| 17 October 1987 (age 29)
Tooting, London, England (1987-10-17) |
Sam Eggington, Frankie Gavin, Liam Williams, Frank Buglioni, Billy Joe Saunders
Bradley Skeete (born 17 October 1987) is a British boxer who became British welterweight champion in March 2016.
Born in Tooting, Skeete made his professional debut in October 2010 with a points win against Billy Smith. In December 2012 he Stopped Chas Symonds in four rounds to take the BBBofC Southern Area welterweight title, successfully defending it in March 2013 against Peter McDonagh.
In November 2013 he beat Colin Lynes by unanimous decision to take the English welterweight title. In his next fight he beat Christopher Sebire to take the vacant WBA Inter-Continental welterweight title. He successfully defended the inter-continental title in April 2014, stopping Tobia Giuseppe Loriga in the seventh round.
In November 2014 he faced Frankie Gavin at the ExCel Arena for the latter's British title and the vacant Commonwealth title. The fight went the distance with Gavin getting the decision, inflicting the first defeat of Skeete's career.
In February 2015, Skeete beat Anzor Gamgebeli to take the vacant WBO European welterweight title, and successfully defended it four months later, stopping Mark Thompson in the third round. He followed this with a second defence against Stevie Williams in November 2015.
In March 2016 he convincingly beat defending champion Sam Eggington to add the British and Commonwealth titles.
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