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Broner feeling no pressure ahead of Rees clash

ESPN staff
February 16, 2013
Adrien Broner is not fazed by the challenge of Gavin Rees © Getty Images

Gavin Rees and Adrien Broner comfortably made the weight ahead of their WBC lightweight title fight on Saturday night.

Rees brings a record of 37-1 to the ring in Atlantic City, but he is a 9/1 underdog to topple Broner.

Rees tipped the scales at 134.5lb, comfortably inside the limit, and despite all the trash-talking in the previous week, it appears Broner has respect for his opponent.

"He has a helluva record," Broner said. "He is a former world champion, that's why I respect him."

Broner is the strong favourite, but is not being weighed down by pressure. He said: "There is no pressure. It is just another day at work.

"The fight will happen, he will bring what he has and I am going to do what I have to do to get the win."

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