Horn was a shock victor over Manny Pacquiao this year and Skeete, highly ranked with the WBO, was clamouring for that world title shot. “I was close to getting the Jeff Horn fight,” Bradley explained. “I would have beat Jeff Horn, 100 per cent. He was made for me.
“No disrespect for Gary, saying he’s an easy option, because I think it’s a tough fight. Gary’s a tough fight and he’s going out there to get the win. But it’s clear if you look down the list, I’m ranked number three. I was ready and available. We spoke broad terms and I agreed everything. They obviously went away, done their homework and then decided they didn’t want the fight.