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Hearn: Adrien Broner vs. Gavin Rees Terms Reached

By Edward Chaykovsky

According to promoter Eddie Hearn, he reached an agreement with Golden Boy Promotions to match Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18KOs) against WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner in an HBO televised main event on February 16th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Broner (25-0, 21KOs) will be making the first defense of his world title.

"We have agreed on terms with Golden Boy for February 16 and will now proceed to contract. Delighted for Gavin, he deserves this massive shot. Of course its a tough fight but also chance of a lifetime and Gav isn't fazed by it all. And to those pointing out it's a tough fight - thanks for that...we had no idea. This is what you are in the game for," Hearn stated.

Rees, a former WBA junior welterweight champion, moved down to the lightweight division in 2010. The only loss on his record was a 2008 TKO defeat at the hands of the very tough Andriy Kotelnik.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA on 12-28-2012

[QUOTE=KnockUTheFukOut;12866565]OK but you still missed the part in which he turned down $350K to fight who instead? GESTA? Why wasn't the fight taken before the Gesta fight is the real question sorry I can't accuse someone of DUCKING an opponent…

Comment by IronDanHamza on 12-28-2012

[QUOTE=junior gong;12866439]Darren Barker is a decent fighter, but you probably think boxing only occurs in america.[/QUOTE] I doubt it, considering I don't live there.

Comment by Vic123 on 12-28-2012

1prodz u are a ****ing dumb ass I bet ur a pacman fan Floyd dont do roids he is willing to do all test

Comment by KnockUTheFukOut on 12-28-2012

[QUOTE=liraj;12865642]Vazquez was the only champion that stepped up and said "I want to fight Adrien Broner" when Burns turned the fight down a couple weeks ago. heres the link. [url]http://www.boxingscene.com/vazquez-broner-burns-happen-im-ready-now--60628[/url][/QUOTE] OK but you still missed the part in which he…

Comment by 1prodz on 12-28-2012

Congratulations Adrian billion dollar Broner on the signing of the championship caliber fight. This fight just puts the problem one step closer to white-washing Fraud "the-guy-that-does-a-lot-of-roids" Maynver in a future fight. If fraud happens to stay undefeated over the next…

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