Bradley Skeete (23-0 10KOs) claimed both the Commonwealth and British welterweight titles with a well deserved, unanimous decision victory over Sam Eggington (17-3 9KOs) at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.
Skeete was able to build an early lead by using his jab effectively and out-boxing his opponent.
Eggington, unable to break Skeete down, found himself staging a late rally in order to keep hold of his titles. Unfortunately, it was too little, too late for Eggington who found himself once again out-boxed in the final round.
At the end of the evenings affairs, the judges at ringside scored the bout 117-112, 116-113, and 115-113.
“It means the world to me to get these belts,” an ecstatic Skeete told Sky Sports. “I thought I did enough to win. I knew I had to up it, especially being in Birmingham. For 10 weeks, I’ve just had Sam on my mind. It was wicked. Respect to Sam.”
Eggington, gracious in defeat, said “I had it close, but I’m in the ring, it is what it is and we’ll see what comes next. My bravery got ahead of me in the middle of the fight, I was walking in and taking shots on my forehead for no reason.”