Lejarraga Wins EBU Welterweight Title, Drops and Stops Bradley Skeete in Spain
By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Bilbao, Spain (April 29th, 2018)– 25-0 Kerman Lejarraga of Bilbao, Spain, has 20 knockouts, an 80 percent knockout ratio.
After knocking down 27-1 Bradley Skeete of London, United Kingdom three times in the second round, Skeete’s corner threw the towel in, ending the bout on April 28, 2018, at Bilbao Arena, in Bilbao, Spain, giving Lejarraga the vacant European Boxing Union Welterweight title.
Skeete, the former British BBB of C, Commonwealth British Empire and WBO European champion, was the boxer. Lejarraga, a former Spanish Welterweight champion and WBA International champion, remains the puncher, dropping Skeete first with ahead shot, then twice more with power body shots.
Lejarraga is sort of a Carlos Monzon style Spain unknown, a welterweight successor to Carlos Manuel Baldomir. Nobody knows who Lajarraga is. Errol Spence Jr. might get to know who Lajarraga is, shortly, if he continues on his upward trend and lays waste to the 147-pound division en route to a world title shot.
Result: Kerman Lejarraga TKO 2 Bradley Skeete, Welterweights (1:45)
Lejarraga Wins Vacant EBU European Welterweight title.
Skeete Was Down Three Times in the Second Round. Skeete Corner Threw in the Towel. EBU Supervisor: Marco Giuliani
Referee: Daniel Van Der Wiele