In the first two round, Rees worked Broner’s body and with several short and snealy left hooks was able to win the first two round on most people’s scorecards.
Even with a great game plan by team Rees, Broner was able to adjust and in the third round and began there began to find his desirable range from where he could land punches more often and accurately.
As they headed into the fourth round, Rees was still confident, but Broner’s superior speed and boxing ability was starting to clearly show. With huge uppercuts and straight lead rights, Broner was now in complete control of the fight and having fun doing so.
In the fourth round, Broner started to put a final mark on the fight by dropping Rees with a quick right uppercut. Rees got up from the punch and survived the round but his confident was clearly a lot lower now. As Rees sat at the stool heading into the fifth, his trainer thought about stopping the fight but the big hearted Rees demanded he didn’t.
As the fifth round began, Broner’s demeanor and confident was sky high and rightfully so. Still, Rees came out strong once again swinging and determined to stay in the fight, Broner had other plans in mind.
Finally in the fifth, Broner pressed the fight even further and Rees started to demolish. At the 2:59 mark of the round, Ree’s trainer had seen enough and threw in the towel to save his fighter from further punishment.
In the end, the performance by Broner was impressive, especially the fact that he overcame the adversity that Rees presented in the first two round. For most young up and coming fighters, the ability to overcome adversity is something that most of the lack. Fortunately for Broner, he’s no ordinary talent, he’s a superb one and continues to show it every time he steps under the HBO spotlight.
When asked what was next for him, Broner simply said, "I'm still the can-man, anybody can get it." Lets hope so.