Two months since his convincing win to collect the British and Commonwealth Welterweight Titles, Bradley ‘Super’ Skeete is eager to get back into the action and win the famous Lord Lonsdale belt outright.
Speaking exclusively to BoxNation at the weigh-in before our recent show at the Copper Box Arena, the 28 year old reflected on his victory over Sam Eggington on away turf.
“Everything went to plan, I didn’t want to say it before but walking around the hotel it felt like I was on holiday! I just enjoyed it that much.”
Despite losing home advantage, the mandated fight was always going to take place.
“All my training was spot on, it was all about getting in there and doing the job, which I done.”
Earning an emphatic 117-112, 116-113 and 115-113 unanimous points decision on a rival promotion is a telling story. Even the Sky commentators were in awe of Skeete’s work from the get go.
“The first few rounds were cagey as expected, at the half way point I felt I needed to show my dominance. I had a good round and then done a little shuffle back to my corner, from then I was in control,“ revealed Skeete, who moved to 23-1 with the victory.
Despite amateur experience boxing all over, it was Skeete’s first time fighting out of the Capital during his five and a half year pro career: “As a pro I’ve never been away from London, it was a little different and the ring walk it was a bit hostile but from the midway point I could only hear my crowd. I had great support up there.”
Moving forward, the Penge supremo is hoping to be back out in early summer defending his newly won belts.
“Hopefully July will be my first defence - I was mandatory, so there won’t be another one called for a few months. That should allow me to bank some voluntary defences.”
Skeete also holds the WBO European Welterweight Title and finds himself sitting pretty in sixth place in their World Title order of merit amongst some elite fighters.
“I’ve got a good ranking with the WBO, I’d love to keep chipping away in the rankings and who knows in another year or so get a shot at World honours. But my priority is getting the British Title outright first.”