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Hearn: Gavin Rees Could Defeat Every Broner Opponent

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

UNDERDOG Gavin Rees aims to prove the bookies wrong when he fights for the WBC world lightweight title tonight.

Rees is a 16-1 shot to take 50-1 ON favourite Adrien Broner’s belt in ­Atlantic City.

Pint-sized Rees, 32, stands at just 5ft 3ins – five inches shorter than unbeaten American Broner.

But the Welshman is undaunted and said: “People aren’t giving me much of a chance but I’m confident of beating him.

“Before this fight was announced, everyone said I was world class. Now all of a sudden I’m rubbish because I’m fighting Broner!”

Eddie Hearn, who promotes Rees, said: “I’m not trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes, but he’s nowhere near the outsider bookmakers are making him. There isn’t one ­opponent Broner has beaten that Gavin Rees wouldn’t beat.”

Broner, 23, deserves his favourite’s tag after coming through 25 pro bouts without a defeat.

The former WBO super-featherweight champ has been ­compared to Floyd Mayweather Jr.

He said: “I don’t underestimate Rees. If we stood face to face, I ­probably couldn’t see him – but I ­respect him as a fighter.

“Rees is a former champion at light-welterweight. He’s coming down in weight so he is used to ­getting hit by strong fighters.

“He is going to be there all night or until I put him to sleep.”

Broner is hoping to storm through the divisions and, provided there are no slip-ups, a clash against the winner of next month’s Wembley Arena IBF/WBO unification fight ­between Miguel Vazquez and Scot Ricky Burns looks on.

He then hopes to target the ­light-welterweight division and an eventual clash with Amir Khan.

Brash Broner bragged: “I could ­literally leave boxing right now and still say that I did more than ­anybody in my family ever did.

“I could provide for my kids and my family but I’m not going to settle for that. I’m trying to be the best boxer to ever lace up a pair of gloves. That’s my goal.”

PREDICTION: Rees has got a  puncher’s chance but, in all ­honesty, I have to go with firm ­favourite Broner around the fifth.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dr Rumack on 02-16-2013

Gavin actually worked out at my gym once and he got me to spot for him. When he was doing his bench he asked me to put on more weight plates. "There are no more" I said.

Comment by B.U.R.N.E.R on 02-16-2013

Yawn. DeMarco stops him.

Comment by Rip Chudd on 02-16-2013

I highly doubt it, but what else is his promoter supposed to say

Comment by flushuppercut on 02-16-2013

I always like to side with an underdog whenever possible, but unless Rees connects with a Hail Mary very early-Broner will punish him severly

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