Broner vs Rees: The Problem Sensational in 5 Round Demolition Job
By Niall Doran
In the early hours of Sunday morning I woke up to watch what I can only describe as boxing at it’s best. Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner showed once again why many are touting him to be the next superstar of boxing when Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao retire. After watching him destroy an extremely tough Gavin Rees in 5 rounds I now have to admit that I am 100% in agreement with this belief.
The fight actually started very brightly for Rees, with the Welshman outworking Broner in the first round where it seemed Broner was just content to feel his way into the fight and see what Rees had to offer. The second continued in a similar vein but Broner let go some heavy left hook counters whenever Rees made a mistake, to which the challenger clearly felt.
When the third round got underway Broner began to unload his big bombs on the brave Welshman. Although Rees was landing on Broner it was evident that the punches were having little effect on Broner who showed besides his silky boxing skills, that he also has an excellent chin. Rees survived a barrage of punches towards the end of the third and did well to make it into the fourth.
In the fourth Broner really showed his class when he unleashed an absolute peach of an uppercut on Rees sending him to the floor. He got up early in the count and managed to survive the round bravely.
In the 5th Rees landed some shots of his own on Broner which prompted a furious exchange between the two in which there was only ever going to be one winner. Broner began landing devastating counters on Rees who with one second left in the round was mercifully saved by his trainer Gary Lockett who threw in the towel.
What next for Broner? Surely the winner of Vasquez v Burns. If not that fight I don’t see anyone in the light weight division who can come even remotely close to beating him. As much as I am a huge fan of Ricky Burns I just don’t see how he could beat Broner.
Broner take a bow son, a boxing master class.
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