Adrien Broner, WBC Lightweight World Champion:
"What can I say? I'm 23 [years old]. I'm young and I'm getting it.
"I don't underestimate him [Gavin Rees]. If we stood face-to-face, I probably couldn't see him, but I respect him as a fighter.
"I respect every fighter because only a boxer knows what we go through once we get into that ring.
"Training camp was great. We don't watch tape. I've never seen him [Rees] fight before.
"They took away my Twinkies during this camp. [Referring to Hostess going out of business.]
"He [Rees] is a former champion at light welterweight. He's coming down in weight so he is used to getting hit by strong fighters.
"I am not about to miss the boulder on this man's shoulders. He is going to be there all night or until I put him to sleep.
"We are going to be eating ice cream in no time.
"This is going to be a fun year for me. I'm not looking past this fight, but I'm ready to fight whoever. We're going to take care of business Saturday night.
"To this day, right now, I could literally leave boxing and be like, 'I did more than anybody in my family ever did.' I could provide for my kids and my family, but I'm not going to settle for that. I'm trying to be the best boxer to ever lace up a pair of gloves. That's my goal.
"I have my own legacy. Everybody has their own legacy. Who knows? Maybe I go all the way up to 154 and win a championship. I know I could do it.
"Put your glasses on because I am going to shine [Saturday night]. Hook, right, goodnight."
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Broner vs. Rees
, a 12-round fight for Broner's WBC Lightweight World Championship will take place Saturday, February 16 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The event is promoted by Golden Boy Promotions, R & R Promotions, sponsored by Caesars Atlantic City and Corona and will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Tickets priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes and service charges, are available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall box office, by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at www.ticketmaster.com
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