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Bradley Skeete is back with a new team

Published On Sunday, November 8, 2020By Tim Rickson
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Bradley Skeete primed for ring return

Former British and Commonwealth welterweight champion Bradley Skeete (28-3, 13KOs) announced a dramatic ring return with a brand new setup on November 8.

The 33-year-old unexpectedly declared on Facebook, "So after taking a break from boxing. I’m now back full time training. I’ve moved to Sheffield and have joined the famous Ingle Gym. I’m currently looking for sponsorship to help support me in my professional boxing career. If anyone is interested or knows someone who would be interested in sponsoring me, please contact me to discuss further. Thank you! #TeamSuperSkeete"

Skeete took a break from boxing after losing two from three fights in 2018.

Formerly trained by Alan Smith and Eddie Lamm out of the iBox Gym in Bromley, Skeete has now decided to resurrect his boxing career with trainer Dominic Ingle almost two years on from his last fight.

Over his 31 professional contests, debuting back in October 2010, the Penge puncher has had a glittering career to be proud of, collecting Southern Area, English, British and Commonwealth titles at welterweight. He has also lifted a WBA Inter-Continental title and held the WBO European belt from 2015-2017.

When the Londoner stepped up to European level in November 2018, he met his match in hard-hitting Spaniard Kerman Lejarraga (31-2, 24KOs), who had 24 wins with 19KOs at the time. Skeete was felled in round two in Bilbao, and ended the year in the same fashion when unknown Argentinian Diego Ramirez (21-4, 6KOs) repeated the same result, which led to Bradley hanging up his gloves.

As an amateur, Skeete won 77 from 99 bouts and was a Haringey Box Cup champion in 2008, then ABA runner-up (to Mark Heffron) in 2009.

As a pro, he won seven welterweight titles and dominated the division for a long time domestically, becoming one of very few fighters - around 50 only - to own a Lonsdale belt outright, adding his name to a prestigious list of boxing lgends that includes Lennox Lewis, Randy Turpin, Alan Minter, Herol Graham, and more recently Billy Joe Saunders and Kell Brook.

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