WBO European welterweight champion, Bradley Skeete, is set to defend his crown against Frenchman, Alex Lepelley at the Ice Arena in Cardiff, Wales on July 16th.
Skeete, making the fourth defence of his title against Lepelley, will be hoping to improve upon his brilliant performance against Sam Eggington where he claimed both the British and Commonwealth titles.
“It’s my first fight since winning the British and Commonwealth belts back in March and I’m looking to mark my return with a big performance,” said, Skeete. “I’ve got a strong rating with the WBO so it’s important to make another successful defence of my European title and keep pressing on towards a world title shot.
“My ultimate goal is to win a world title; it’s something I’ve dreamt of since I first started out in boxing. Now I’ve got the British title my short-term goal is to win it outright. I’ll be making three defences of that and making it my own.”
“Fighting up in Birmingham was a brilliant experience for me and I really enjoyed it. It didn’t seem like I was fighting away at all and I’m expecting a similar experience down in Wales. I’ve heard it’s a great place to fight and they really know their boxing.
“Rigondeaux is one of the modern greats of boxing and to be fighting on the same card as him is great for me. We might not get another chance to see him in the flesh in the UK so I’ll be making sure I stick around to watch him take on Jazza.”
Skeete vs. Lepelley will feature on the undercard of the WBA super bantamweight title clash between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Jazza Dickens.
Also on the card, British and Commonwealth super welterweight champion, Liam Williams, will square off against undefeated, WBO Intercontinental champion, Gary Corcoran.
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