Gavin Rees sees Broner as a Mayweather clone; he doesn’t think he’s the real deal

broner5352By Michael Collins: Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s) may be considered an underdog against WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s), but he doesn’t see himself in that role and he thinks he’s going to beat Broner next month in their fight on February 16th.

Rees thinks Broner is just copying Floyd Mayweather Jr’s fighting style, but he doesn’t think he’s got the same kind of talent and he wants to expose that in their fight in the United States at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Rees said to Sky Sports “He’s [Broner] a Mayweather wanna be. We’ll see if he’s the real deal on February 16th. I don’t think he is.”

Broner is a better version of Mayweather in my view. He’s got better defensive skills and his power as better as well. I think Rees is going to be in for a rude awakening when he steps inside the ring with Broner. Rees is going to take a lot of punishment in this fight, and he’s going to have to possess a good chin to take Broner’s power for any length of time.

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Broner offers to help Rees out if he comes to his training camp

By Michael Collins: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) has got a fight against an over-matched opponent Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s) that he’ll be taking care of in quick fashion on February 16th in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Broner recognizes that he has easy mark on his hands in this fight and he plans on getting the Brit out fast as possible instead of letting hang around needlessly.

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Adrien Broner has no interest in moving to 140 despite the lack of big names at 135

By Bill Phanco: For some reason WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) is totally content in fighting at in the talent empty 135 pound division despite its total lack of talent and big names. Broner says he’s fine with staying in this division until he totally clears it out of the top names.

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Rees: I’m going to beat Broner; he can’t knock me out

rees45By Michael Collins: Former WBA light welterweight champion Gavin Rees (37-1, 18 KO’s) doesn’t see himself as an incredible underdog in his February 16th fight against WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s). Rees thinks he’ll beat him and then use the win to get a big unification bout against WBO champion Ricky Burns in 2013.

Rees said to livefight.com “I will win…this will put me on the map everywhere…It will open doors for a unification fight for me against Ricky Burns.”

You almost feel sorry for Rees because he’s going to be crushed in this fight. Here he is already looking at fights beyond the Broner fight as if the win is in the bag. It’s going to be tough on Rees to taste defeat and find out that he just doesn’t measure up.

Rees has been stopped once in his career in his loss to Andriy Kotelnik in 2008, but I think he’s going to be stopped again in this fight against Broner.

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Woodhall: Rees needs to swarm Adrien Broner

By Michael Collins: Former WBC World super middleweight champion Richie Woodhall thinks that the key to former WBA light welterweight champion Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s) beating WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) on February 16th is to “swarm” Broner in massive all out blitzkrieg attack that will, in theory, overwhelm Broner’s Mayweather-esque shoulder roll defense.

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Broner with possibility to fight on May 4th if he massacres Gavin Rees on 2/16

By Michael Collins: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) can write his own ticket to a highly visible fight on May 4th on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. undercard on HBO if Broner routes Brit Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s) on February 16th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Broner faces Rees in mismatch on February 16th

By Michael Collins: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) has an easy fight for his first defense of his WBC belt against Britain’s Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s) on February 16th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. There’s really nothing interesting about this fight unless you like watching a guy that doesn’t belong in the same ring with Broner getting beaten up and knocked out.

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