Bradley Skeete has elected to vacate his British title.
It was March of 2016 when the 30 year old won the strap from Sam Eggington via unanimous decision. Of note, the Tooting, London, UK fighter achieved this in Eggington’s home city of Birmingham, West Midlands.
In just a year’s time, Skeete would go on to defend his British crown three consecutive times; giving him the illustrious pleasure of owning the title outright.
In a statement realized on Twitter, Skeete confirmed his decision to vacate and expressed his gratitude by typing the following:
“Me and my team have made the decision to vacate my Lonsdale belt. It was a childhood dream of mine to win this title. Not only did I succeed in winning it I went on to make three successful defences. I now have the prestigious honour of owning the belt outright. I feel it is now time to move on from domestic level. My decision was made easier knowing my good friend and @iBoxGym stablemate @Johnny_Garton was next in line to fight for the title. I’d like to wish him all the best. No one deserves it more then him.”
Skeete (27-2, 12 KOs), who had hopes of beating Kerman Lejarraga (26-0, 21 KOs) in April and fighting on the world level afterward, fell short of his goal when he was knocked down multiple times by Lejarraga; forcing his corner to throw in the towel.
According to Promoter Frank Warren, the former British champion will return to the ring and compete on his October 20 fight card.
By: Cessell Robinson