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Sykes Still in Shock With Landing Adrien Broner Title Shot

Gary Sykes (20-2, 5KOs) is still shocked that he landed a date with WBO super featherweight champion Adrian Broner next month.

The former British champion has been cherrypicked for the second defense of the American rising star's reign on the undercard of Amir Khan's rematch with Lamont Petersen on May 19.

Broner has gained 19 of his 23 wins by stoppage while Sykes, who has twice been beaten by Gary Buckland, will enter the ring a massive underdog.

However, the 28-year-old from Dewsbury will be aiming to make the most of his Las Vegas debut.

"I never thought I'd get a call for something like this," he told Sky Sports. "I can't believe it - I'm dumbfounded - but I'm just going to go in there full of confidence.

"He's top of the tree, it's not a Mickey Mouse title it's a genuine world title. So if I've got to beat the best, that's just icing on the cake.

"The more I train, the confident I feel, and I've never gone into the ring feeling I'm going to lose.

"This is my World Cup final. Boxing in Las Vegas is unreal."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 06-25-2014

This fight never even happened right? But you know, even tho he was a champion, I think most of us still considered Broner a prospect in those days. No? So, this isn't as bad as Garcia fighting Rod Silky if…

Comment by bojangles1987 on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=PBP;14697849]Where does Al Haymon find these dudes? lol[/QUOTE] Apollo Creed's book of clubfighters from the first Rocky movie. Little did we know the guy in the background talking about how Apollo's date at the Forum couldn't be canceled was Haymon…

Comment by artfuL_ on 06-25-2014

How can you hate Haymon doe :lol1:

Comment by SeekDaGreat on 06-25-2014

[QUOTE=Roman Moreno;12043828]I'm in shock that HBO would pay for such a garbage fight.[/QUOTE] Lmfao.......

Comment by jas on 06-25-2014

lol i cant believe the article actually calls it a "cherrypick" :rofl:

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