Bika won by judges' scores of 118-112, [...]

Adrien Broner bullies his way to 5th Rd TKO of Gavin Rees

by Paul Strauss:: Saturday night at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. Adrien "The Problem" Broner 26-0-0 (22 KOs) surprised no one by scoring a punishing win over the much smaller and out-gunned Gavin Rees 37-2-1 (18 KOs). Not many people gave Rees the proverbial "snowball's chance in hell". In fact, HBO’s Max Kellerman stated Rees was an 80 to 1 underdog. To Rees' credit, though, he [...]

Adrien Broner vs Gavin Rees: Post Fight Quotes

ADRIEN BRONER, WBC Lightweight World Champion "I knew he [Rees] was going to come to fight. He's a world-class fighter. "He [Rees] kept coming. He threw every shot like it was his best shot. I knew he would hang. "When you have two world-class fighters going toe-to-toe, it's going to be a great fight. "Thanks to everyone who came out. It's [NBA] All-Star Weekend [...]

Broner destroys Rees; Bika decisions Sjekloca

By Bill Phanco: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO's) was just too strong for challenger Gavin Rees (37-2-1, 18 KO's) tonight in beating Rees by a 5th round TKO victory at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Broner put Rees down twice, and stopped him shortly after dropping him with a left to the body in the 5th. Broner was hammering away on Rees after he got up, and this [...]

Broner moving up to light welterweight if Ricky Burns doesn’t face him

By Jeff Sorby: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) is ready to give up on the 135 lb. division if he can’t get a unification bout with WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) in the near future. Broner, who has what amounts to be as a stay busy title defense tonight against the over-matched 5’4” Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s), wants to face Burns to prove [...]

Kellerman: Broner is a heavy favorite over Rees because he’s so special

By Bill Phanco: Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s) is coming into his fight tonight against World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) as a huge underdog by as much as 80-1. Max Kellerman of HBO believes the reason why Rees is such a huge underdog is because how good Broner rather than how limited Rees is. Kellerman actually sees talent in the 5’4” Rees, but he [...]

Enzo Calzaghe not impressed with Broner, compares him to Jeff Lacy

(Photo credit: Hogan photos) By Jeff Sorby: Enzo Calzaghe, the former trainer for Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s), is giving him a better than average chance to beat WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) tonight in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Calzaghe thinks Rees can win if he fights like he used to years ago when he was at the top of his form. Interestingly enough, Calzaghe isn’t [...]

Ward: Easy work for Broner tonight against Rees; don’t blink

(Photo credit: Hogan photos) By Michael Collins: WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward doesn’t see WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) having any problems in his first defense of his WBC title tonight against former WBA light welterweight champion Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s) on HBO at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Ward sees this fight ending quickly [...]

Weigh-in: Broner-Rees, Bika-Sjekloca

Adrien Broner 134 – Gavin Rees 134.5
Sakio Bika 167.5 – Nikola Sjekloca 167.5
Demetrius Hopkins 152.5 – Charles Whittaker 154
Vicente Escobedo 129.5 – Edner Cherry 129.5
Rau’shee Warren 116.5 – Ricardo Hernandez 115.5 Continue reading