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Luke Wilton out to ambush Kevin Satchell in Liverpool on Saturday night

READY: Luke Wilton

READY: Luke Wilton

  • by Nicky Fullerton
 

Luke Wilton will look to do a ‘Ricky Hatton’ demolition job on Kevin Satchell in the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night.

East Belfast fighter Wilton will challenge Satchell for the Liverpool fighter’s British and Commonwealth titles and after training at Hatton’s gym on Thursday - Wilton says he will be ‘Hatton’ like against Satchell.

“He likes to stay at range, but I intend wearing him down and Hatton loved working the body.

“That is something I have been working on and we will see how it goes on Saturday night.

“It was great to be at Ricky’s gym and to see the man himself. He gave me a few tips and words of advice, but it is up to me to deliver in Liverpool on Saturday night,” he added.

And Wilton says preparation for the fight could not have gone any better.

“Training was spot-on. I have sparred over one hundred rounds and I am feeling fit and strong.

“We have all worked hard to get me this opportunity and I am determined to take it.

“This is my world title and I am confident I will be British and Commonwealth come Saturday night,” added Wilton.

And Belfast’s Martin Rogan has been drawn with former World title challenger Albert Sosnowski in the quater-finals of the Prizefighter International Heavyweights III at the York Hall on Saturday night.

And the winner of that clash will face either Audley Harrison or Denmark’s Claus Bertino in the first semi-final.

And Rogan cannot wait to get started in Bethnell Green.

“I am ready to go and I will go in there and give it everything. The draw is not important. You just have to fight who they put in front of you.

“I won Prizefighter in 2008 and history will repeat itself on Saturday night,” added Rogan.

And finally the Irish Elite Finals take place at the National Stadium in Dublin on Friday night.

Local fighters Michael Conlan, Tommy McCarthy, Willie McLaughlin and TJ Waite will all be looking to get their hands on an Elite title.

But fight of the night will be between Ken Egan and Joe Ward at light-heavyweight.

 

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