British Welterweight Champion Bradley Skeete is in confident mood ahead of the first defence of his belt in Brentwood on November 25th, live on BoxNation.
‘Super Skeete’ lifted the Lord Lonsdale crown in March by out-pointing Sam Eggington. Now he headlines our Essex show against Edinburgh's John Thain.
Speaking to BoxNation on Facebook Live last month, the 29-year-old discussed how his current camp has gone, as well as his plans for 2017.
“I’ve had some great sparring, got loads of rounds in the bank. We’re just getting ready, brushing up on the last few things then we’re ready to go,” he said.
Opponent Thain stepped in to replace Shayne Singleton, who withdrew through injury. The 16-2 Scot has put together five straight wins to land his first professional title shot.
“My aim was to win the British Title, and now I’ve got it I want to win it outright,” added Skeete. “I’ve just seen today that I’m ranked number five with the IBF [Skeete is now number four] and I’m six with the WBO.
“I know a World Title fight is around the corner but my main goal is to win that British Title outright. Who knows next year could be a big year.”
IBF Champion Kell Brook may choose to vacate his belt, with Errol Spence Jr. his mandatory challenger. Further down the line the American could be a possible opponent for Skeete, but the Penge fighter is refusing to get ahead of himself.
“He’s a few levels above me at the moment, I’m not ashamed to say it. My main goal is to win the British Title outright. Once I’ve got that and if that phone rang, I’d be a fool not to take that fight,” he added.
Watch Bradley Skeete take on John Thain at the Brentwood Centre, live on BoxNation.