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Broner keeps title with TKO of Rees

Adrien Broner retained his WBC lightweight title with a TKO of Gavin Rees in the fifth round on Saturday.

In the fifth round, Broner (26-0, 22 KO) caught Rees (37-2-1, 18 KO) with a strong left to the body, which caused Rees to take a knee.

Another series of body and head shots forced Rees into the corner and his trainer waived the white towel with the referee stopping the fight at 2 minutes, 59 seconds.