Bradley Skeete accepts fight against Frankie Gavin for British and Commonwealth Welterweight titles

Bradley Skeete is to challenge Frankie Gavin for the British and vacant Commonwealth welterweight titles at ExCel Arena on November 29.

The former Earlsfield ABC fighter, 26, has been added to the undercard of a number of other huge domestic showdowns, including Fury-Chisora II and Saunders-Eubank Jr, but has openly admitted until now that he was not at the level required to challenge for domestic honours.

However, that seems to have changed in the days since ‘Super’ Skeete registered a third knock-out in a row on Saturday against Leandro Mendes Pinto at York Hall.

“I’m ready for Gavin and I’ll beat him,” said the challenger to

“This fight has been building up for a while and I will break through into the mainstream with a win over a good champion like Gavin.  This is the fight that will really make my name.

“We’re both putting everything on the line, we’ve both got families to provide for, we’ve both got careers and the winner is a step closer to the world title.

“I’m unbeaten and I’ll remain unbeaten on the night.”

Gavin meanwhile, will be looking to bounce back from defeat in his last outing against European champion Leonard Bundu in August.

Speaking to, Gavin said: “I’m glad Skeete took the fight at last, it’s going to be a thriller on a huge night of boxing.

“He’s a good up-and-coming fighter, but I’ll be too much for him in terms of skill and experience. I commend him for taking the fight against me, but he’s really out of depth in this one.

“He says he wants it, but does he really mean that?  We’ll see on the night if he wants it more. I may have lost to Bundu, but it’s made me a hungrier and better fighter and I’ll show that against Skeete when I beat him.”

Picture courtesy of Jeffrey Pott, with thanks

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