"New kid on the block" Skeete is feeling super confident ahead of Southern Area title fight

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In confident mood: "Super" Skeete is ready to take on his south London rival Chas Symonds

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Bradley “Super” Skeete is confident he can beat his bitter south London rival Chas Symonds at the ExCel Arena this Saturday.

After cancellations and pre-fight verbal exchanges the pair will finally square-off for the Southern Area welterweight title, which is guaranteed to be a hotly-contested affair.

But Skeete, 25, from Battersea, who has so far succeeded in all of his nine pro outings since entering the paid ranks in October 2010, feels he has the edge over Symonds, the defending champion from Croydon.

He said: “Of course Symonds will be confident of beating me because he’s the champion and he’s been around for a while but I’m the new kid on the block.

“Symonds has been around for so long and he’s never been past the Southern Area title phase but I’m looking to go much, much further than him.”

“Bomber” Symonds, 30, last fought in April when he claimed the Southern Area belt after outpointing Darryl Still at the Coronet Theatre.

Skeete said: “If I can’t beat Chas Symonds then I’ll be wasting my time but I’m definitely super-confident that I will beat Chas Symonds.”

This bout in one of six title bouts featured in Frank Warren’s final show of the year headlined by Ricky Burn’s WBO World lightweight defence against Jose Ocampo.

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