Bradley Skeete says that this will be the best year of his career and is determined to end it as the British Welterweight Champion.
Skeete, 26, makes the first defence of the WBA Intercontinental title against tough Italian Giuseppe Loriga at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday 12th April.
Birmingham ace Frankie Gavin is the reigning British Champion, but is looking to make a move onto the world scene later year which means Skeete could fight for the vacant title if Gavin vacates or face Gavin.
Either way Skeete says he’ll achieve his dream of winning the prestigious belt.
Skeete said, "It has always been my ambition to win the British title before going onto the world stage and I’ve set myself a target to win it by the end of the year,"
"Frankie Gavin’s holding it at the moment. He’s a top fighter, the best in Britain, he’s cleaned up domestically to win the belt outright with three defences so it’s his property,"
"If Gavin’s still holding it and I have to fight him for it then it’s one of those things that has to be done and it will be a belter of a fight between us - two undefeated fighters meeting,"
"Or if he moves to the European and World stage and he vacates the title then I’m prepared to face who ever else is in line for it, I’ll fight anyone and no one is getting in the way of my dream."
He added, "I can’t take anything for granted against Loriga. He’s experienced and has mixed on the world scene, although he was stopped by Chavez Jr. in nine rounds it was at middleweight and he’ll be a huge welterweight when he gets in the ring with me."
"It’s a crucial fight for me to win and it’s important to put on a great performance for my fans. It’s the fourth time in a row that I’ve boxed at the Copper Box Arena and I always bring a huge support with me and they create a great atmosphere."
March 20, 2014