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Broner stops Rees to defend WBC lightweight title

Updated: February 17, 2013, 1:33 AM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Adrien Broner had little trouble remaining undefeated Saturday night.

The WBC lightweight champion overcame Gavin Rees' aggressiveness and determination by stopping the Welshman in the fifth round before a roaring crowd of 4,812 at Boardwalk Hall.

"I knew he was coming to fight," Broner said. "He's a world-class fighter. I had to see how much gas was left in that Toyota. He kept coming and threw every shot like it was his best shot. I knew he would be tough. ...

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