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Broner scores TKO vs. pesky Rees

Updated: February 18, 2013, 10:51 AM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Although lightweight titleholder Adrien Broner was a prohibitive favorite to beat Gavin Rees -- the latter a 40-to-1 longshot on at least one gambling website -- it was a fun fight for what turned out to be the expected Broner blowout.

Broner dropped Rees twice and retained his 135-pound world title on a fifth-round knockout when Rees' trainer, Gary Lockett, threw in the towel at Boardwalk Hall before a crowd of 4,812 on Saturday night. But it was quite interesting ...

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