News | May 02 2018

Bradley Skeete on title defeat: “They had masks on their faces and made crazy noises”

Bradley Skeete came up short in a European title fight with Kerman Lejarraga on Saturday (April 28) but is determined to learn from it, writes Elliot Worselll
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BRADLEY SKEETE is still in Spain. He’s not there against his will, nor is he wallowing in the disappointment of a second round stoppage loss to Kerman Lejarraga last Saturday (April 28). Instead, Skeete has swapped Bilbao for Alicante – “I got on the first fight out of there” – and is using a few days of sun, beer and normality to put his second career defeat in perspective.

It figures to be a long, painful process, but Skeete, as grounded as any boxer in Britain, is already making good progress.

“We knew he (Lejarraga) was a big puncher, so going in there my game plan was to get behind my jab, get that going, suss him out, and see what he had,” he told Boxing News on Tuesday (May 1).


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