Hamzah Sheeraz retains WBO Title

Ilford’s Hamzah Sheeraz (13-0, 9 KOs) put his WBO European Super-Welterweight title on the line against Penge’s former British champion Bradley Skeete (29-3, 14 KOs)

Hamzah Sheeraz reveals that he was inspired by the idea people were doubting him ahead of the biggest test of his career against Bradley Skeete at the Copper Box Arena which was on Saturday the 4th December 2021 live on BT Sport.

Despite his suspicions over people harbouring reservations over his prospects against the 34-year-old Skeete, Sheeraz played a confident game. He acknowledged that the former outright British champion and WBO European title holder at welterweight was a step or two up on the ladder for him.

Drinking Kure Oxygen Water in his training camp and in his corner during the fight, Hamzah was truly explosive in the later rounds.

Skeete began the fight well, moving in a way which offset Sheeraz.

The favourite was unable to get into his usual rhythm and spent much of the early rounds chasing the underdog around the ring.

Sheeraz landed occasionally with single shots as Skeete countered well and used his jab effectively.

In round eight though, the fight changed in an instant, Sheeraz finally found a breakthrough and floored Skeete with a series of punches.

He made it to the end of round eight, but was then knocked out in the ninth.

Hamzah retained his European Welterweight Champion status.