Adrien Broner is not expecting Gavin Rees to cause him any trouble on Saturday

By Adam Norman.   Last Updated: 13/02/13 9:29pm

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Adrien Broner paid Gavin Rees scant respect as the pair came face to face for the first time in New York on Tuesday.

Broner, who will defend his WBC lightweight title on Saturday night in Atlantic City, claimed he still hadn't heard of the battle-hardened Welshman.

And the undefeated Cincinnati native - who looked much the bigger of the pair - is not expecting his first defence of the title he won from Antonio DeMarco to go into the late rounds.

"I don't under-estimate him, I respect him as a fighter," he said. "I respect every fighter as a fighter because only a boxer knows what we go through.

"Camp was great, we don't watch tape so I never watched him fight before. I heard he was a world champion so just by saying that he's not a look-over.

"But...I'm not going to miss that boulder on his shoulders, he's going to be there for as long as it lasts. It ain't going to last that long.

"We'll be eating ice cream in no time."

How they stack up

Broner
Age: 23
Nickname: The Problem
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5-7
Reach: 71in
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Record: 25-0 (21)

Rees
Age: 32
Nickname: The Rock
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5-4
Reach: 62in
From: Newbridge, Wales
Record: 37-1-1 (18)

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