WBO European, British and Commonwealth welterweight champion Bradley Skeete marched on tonight with an impressive win. Skeete (24-1-11KO) got behind the jab early on, utilising his significant reach and distance from a solid stance, although Frenchman Alexandre Lepelley did give him food for thought early on with some decent left hooks - catching the champion's attention. As the early rounds progressed…
Bradley Skeete Becomes New British and Commonwealth Champion
Bradley Skeete got his tactics spot on in Birmingham on route to becoming the new British and Commonwealth welterweight champion by outpointing local fighter Sam Eggington.
Skeete (23-1-10KO) ran out a winner on the scorecards with scores of 117-112, 116-113 and 115-113 over hometown fighter Eggington (17-3-9KO).
It completed a long journey for Skeete who had worked a number of years to finally win the Lonsdale belt and a proud Skeete paid tribute to mentor Dean Powell and his uncle after the bout.
The win was further impressive given the fact Skeete had to travel to Eggington’s hometown and also was boxing on a rival promoter’s show.
After the fight, Skeete gave a fantastic interview to James Helder of IFL TV: