Gavin Rees, Former World Champion:
"I'm going to knock this [expletive] out Saturday night and I can't wait.
"His attitude stinks man. He shows fighters no respect, but he hasn't even earned the right to do that. What has he done? I've been in the States for five weeks now and American boxing fans don't like him. They tell me they hope I beat him and shut him up. I think he acts like a fool for no reason and no one really likes that.
"Who has he fought? I've seen his fights and half of those guys just stood in front of him letting him dictate the pace of the fight. I'm not going to let him do that. This is the first fight that I have trained away from home because I'm going to show him I'm no walk in the park.
"I've never been stopped. I can take him out in the first round, but I am ready to go into deep water if I have to. Ether way, I have trained hard and will be ready to dictate the pace of the fight and not let him get away with a lot of what other fighters have let him do.
"I have to watch for his right uppercut which he throws from down low, but he's not the best on his feet either. Work rate is going to be important."
David Itskowitch, COO of Golden Boy Promotions
"Adrien Broner's last fight in Atlantic City was a great success. We raised close to $50,000 for Hurricane Sandy relief.
"Adrien [Broner] is known for rapping himself into the ring and getting his hair brushed before his interviews, but he is also one of the hardest working fighters you will ever see. There are no days off for Adrien Broner."
Eddie Hearn, Managing Director of Matchroom Boxing
"This is a huge opportunity for Gavin. Adrien is a great champion.
"Gavin accepted this fight in one and a half nano seconds before even seeing the purse.
"We're extremely confident that we are going to have a massive upset on Saturday night."
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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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