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Adrien Broner to fight Gavin Rees

Updated: December 28, 2012, 3:50 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Lightweight titlist Adrien "The Problem" Broner hoped to face Ricky Burns in a title-unification fight, but the deal fell apart over money. Broner will face the next-best available opponent, former junior welterweight titleholder Gavin Rees.

Broner and Rees will meet Feb. 16 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., in an HBO main event, Golden Boy Promotions chief executive Richard Schaefer told ESPN.com on Friday.

Schaefer had been negotiating with promoter Frank Warren ...

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