Bradley Skeete

Bradley Skeete

Date of Birth: 17th October 1987
Class: Welterweight
Weight: 147lbs
Height: 6ft 1in (185cm)
Trainer: Alan Smith, Eddie Lam and Gavin Lander
Career Achievements

British Welterweight Champion (2016-present)
WBO European Welterweight Champion (2015-present)
WBA Intercontinental Welterweight Champion (2014)
English Welterweight Champion (2013-2014)
BBBofC Southern Area Welterweight Champion (2012-2013)

Latest BoxNation Fight

25th November 2016 - UD win over John Thain

British Welterweight Champion

Penge fighter Bradley Skeete established his name on the British and European scene when he lifted Southern Area Welterweight title in 2012 before defending it in March 2013 against Peter McDonagh, but he vacated the belt in July. Since then he has progressed through the ranks and now holds the British Title.

In November 2013, Skeete outclassed the experienced Colin Lynes to win the vacant English Welterweight title, providing him with a springboard for a big 2014.

In February 2014, Skeete had to face late stand-in Christopher Sebire after he had originally been due to fight Vivian Harris. Skeete took a unanimous decision over Sebire as he won the Vacant WBA Intercontinental Welterweight title.

In April, he backed up that performance with a stylish stoppage defence of his title against tricky Italian Giuseppe Loriga. Skeete followed that up with a second consecutive stoppage win when he ended Steven Pearce early in July 2014.

September 2014 saw Bradley stop Brazilian Leandro Mentes Pinto in only the second round at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London.

In November 2014, Skeete faced the biggest fight of his career as he challenged British and European champion Frankie Gavin. Skeete impressed, but came up slightly short as Gavin took a narrow unanimous decision.

The Penge star bounced back in February 2015 with a thumping first round KO win over Anzor Gamgebeli to secure the WBO European title.

A first defence followed in May 2015 as Skeete retired Brunet Zamora in the sixth round before a second defence in September 2015 as he beat domestic rival Mark Thompson at the Wembley Arena with a third round TKO.

To date, Skeete's finest moment came in Birmingham on March 5th 2016 where he outboxed Sam Eggington to pick up the British and Commonwealth Titles on a rival show.

Super Skeete continued his rise with an impressive TKO over Alexandre Lepelley at the Cardiff Ice Arena in July 2016. Victory boosted Skeete's WBO and IBF World rankings.

First defence of the Lord Lonsdale belt

On November 25th, the British Welterweight Champion defended his crown for the first time. He faced John Thain at the Brentwood Centre in Essex.

It was the first time Skeete headlined a card and the Penge man put in a classy performance to dominate his Scottish opponent over 12 rounds, his rangey jab caused Thain all sorts of problems.

With the first defence out the way, Skeete aims to win the strap outright before moving onto bigger challenges at World level in 2017.