Former British Champion Bradley Skeete Retires From Boxing

Former British welterweight champion Bradley Skeete has retired from the sport, according to trainer Dominic Ingle.

After a two-and-a-half-year lay-off the Londoner returned last June, with new trainer Dominic Ingle in his corner, to record the 29th win of his career against Dale Arrowsmith in Sheffield.

Skeete, who has fought the likes of Frankie Gavin, Sam Eggington and Kerman Lejarraga, then took on super-welterweight prospect Hamzah Sheeraz for the WBO European super-welterweight title two months ago.

After dominating the fight there was a moment of controversy when Skeete was dropped by a shot in the eighth round which Sheeraz then followed up by punching his opponent when he was down. The fight was then over in the ninth when the up and comer stopped Skeete.

The outrage from the incident in round eight carried on for days with Skeete and Ingle calling for action to be taken by the British Boxing Board of Control and the WBO. Many believed the result should have been overturned and that referee Steve Gray should have disqualified Sheeraz on the night.

Ten weeks on, things have gone quiet on the fallout, and Sheeraz has moved up to middleweight with his next fight coming against Jez Smith on March 19.

Trainer Dominic Ingle held a ‘Q & A’ session on his Instagram yesterday with the responses posted in the story section of his account.

One person asked: “What’s next for Bradley Skeete. Surely plenty of nights left in him?”

Ingle responded, saying: “Retired, disillusioned with the game.”

After having his first bout in 2010 Skeete walks away with a record of 29 wins and 4 losses.