On Saturday night in Atlantic City, Adrien Broner dominated Gavin Rees, eventually scoring a 5th round TKO victory. Rees, as expected, was overmatched, but put on a tough and game performance, winning the first few rounds and landing some nice,clean punches, but absorbing a great deal of punishment en route to that loss.
Right here, in addition to the Broner vs. Rees results, you'll find a huge collection of post-fight quotes from Broner and his team, Broner vs. Rees photos, and more. Take a look.
Broner vs. Rees Photos
The official time of stoppage for the Broner vs. Rees results was 2:59 of Round 5. Rees had been down in the 4th and 5th rounds, the second of which came on a body shot. Broner improves to 26-0, with 22 KOs, while Rees falls to 37-2-1.
In earlier action, always-tough veteran Sakio Bika proved to be too much for the untested and previously unbeaten Nikola Sjekloca. Bika basically shut him out for the duration of a 12 round fight, and potentially earned himself a shot at the WBC title at 168 lbs. That belt is currently held by Andre Ward, who has, of course, already defeated Bika.
In off-TV bouts, Demetrius Hopkins defeated Charles Whittaker, and Edner Cherry pulled off an upset by defeating Vicente Escobedo by 6th round TKO.
ADRIEN BRONER, WBC Lightweight World Champion
"I knew he [Rees] was going to come to fight. He's a world-class fighter.
"He [Rees] kept coming. He threw every shot like it was his best shot. I knew he would hang.
"When you have two world-class fighters going toe-to-toe, it's going to be a great fight.
"Thanks to everyone who came out. It's [NBA] All-Star Weekend and you came to see an All-Star.
"He's [Rees] tougher than a steak that's been well done.
"If I fought Ricky Burns, he would get burnt out. I want to fight him, but if he doesn't want to fight me. Oh well.
"There are high expectations for me to take boxing over after [Floyd] Mayweather and [Manny] Pacquiao hang up their gloves.
"Tonight was a nice fight. I have to go back and watch it. Overall I felt pretty. I just looked in the mirror and I still look good.
"I would fight 10 times a year if I could."
GAVIN REES, Former World Champion
"He's [Broner] the best I have ever been in [the ring] with. It's not a case of whether he will go on to be a super star... he is already there.
"I made a lot of mistakes and I believe I have a better skill set than that.
"I knew he [Broner] hit hard, but his power just stunned me. I got reckless and that was the end of the night, but I was always going to get back up.
"I would have gone on until I was knocked out cold. I disagree with Gary pulling me out, but he knows that I would have gotten hurt. We are good friends and he was just looking out for me."
MIKE STAFFORD, Broner's Trainer
"We knew Gavin was going to come in [to fight]. I wanted Adrien to take his time and pick his punches.
"He made mistakes and Adrien countered each mistake he made.
"Gavin was a great fighter for two rounds. I knew he was going to try his best to take Adrien out and Adrien capitalized on his mistakes and picked him apart.
"Believe it or not, you haven't seen the whole package deal. It's a secret that we behold in the gym."
GARY LOCKETT, Rees' Trainer
"I was going to pull him out in the fourth. I considered pulling him out after the third, but I knew he would say 'there is no way.'"