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 Last update:  2/17/2013       Read more by Bill Emes         
   
Rees on Broner: He hits incredibly hard for a lightweight
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by Bill "Two Scoops" Emes

Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City - WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KOs) left a lasting impression on British challenger Gavin Rees (37-2-1, 19 KOs). Rees, who wasn't happy with his failed strategy, was blown away by Broner's power. He was punished in the third, and then suffered knockdowns in the fourth and fifth rounds.

Rees' team bragged about his own power prior to the match but says the punching power of Broner shocked him.

"I'm disappointed in my performance," Rees said. "I made a lot of mistakes. I think I have a better skill set than that. He hits incredibly hard for a lightweight. I knew he hit hard, but the power just stunned me. He's the best I've ever been in with."

Tags: Adrien Broner , Gavin Rees , Broner-Rees , Broner vs. Rees


 

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comment by Zano-24, on 02-18-2013
[QUOTE=retnuocllup]Reese had the right strategy and tactics in the first 2 rounds... but then he started standing in front of Broner way too much and got demolished...[/QUOTE] You mean the first 2 rounds where Broner pretty much just stood there and parried and did pretty much nothing but jabb...

comment by Starz20, on 02-18-2013
[QUOTE=BTTAG145]Why are people so fixed about Rees height? I thought the divisions were by weight not height? A little midget named Mike Tyson used to KO HWs. Recently a lil midget named Pacquiao was holding down WW. Just admit that you're a hater and stop making up dumb excuses.[/QUOTE...

comment by Frank Ducketts, on 02-17-2013
[QUOTE=budfr]Rees is simply a British cab driver. Ponce de Leσn hits harder than Broner andvwas robbed against him.[/QUOTE] The crying has to eventually stop from you guys. It's becoming sickening to read, lmao!

comment by KickAzz, on 02-17-2013
Reese had the right strategy and tactics in the first 2 rounds... but then he started standing in front of Broner way too much and got demolished...

comment by r.burgundy, on 02-17-2013
[QUOTE=JAB5239]Broner is clueless as to how to market himself? LMAO!!! He seems to be doing a pretty good job so far. That was just a ridiculously naive statement.[/QUOTE] you call trying to be mayweather a pretty good job?

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