Gavin Rees to face ‘The Problem’

Former WBA world light-welterweight champion, Gavin Rees is set for a super fight against current WBC lightweight champion, Adrien Broner on February 16th in Atlantic City.

The fight has just been confirmed by Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sports, this morning via twitter.
“We have agreed terms with Golden Boy for the fight to take place on February 16th and will now proceed with the contract," tweeted Hearn.
The announcement comes after rumours were rife across several social media sites.
Welsh fighter Rees (37-1-1), is delighted with the chance to become a two weight world champion, after winning the light welterweight title back in 2008 but losing it in his next fight against Andriy Kotelnyk.
“Looks like I’m facing Adrien Broner 16th Feb for the WBC title. Massive fight for me and time to become a two weight world champion," 'The Rock' tweeted.
Adrien The ProblemBroner is currently unbeaten with a record of 25 wins, with 21 coming by way of knockout. He won the WBC title on his first attempt against tough Mexican, Antonio DeMarco, with an eighth round stoppage in an impressive performance and making Broner a two weight world champion himself.
The fight will be screened live on Sky Sports a week before Kell Brook faces Devon Alexander for the IBF welterweight world title in Detroit. It promises to be a very exciting February for UK boxing fans.
Image courtesy Chris Royle


Derry Mathews

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Fight Reports

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