Advertisement

Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

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…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (15)
Top Headlines Warrington Aims To Use Martinez as Springboard To World Level Brook Plans To Chin-Check Spence: He Never Felt Power Like Mine! Klitschko Can't Be Reluctant Or Apathetic Against Joshua Walsh Feels He's Getting Gervonta Davis at The Perfect Time Tony Thompson: Given Chance, I'll Knock Povetkin the F*** Out! Malignaggi: Golovkin Was Not Exposed, Jacobs is The Goods Joshua: A Loss Won't End My Career, But it Could End Klitschko's Malignaggi Backs Canelo: Chavez Jr. Has a Name - Not World Class Juan Manuel Marquez May Fight on June 24 in Toluca, Says Nacho Pacquiao: I'd Love Mayweather Rematch, I Never Lost That Fight! Photos: Canelo vs. Chavez - Their Brothers in Heated Face To Face Luis Ortiz To Joshua: Your Money is No Good, No Step Aside Fee! Photos: Ramos-Beltran, Top Rank Solo Boxeo - Official Weigh-In David Haye: Klitschko is Finished, Strong Chance Joshua KO's Him Video: Scott Quigg, Freddie Roach Discusses Simion IBF Eliminator Klitschko: Can't Wait To Face Joshua, It's My Territory From The Start Ward vs. Kovalev Rematch: Luis Arias vs. Arif Magomedov Added Video: Carl Froch Discusses Canelo-Chavez, Joshua-Klitschko Video: Anthony Joshua Pumped, Confident of Beating Klitschko Canelo vs. Chavez: Ryan Garcia, Marlen Esparza To See Action Cleverly vs. Skoglund Update, Kessler-Nielsen a No-Go, More Photos: Kubrat Pulev, Kevin Johnson Ready For Battle Scott Quigg: I'd Love The Winner of Leo Santa Cruz vs. Abner Mares Klitschko To Joshua: Losing is Nothing To Be Scared About Tyson Fury: I Will Prove The World Wrong, Reclaim World Titles WBA: Joshua-Klitschko Winner Could Be Granted Voluntary Permit Photos: Quigg-Simion, Campbell-Perez, Taylor-Meinke - Presser Photos: David Lemieux Grinds Hard For Return on Canelo-Chavez Photos: Joshua, Klitschko - Face To Face at Final Presser Lee Haskins vs. Ryan Burnett IBF Title Clash on June 10 Michael Conlan, Top Rank Chicago Card on May 26 - Ticket Info Joshua: I Took Klitschko Fight Because Our Division Needed It Jacobs' Trainer Would Like Gennady Golovkin Rematch - Next Team Andrade: Lara Turned Us Down Twice; Never Talked Money Koncz: Brisbane Crowd Will Be Cheering For Pacquiao, Not Horn Joseph Parker's Handlers View Razvan Cojanu as Dangerous Fight Kevin Johnson Vows To Break Down Kubrat Pulev, Make Him Quit Catterall Feels Walsh is Capable of Shocking Gervonta Davis Photos: Pacquiao, Horn - Go Face To Face in Melbourne Photo: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Already Down To 169.5-Pounds
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement