Adrien Broner was comfortably under the limit for his title defence against Gavin Rees
By Adam Norman. Last Updated: February 16, 2013 11:08am
Adrien Broner (R) meets Sky's Johnny Nelson
Adrien Broner weighed in a pound under the lightweight limit ahead of his WBC title defence against Welshman Gavin Rees.
The brash American took to the scales slugging from a canned drink, as if to emphasize his comfort at making the 135lb (9st 9) weight.
The 23-year-old then proceeded to talk in the ear of Rees throughout the face-off, which didn't come about as the Welshman - who tipped the scales half a pound inside the limit - looked at the cameras.
Broner, a two-weight world champion, notoriously struggled to make the limit at super-featherweight but is clearly more at home at the higher weight class.
He won the WBC belt on his debut at 135lb, beating Antonio DeMarco last year, and will go into Saturday's fight in Atlantic City an overwhelming favourite.
How they stack up
Nickname: The Problem
From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Record: 25-0 (21)
Nickname: The Rock
From: Newbridge, Wales
Record: 37-1-1 (18)