By Steven Ocallaghan: After watching WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) stop a very game but ultimately over-matched Gavin Rees (37-2-1, 18 KO’s) in at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA last night, I don’t think there is any reason for WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (35-2, 10 KO’s) to feel worried at all. I always thought Broner would win, but I thought Rees would take him a little further but it was a good performance. In watching Broner’s performance it took him a couple of rounds to warm up but the main thing I noticed is that he is a 1 minute a round fighter.
In the fourth round in particular, after Rees got back up, Broner was just throwing punches with no intent, lazy tired punches. Maybe he was conserving energy or maybe it is the strain of making 135. He walked in the ring about 150 and that can have an effect. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Colombian Jonathan Romero (23-0, 12 KO’s) used his height and reach to win a 12 round split decision on Saturday night over Alejandro Lopez (24-3, 7 KO’s) to capture the vacant International Boxing Federation (IBF) super bantamweight title at the Auditorio Municipal in Tijuana, Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: With little to be happy about last night in watching his fighter Gavin Rees (37-2-1, 18 KO’s) get totally blown out in embarrassing fashion by WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s), Eddie Hearn, the promoter for Rees, could only tweet about how much more passionate the typical British fans were compared to the U.S fans. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) showed last night why he’s one of the hardest punchers in the 135 lb. division last night in destroying his challenger Gavin Rees (37-2-1, 18 KO’s) in five rounds in successfully defending his WBC lightweight crown in front of a packed Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Broner used straight right hands, uppercuts and left hooks to pacify an energetic and motivated Rees. In doing so, Broner knocked Rees down twice, putting him down in the 4th and 5th with power shots. Rees got up both times, but he probably should have stayed down because Broner was simply too strong in that fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (26-0, 22 KO’s) added another knockout on his resume on Saturday night in stopping a game but over-matched Gavin Rees (37-2-1, 18 KO’s) in the 5th round at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Broner, 23, knocked Rees down twice in the fight, once in the 4th, another time in the 5th. The fight was halted after Broner hurt Rees with a left to the body that knocked him down. After Rees got back to his feet, Broner flurried on him until Rees’ corner threw in the towel to have the fight stopped. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The talented Andre Ward is predicting an easy victory for WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) tonight against his 32-year-old challenger Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s) in Atlantic City. Ward doesn’t have a dog in this hunt; he just sees the 23-year-old Broner has having far too much talent for Rees to be able to handle.
Ward commented on his twitter earlier today “Don’t blink because that fight shouldn’t last long. Easy Work!! Easy!! Like Too Easy!! Not about underestimating…but I can’t help what I see on film.”
It appears Ward studied some of Rees’ fights and then came to the conclusion he has little chance of winning. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) turns 27-years-old today as he sits and waits to find out what his suspension and fine will be for testing positive for marijuana last September in his one-sided 12 round decision loss to Sergio Martinez.
This month, Chavez Jr. is expected to find out this money what the Nevada State Athletic Commission will be doing in of penalizing him. If Chavez Jr. is lucky, they’ll just give him a short suspension and fine. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Hogan Photos) By Scott Gilfoid: While most of the world sees Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s) as just another knockout statistic on the resume of WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner’s resume tonight, his former trainer Enzo Calzaghe is giving him an excellent chance of beating Broner based on the two clips Enzo has seen of him in the past.
It’s unclear what clips Enzo actually saw of Broner because if he’s seen anything recent, he’d likely be giving Rees zero chance of winning. In fairness to Enzo, he must have watched two clips from Broner’s fight with Daniel Ponce De Leon because all the remaining fights on Broner’s resume have been totally one-sided. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions would readily agree to a fight between his fighter WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) and Juan Manuel Marquez if Marquez were okay with facing Broner at 135. De La Hoya says he’d make that fight, and he seems Broner taking the 39-year-old Marquez.
De La Hoya said to thaboxingvoice.com “I think it would be a great fight for Broner. Broner’s not going to duck anybody. He’s going to want to go after the best…A fight between Broner and Marquez would be huge, but it would be no problem for Broner [to beat Marquez].” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: ESPN analyst Teddy Atlas sees WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner (25-0, 21 KO’s) having to completely destroy Gavin Rees (37-1-1, 18 KO’s) tonight in their fight in Atlantic City, New Jersey for Broner to be seen in the same money class as guys like Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Rees is a fighter that Broner is supposed to destroy if he’s to become a billion dollar fighter someday, and if Broner struggles, doesn’t look impressive, and fails to score a knockout, he may not be the real deal.
Atlas said to ESPN “[Broner needs] A knockout. He’s fighting a fighter who’s only lost by knockout. Read the rest of this entry »