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Rees on Broner: I'm Confident I Can Upset The Odds

Gavin Rees will have the chance to become a two-weight world champion when he faces American star Adrien Broner next month.

The Welshman (37-1-1, 18 KOs), who is unbeaten in his 11 fights since the only loss of his career against Andriy Kotelnik in 2008, heads Stateside to challenge for Broner's WBC lightweight title at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, on February 16.

Rees relinquished his European and British lightweight belts to take on this test and will be the underdog to beat one of America's hottest prospects.

But the 32-year-old former light-welterweight world champion said: "I didn't think twice about taking this fight.

"Broner is a fantastic boxer and a huge talent, but I am confident I can upset the odds on February 16 and become a two-division world champion.

"I've got the edge when it comes to experience and under my trainer Gary Lockett, I have a new lease of life. I believe that besides (Antonio) DeMarco, I am the toughest opponent he's faced and I think I will cause him plenty of trouble, especially if he underestimates what I can do.

"This is a massive opportunity for me and it would be a dream come true to do it in the United States. I am going to be putting it all on the line to make my dream a reality."

Broner (25-0, 21 KOs) captured the belt with an eighth-round stoppage of DeMarco in November and is planning on extending his five-fight knockout streak against Rees.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by WESS on 01-11-2013

[QUOTE=sofreshhh;12907349]Isn't that the same guy that pavlik beat the dog s**t out of inside of three rounds?[/QUOTE] Should have seen all the sh*t Enzo (his trainer) was talking too... Had me cracking up.

Comment by sofreshhh on 01-11-2013

[QUOTE=KrisSilver;12906073]If this guys in his corner, you gotta believe him. [url=http://postimage.org/image/jivjsok0h/][img]http://s8.postimage.org/jivjsok0h/image.jpg[/img][/url] :lol1:[/QUOTE] Isn't that the same guy that pavlik beat the dog s**t out of inside of three rounds?

Comment by S. Saddler 1310 on 01-10-2013

all this talk of 'nuthugging' and 'dickriding'. what an odd culture you gentlemen have going here.

Comment by The_Demon on 01-10-2013

[QUOTE=WESS;12906184]Wow, shocking... Did you come up with that all by yourself? :baby:[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=niceyboo3;12906200]You do realize that wondering how they taste is actually gayer.Stick to your manhood son. :boxing:[/QUOTE] :lol1: You guys take things way too seriously,chill out,it's a boxing forum

Comment by happyman on 01-10-2013

good pick broner, rees is 5'3" but hbo will say he's 5'8" so it wont look so bad

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