17th February 2013
Gavin ‘The Rock’ Rees unfortunately couldn’t solve the problem that was set for him in America on Saturday night. Trying to become a two weight world champion while causing one of the biggest upsets in boxing and one of the best results for a British boxer overseas in his challenge for the WBC lightweight world title against undefeated American super star Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
the biggest fight of his 37-1-1, 18KOs career. But he put in a brave performance and did his best before succumbing to the blinding skills of Broner at 2:59 of the 5th round.
Broner will take some beating! A future boxing super star? Yes!
After the fight Broner paid tribute to Rees performance “He’s a tough world class fighter, as tough as a piece of steak thats been cooked too long.
“I had to see how much gas was in that little Toyota he was pushing,” Broner said.
“But It’s about different levels, If they go up one level, I go up to the next level.”
Rees was humble and was respectful of Broners performance post fight but wasn’t happy with his own. “I’m disappointed in my performance tonight. I made a lot of mistakes. I think I have a lot better skill set than that.
“He was catching me with some great shots and your game plan goes out of the window when your stunned and you dont think properly. I’m a warrior and would have carried on until he knocked me out cold, but he’s the best I’ve been in with, he’s a super star I’ve never been dealt with like that before.”
Speaking of a potential fight with another British fighter in Ricky Burns in an all lightweight unification showdown, Broner told SkySports; “Ya know he’ll get burned up, I just wanna fight him, if he doesn’t wanna fight then O well man, it don’t matter.”