Date: 4th June 2017 at 3:29pm
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At the Brentwood Arena last night, Bradley Skeete realised his dream of winning a Lonsdale Belt outright.

Matched against Shayne Singleton, Skeete stopped his opponent in the fifth round of a bout scheduled for twelve rounds.

Having won the belt by beating Sam Eggington back in March 2016, Skeete has successfully defended the British welterweight crown against ? John Thain and now Wayne Singleton, stretching his professional record to 26-1.

Skeete also holds the WBO European having beaten Anzor Gamgebeli back in February 2015.

However, his promoter Frank Warren, ahead of the defence against Singleton had remarked about his charge,

?Bradley is a lovely fella who is improving all the time but, to my mind, he now needs to step it up in a big way.

?I make no secret of the fact that Bradley should have moved on from domestic level by now. His rightful place is in big, meaningful fights designed to prepare him for a shot at a world title.

?Wanting to win a Lonsdale belt outright is all very well, but it is holding him back and it is expensive.

?He is levels above the British title so I am afraid people aren?t that fussed about watching someone retain the title in a routine exercise.

?The man he beat comprehensively to win the title, Sam Eggington, is now European champion and that tells you all you need to know.?

Is now the time for Bradley Skeete to stride on to far better things?