Boxing results: Bradley Skeete defeats Sam Eggington

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Bradley Skeete wins the British and Commonwealth welterweight titles

BRADLEY SKEETE won the British and Commonwealth titles outpointing Sam Eggington at the Genting Arena in the latter’s hometown, Birmingham.

Skeete took the decision with scores of 117-112, 116-113 and 115-113.

“It means the world to me to get these belts,” he said. “I thought I did enough to win against [Frankie] Gavin but that experience took me through to this fight. Sam had a great crowd, I had a great crowd and it was a great, great fight,” Skeete told Sky Sports.

“I had Sam on my mind for 10 weeks. I knew how tough he is. People said it’s the boxer against the brawler but I knew Sam could box and I showed I can fight as well. Respect to Sam.”

Also on the bill, Kal Yafai, the British super-flyweight champion, working his way towards a world title shot, blitzed Dixon Flores in one round. Kal’s brother Gamal Yafai won the Commonwealth super-bantamweight strap, knocking out Bobby Jenkinson in seven rounds.

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