WBC lightweight champion Adrien "The Problem" Broner (26-0, 22 KO) shook off a dicey first two rounds to drop and stop a very game Gavin Rees (37-2-1, 18 KO) in Atlantic City tonight.
Broner, who was making the first defense of his title, started slowly and allowed Rees to seize the pace in the first two rounds.
In the third round he was able to catch him with a vicious uppercut that dropped Rees hard to the mat.
But the Welsh former champion refused to wilt and continued to soldier on before being dropped again by a bodyshot in the fifth round.
Broner, sensing the night coming to a close, unloaded with his trademark speed and precision prompting Rees corner to wisely stop the contest before the end of the fifth round.
It was a spectacular performance on a big stage from one of boxing's fastest rising stars and one that will certainly leave fans demanding more.