Belfast’s Luke Wilton is up for Kevin Satchell challenge in Liverpool

WARRIOR: Luke Wilton
WARRIOR: Luke Wilton

LUKE Wilton has a double incentive to beat Kevin Satchell in Liverpool on February 23.

The east Belfast fighter was supposed to face champion Satchell for the Liverpool fighters British title - but now the Commonwealth belt has been added to the mix.

It now means Wilton will fight for the British and Commonwealth titles on the same night - and the talented flyweight cannot wait to get started.

“It is great that it is for both titles - but I am just focused on beating Satchell.

“It will be great to get my hands on both titles and I can’t wait to get started.

“Satchell is a rangy guy - but I will be ready for the challenge that he brings to the table.

“I am determined to get the job done and bring the belts back to Belfast.

“It will be great to able to defend those titles in Belfast - but I know it will be tough against Satchell and I will have to deliver on the night.

“Training and preparation is going really well and I will be ready for February 23,” he added.

And what are his thoughts on his opponent Satchell?

“I haven’t really taken a look at him. I leave that to my dad Alio and Bernardo Checa. They will have a look at him, devise a game plan and I will carry out the instructions they give me,”added Wilton.

And exciting Belfast prospect Daniel ‘Insane’ McShane has been added to the undercard of the European title fight between Belfast’s Carl Frampton and Spanish champion Kiko Martinez at the Odyssey on Febuary 9.

McShane is unbeaten in his two professional fights to date and he will be looking to impress in front of his home support.

Also on the Odyssey bill Martin Lindsay will challenge Lee Selby for his British title, Jamie Conlan will take on Yaqub Kareem for the Commonwealth super flyweight title and at middleweight Andy Lee will battle it out with Anthony Fitzgerald in an all Irish clash.