I have seen some of the comments circulating on social media and some are directed at myself and referee Steve Gray. I said during my post fight interview and now after watching it back, I did appear to hit Bradley Skeete while he was down but this was not and would never be an intentional act.
Things happen in fights and during any combat sport but above all else, especially in boxing we have to remember this is a sport of gentleman.
Bradley Skeete boxed superbly and must be feeling aggrieved that his performance did not bear fruit, but I am not and will never be a cheat although I concede that an unintentional foul could of cost me the fight and then I would be asking for redemption.
Based on this, the only honourable thing to do, so to put matters to rest is to offer Bradley Skeete a rematch. There was not a rematch clause in the contract, this is me asking my team to make the fight so that there is no controversy or criticism going forward.
To get to where I am going, I can leave no stone un-turned and no question-marks on my record. Therefore providing the BBBofC, WBO and of course Bradley's team are in agreement, we will rematch in early 2022 and hopefully this will settle any controversy once and for all.
May the best man win.”
WBO Super Welterweight European Champion
Sheeraz was born in Slough, Berkshire, England into a family of fighters. His grandfather and uncle were both boxers, the latter winning ten national amateur titles for the Slough and Pinewood Star Clubs. Sheeraz was first directed to a gym by his uncle at the age of eight and had his first bout at 12. He went on to become a three-time finalist at the national junior championships. However, he became disillusioned with the sport after being overlooked for the Commonwealth Youth Championships and took a year off to focus on an electrician's apprenticeship. A meeting with his then-trainer Lenny Butcher led him to come back and try his hand as a professional. He is now signed by Hall of Fame boxing promoter Frank Warren and is a WBO European Super Welterweight Champion having successfully defended his WBO Super Welterweight belt once again on 4/12/21 defeating Bradley Skeete in the ninth round. Hamzah is now training in the USA in L.A. with trainer Ricky Funez