Bradley Skeete vs. Shayne Singleton Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 10/22/16
Singleton vs. Skeete
Boxing: Saturday, October 22, 2016 (Motorpoint Arena)
The Line: Singleton +1100 / Skeete -1700 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Bradley Skeete and Shayne Singleton fight Saturday afternoon at the Motorpoint Arena for the British welterweight title.
Bradley Skeete enters this fight with a 24-1 record that includes 11 knockouts. Skeete has won his last six fights and is coming off a July win over Alexandre Lepelley. Skeete has been rolling since his loss to Frankie Gavin and will be fighting for the seventh time since 2015. Skeete is a long, rangy boxer who stands in at 6’1” and is able to use his length to throw off his opponent. Skeete’s defense is above average and his power has shown recently with six of his last eight victories ending in stoppage. We’re starting to see the best Skeete has to offer as he’ll just turn 29 years old before this fight and that’s great news for boxing fans in the UK and across the world. Skeete has fought his whole career in the United Kingdom, his birthplace.
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Shayne Singleton enters this fight with a 23-1 record that includes eight knockouts. Singleton has won three straight fights and is coming off a May win over Adil Anwar. Singleton has bounced back nicely since his loss to Sam Eggington and two of his eight career knockouts have come in his last three victories. Singleton is an aggressive boxer in the ring who does a great job of mixing in combinations and knows how to jump on his opponent when the chance opens up. Knockout power has never been Singleton’s trademark, but he is a tough guy who doesn’t go down easily and usually simply outworks the guy he’s sharing the ring with. Singleton has fought his whole career in the United Kingdom, his birthplace.
Singleton is going to put up a fight and will get some good shots in to make this fight worthy for however long it lasts. The problem is Singleton just isn’t on the level of Skeete and it’s a massive step up in competition compared to the guys he’s fought in the past. Skeete will take advantage of Singleton's aggressiveness and can simply outbox him round to round. There’s no reason why Skeete shouldn’t win this fight by knockout or unanimous decision.
Skeete wins his seventh straight bout.