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KERMAN LEJARRAGA STORMS TO VICTORY AGAINST BRADLEY SKEETE IN BILBAO, SPAIN

Bilbao, Spain (May 1, 2018) On Saturday night in Bilbao, Spain, in front
of a packed Bilbao Arena, undefeated world ranked *Kerman Lejarraga* (25-0,
20 KOs) knocked out British contender *Bradley Skeete* (27-2, 12 KOs), of
London, in the second round of their scheduled 12-rounder.

Cheered on by the hometown crowd of over 10,000 fight fans, the
heavy-handed Lejarraga did not disappoint, dropping Skeete hard to the
canvas at the opening of the second stanza with a battering right cross to
the jaw. Following up with a crushing left hook to the body, the
26-year-old Spaniard felled Skeete again, though he arose valiantly to
fight on.

However, with Lejarraga’s relentless onslaught, referee Daniel Van de Wiele
had no option but to call a halt to the carnage at the 1:45 mark of round
two.

“I’m very happy with my performance. I wanted to put on a good show for my
fans in Bilbao and I accomplished that,” said Lejarraga. “Give me the
opportunity, and I will take full advantage of it. Bring on the top
welterweights.”

Lejarraga is ranked #8 by the World Boxing Association.

The victory earned Lejarraga the vacant European Welterweight Title and
high praise from co-promoter *Lou DiBella*.

“What Kerman did last Saturday was very impressive. Bradley Skeete was a
fighter that everyone avoided and Frank Warren always had trouble matching.
Lejarraga took the challenge and dominated him,” said Lou DiBella,
President of DiBella Entertainment. “The European championship organization
mandated that Kerman box Skeete when the Frenchman pulled out of the show.
Kerman and his team in Spain had no hesitation in taking the bout, telling
Frank to stage the fight in Bilbao because they could fill the arena. They
even let Warren keep the TV rights for Box Nation just so Lejarraga could
get the international exposure.

“The MGZ Promotions group was very smart and knew something most others did
not; that Kerman Lejarraga is one of the best welterweights in the world,”
DiBella continued. “The opportunity allowed Kerman to shine in front of
10,000 hometown fans and an international audience watching the broadcast.
We will now bring him back to the United States to help grow his fan base
further. He is a very exciting fighter to watch with an all-action style
reminiscent of Arturo Gatti so American fight fans will find him very
appealing.”

“Kerman was in tremendous shape for this fight and really wanted to put on
a show for the stadium full of fans on Saturday night”, said *Jesus Del
Valle*, CEO of MGZ Promotions in Spain. “We have a great working
relationship with Lou DiBella and his team and look forward to having
Kerman fight in the United States again soon.”