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Cleverly, Woodhall, Macca, Regan on Broner-Rees

By Edward Chaykovsky

A poll was conducted by Wales Online, who spoke to several UK experts regarding the upcoming fight  between WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0,21KOs) and top British contender Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18KOs). Most are calling this fight, scheduled for February 16th in Atlantic City, a mismatch. But, there are several experts in Rees' corner who believe the big underdog can pull off an upset.

WBO light-heavyweight world champion Nathan Cleverly - "Gavin deserves this opportunity but it will be a tricky fight for him. Broner is a cute and slippery boxer and is being built as the next Mayweather – but Gavin has a chance, he’s gutsy and will give everything. I hope he can pull off a win.“

Former British, European and world champion Robbie Regan - "Gavin is up against it fighting away from home, but he’s at the right weight and has the heart of a lion. The whole of Wales is behind him and I can see a shock win."

Former WBC world cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli - "Gavin is going to shock everyone. It’s going to be tough out there but it won’t faze him. I don’t believe Broner has fought anyone as tough as Gavin, so it’s ‘The Rock’ to win a close points decision for me.”

Former WBC world super-middleweight champion and top boxing commentator Richie Woodhall - "It’s a tough fight for Gavin but not an impossible task. His best chance of success is to get close and swarm all over Broner, this will restrict him and not allow him to get into his rhythm. Gavin can achieve by setting a high work-rate but head movement on the inside is crucial to avoid Broner’s speed when moving in close."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Chrismart on 01-08-2013

I like Rees, hes game and always comes to fight. I enjoy watching him fight but imagine his style will be tailor-made for Broner. Really tough fight for him, but if he leaves it all in the ring come fight-night…

Comment by Sparked_26 on 01-08-2013

[QUOTE=D-MiZe;12899550]Yeah, 'cause 5ft Rees is going to out-box Broner on the outside.[/QUOTE] I would love to see it! I think Rees will do alright for a few rounds before getting squashed.

Comment by D-MiZe on 01-08-2013

[QUOTE=Milkdogg;12898333]I love Richie Woodhall's advice to swarm all over him. Yeah because Broner can't fight on the inside can he, just ask DeMarco.[/QUOTE] Yeah, 'cause 5ft Rees is going to out-box Broner on the outside.

Comment by NoLove on 01-08-2013

''Rees to win a close points decision'' - This is the worst comment I have ever heard a boxer come out with.

Comment by Milkdogg on 01-08-2013

I love Richie Woodhall's advice to swarm all over him. Yeah because Broner can't fight on the inside can he, just ask DeMarco. I like Rees but he has Zero chance of even making this a close fight. Broner is…

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