Skeete vs Thain

Bradley Skeete John Thain

Skeete Thain

The Brentwood Centre, Essex

On air @ 6pm

25

Nov

The British Welterweight Title

POST-FIGHT REPORT

Bradley Skeete earned a unanimous points decision over John Thain to retain his British Welterweight Title, with scores of 116-112 and 118-111 twice.

The Penge fighter dominated with his rangy jab from the start, displaying great timing and distance against his Scottish opponent.

Thain started to find some success towards the middle stages, landing on the Champion but these moments were rare and Skeete looked comfortable.

In the sixth round the challenger’s mouth was bloodied and his energy dropped across the next few sessions, with Skeete continuing to land his slick jab.

Skeete oozed confidence in the final half of the fight and earned a classy victory on all three scorecards.

Skeete v Thain

Elsewhere on the card, Boy Jones Jr put in an excellent performance to defeat Martin Hillman and become the new Southern Area Super-Featherweight Champion.

The brave Hillman put up a tough fight from the off, driving forward but Jones was happy to work on the back foot at times and his shot selection was the difference.

Hillman was wobbled in the fifth and sixth rounds but held on, searching for a big right but Jones was too clever, especially with the jab, and put in a very mature performance to win win 99-92 on the scorecard.

Lee Markham and Andrew Robinson put on an entertaining show, with both men happy to trade on the inside. Markham retained his English Middleweight belt on the cards with scores of 98-93, 96-95, 97-95 after 10 exciting rounds.

Anthony Yarde earned another knockout win over Ferenc Albert. A smart combination to the head and then a thudding body shot sent the Hungarian to the canvas at the end of first round.

Also at the Brentwood Centre, Sanjeev Sahota beat the awkward Gyula Tallosi, Essex local Billy Long stopped Dean Gillen in the opening round and Nathanael Wilson drew with Josh Thorn.

PREVIEW

Bradley Skeete (24-1 10 KOs) will now make the first defence of his British Welterweight title against Edinburgh's John Thain (16-2 1 KO) at the Brentwood Centre on November 25, live and exclusive on BoxNation. 
 
The co-feature of the night sees Romford’s Lee Markham defending his English Middleweight title against Midlander Andrew Robinson who replaces the injured Mullender. Markham, who already holds a win over Mullender, previously drew with Frank Buglioni who outpointed Robinson back in 2014. However, both men were venturing out of their natural Middleweight division and at 160 pounds this is a real 50/50 battle.
 
Chingford’s fast emerging and undefeated Boy Jones Jnr (10-0 7 KOs) challenges for his first professional title in the Vacant Southern Area Super-Featherweight Championship against Kent man Martin Hillman (7-2 2 KOs). Jones Jnr, trained by Essex duo Dominic Negus and Lennie Butcher, is widely tipped for big things after racing to his tenth pro win earlier this month at the tender age of 19.
 
Ilford’s Light-Heavyweight sensation Anthony Yarde (8-0 7 KOs) is another exciting addition to an already action-packed show. The hard-hitting knockout king recently fought on the undercard of Liam Smith’s blockbuster World title showdown with Mexican pound-for-pound star Canelo Alvarez at the incredible Dallas Cowboys home, the AT&T Stadium in Texas and is readying himself for an assault on the light-heavy domestic scene with his first appearance in his native Essex.
 
Croydon’s Nathaniel ‘Banks’ Wilson also appears on the show 27 years after his own father, one Chris Eubank Snr stopped Les Wisniewski at the venue in 1989.
 
Prospects including South Ockendon Super-Lightweight Charlie Driscoll also appear on the show alongside the hugely popular Chelmsford Super-Middleweight Billy ‘The Bomb’ Long and Hornchurch’s Super-Lightweight Sanjeev Sahota, who between them will ensure the Brentwood Centre will be packed to the rafters for what promises to be a memorable night for Essex fight fans.
 
The show is being promoted by WAM Boxing; a new promotional company headed up by Brentwood based Promoter Andy Ayling who also manages English Champion Markham. WAM Boxing is a partnership between Ayling and his partners Francis Warren and Jason McClory. All three have worked together for many years alongside Hall of Fame Promoter Frank Warren.

Lee Markham Andrew Robinson

Markham Robinson

On air @ 6pm

The English Middleweight Title

Boy Jones Jnr Martin Hillman

Jones Jnr Hillman

On air @ 6pm

The vacant Southern Area Super-Featherweight Title

Topping the undercard in Brentwood, rising star Boy Jones Jr fights for his first professional title, the vacant Southern Area Super-Featherweight Title.

9-0-1 Jones steps up against Martin Hillman in what could be his breakout fight.