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Gary Lockett Admits: I Considered Stopping After Three

by Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City - Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KOs) was caught off guard in the first two rounds by the aggressive nature of Gavin Rees (37-2-1, 19 KOs). Broner let his hands go in the third, and then dropped Rees in the fourth and then the fifth. Not long after the second knockdown, Rees' trainer Gary Lockett jumped on the apron and waved the white towel to sign the end of the fight.

There were some who felt Lockett should have allowed Rees to finish out the round and then examine him during the one minute rest period before the sixth. Lockett admits that he had already given Rees two chances in the bout, because he considered stopping the fight as early as the end of the third round and then came close to throwing in the towel at the end of the fourth.

"I wanted to [stop the fight] after four rounds, but Gavin said no way he was quitting," Lockett said. "I also considered stopping it after the third, but Gavin is too proud."

Rees wanted to continue.

"I disagree with my trainer stopping it. I was always going to get back up. I was going to get keep getting up until I got knocked out cold. I disagree with my trainer stopping it. I was always going to get back up," Rees said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SAJ10 on 02-17-2013

u could just about hear him after the 4th rd telling Rees he was taking too much punishment and he was gonna stop it but Rees protested and Lockett let it continue. i knew the towel wouldnt take long to…

Comment by S. Saddler 1310 on 02-17-2013

i recall comments from Lockett's past along the lines that he doesn't really enjoy boxing as a spectator because he finds it upleasant to see two men beating each other (also said he fell out of love with the sport…

Comment by gingeralbino on 02-17-2013

u could just about hear him after the 4th rd telling Rees he was taking too much punishment and he was gonna stop it but Rees protested and Lockett let it continue. i knew the towel wouldnt take long to…

Comment by WESS on 02-17-2013

Duuuuuuuurp

Comment by turnedup on 02-17-2013

Every round I waited for Lockett to say..tag the body then go upstairs..Not once!!! You have a smaller fighter who is having to reach for the head from a distance..what kinda shiiiiiit trainer sees this and doesn't ask his fighter…

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