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Adrien Broner vs Gavin Rees gets 1.4 million viewers on HBO

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According to Billy Nelson it was Burns' choice not to take the fight, not Warren's.

He'll fucking savage him. What's the point?
Get him him the WBC belt. :conf
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Adrien Broner seems as if he will have little difficulty making the lightweight limit for his Feb. 16 title defense against Gavin Rees at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, according to figures provided by World Boxing Council official William Boodhoo.

Broner came in at 145 pounds on Jan. 18, a figure certified by Bernie Profato of the Ohio athletic commission, according to the WBC. That was several pounds under the 10 percent range - 149 pounds - required by the WBC for its 30-day interval weigh-ins. Broner's weight was taken 28 days before he is to step on the scale for the pre-fight weigh-in.

Rees, meanwhile, was at 151.5 pounds, but that figure might just deserve an asterisk. Though he was 2.5 pounds over, his weight was taken days earlier than necessary on Jan. 14 (and certified by Dennis Gilmartin of the British Boxing Board of Control).

"Rees' weight is slightly above the safety limit but is understandable as it was taken as he was about to travel to the USA," Boodhoo told via email.

Both will need to be within 5 percent of the lightweight limit - 142 pounds - for the next interval weigh-in, which is supposed to come 7 days before the final weigh-in. This disclaimer is necessary: Not all boxers in WBC title fights have been providing their weights at these intervals, and the sanctioning body has not enforced compliance with its rules.

The undefeated Broner is coming off his career-best performance, a dominant eighth-round stoppage of Antonio DeMarco that added a lightweight title to the belt he'd previously held at junior lightweight. The 23-year-old from Cincinnati is now 25-0 with 21 knockouts.

Rees, a 32-year-old from Wales, is 37-1 with 18 knockouts and 1 technical draw. His sole loss came 2008, when he was stopped in the 12th round by Andriy Kotelnik.
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"Do I think he can beat him? Yeah, I do think he can beat him. Out of 10 times how many times will he beat him? Maybe once. But he's got to go out there and do what he does, and I promise you he'll give Broner hell, he really will, because he's a relentless, tenacious little rottweiler." - Eddie Hearn
Cheers, Broe.
Is it just me or does Gavin sound the slightest bit punchy?
I don't think you would be able to tell even if he was with that accent.
I've been told I sound like a slightly less retarded Gavin Rees. What do you reckon?
Slightly more, I'd say.
Weights from AC: Broner 134, Rees 134.5, Bika 167.5, Sjekloca 167.5.
Broner sipping on a can of Sprite on the stage. :-(

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