'Corruption and incompetence' – Bradley Skeete retires from boxing aged 34 after watching Catterall 'robbed' vs Taylor

BRADLEY SKEETE has announced his retirement aged 34 after watching Jack Catterall get 'robbed' against Josh Taylor.

The boxing world fumed after Catterall, 28, was controversially beaten by Taylor, 31, via split-decision in Scotland.

Uproar has led to an official investigation by the British Boxing Board of Control, it was confirmed.

Similarly, the BBoBC reviewed Skeete's recent loss in December to Hamzah Sheeraz, who landed THREE punches while the Londoner was downed.

Skeete was later stopped but Sheeraz, 22, should have been disqualified by referee Steve Gray.

The BBoBC spoke with Gray and accepted his decision not to DQ Sheeraz – instead offering support to order a rematch.

In light of Catterall's heartbreaking loss to Taylor, Skeete has decided to hang up his gloves.

He posted on Instagram: "After watching last nights fight and seeing the shocking decision against Jack Catterall I’m glad I’ve made the decision to walk away from boxing.

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"From top to bottom it’s corruption and incompetence at its finest!

"It’s not the first and definitely won’t be the last time a fighter is blatantly cheated and robbed and nothing will be done about it!

"No doubt the BBBofC will look at it and just sweep it under the carpet as usual!

"The sport is becoming a joke it’s embarrassing! On that note I’m out. Thanks but no thanks."

Catterall called himself the 'Uncrowned King' in a social media post as he reflected on his first career defeat.

He wrote: "Nothing will ever change how I feel about Saturday. I won that fight. I came to the champions country and gave him a lesson.

"The decision doesn’t sit well with me and i don’t think it ever will. They stole a moment in my life il never get back.

"I stand with everyone and agree big changes need to be made, the corruption in the sport we all love is so damaging.

"The support I’ve received since has been overwhelming and for that I thank you all. Uncrowned King."

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