Gavin Rees happy with underdog tag

Rees happy with underdog tag
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Gavin Rees does not mind that he will be a big underdog against Adrien Broner, when the two fight for the lightweight world title on Saturday.

Gavin Rees has no problem with his status as the underdog going into this weekend's world title fight with Adrien Broner.

Rees, 32, will fight Broner for the WBC lightweight title in America on Saturday night.

Some Atlantic City bookmakers have apparently given odds of 80-1 that the Welshman will win, but he has no problem with that.

On hearing of his massive outsider status, he told Wales Online: "If I can find a bookie in Atlantic City who'll offer me those odds, I'll be putting big money on myself.

"They've never heard of me but that's okay. [Broner's behaviour] is little disrespectful, of course, but what can you do?

"I know I'm talented and have a real chance, and that's all that matters."

Rees has only lost once as a professional, and did hold the WBA lightweight title for a period. He is currently the British and European lightweight champion.

Broner has won all of his fights, winning 21 of his 25 bouts inside the distance.

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