BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Former British champion Bradley Skeete is targeting a ring return after losing more than two stone in weight.
The Tooting-born fighter, 33, has not boxed since December 2018.
But Skeete, above, has got back into tip-top shape after opting to be trained by Sheffield-based Dominic Ingle since September.
The ex-Earlsfield ABC amateur is a free agent promotionally. He is moving up to super-welterweight.
“I know I can make welter but I feel this is a fresh start and time to step up,” said Skeete. “The only fight that would interest me at 147 [pounds] is Conor Benn.
“Eddie Hearn [Matchroom Boxing] was in touch in June or July to offer me that but I wasn’t in the gym or training.
“Now I’m more than happy to take that fight.
“I’d like to have a chat with Eddie, I think he is doing good things and he has got a lot of dates and shows coming up.
“It’s a business at the end of the day. If the right opportunity comes up then I’ll fight on any platform.
“All the time I feel good and I’m winning then age is just a number. I’ve got the sort of style that means I haven’t taken too much punishment. I feel fresh and brand new. The time off has done me good.”
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