Luke Wilton out to silence Kevin Satchell’s fans at Echo Arena

PREPARED: Luke Wilton
PREPARED: Luke Wilton

Luke Wilton will enter enemy territory on Saturday night as he faces Kevin Satchell for the Liverpool fighter’s British and Commonwealth flyweight titles.

The clash takes place at the Echo Arena which is in Satchell’s backyard, so east Belfast lad Wilton can expect a warm welcome when he enters the ring.

But Wilton says he has no problem facing Satchell in his home town.

“I am looking forward to it and yes he is the home fighter, which gives him a wee bit of an edge, but I am going there to win the belts and bring them back to Belfast.

“And I also have a few hundred fans coming over to support me in Liverpool and they will make some noise.

“Belfast boxing fans always support their fighters and I really appreciate all the people who are travelling over to cheer me on,” he added.

And Wilton says his team of father Alio and Bernardo Checa have done their homework on Satchell.

“They have come up with a game plan and it is up to me to execute that plan.

“Training and sparring has gone well and I am ready to get the job done in Liverpool and I am ready to do what it takes,” said Wilton.

But champion Satchell says he is also ready to deliver on Saturday night.

“I’m feeling confident. I know he’s a good kid with a good record but I’m confident

“I’ll be too big and strong and come fight night I know I’ll be at my best.

“It does help having a height and weight advantage but it’s what we’ve been working on tactically over the last couple of weeks that makes me so confident,” he added.

Meanwhile Anthony Cacace will show case his talents Stateside in March.

Cacace will be joined by Ray Ginley and Joe Hillerby on a show in Chicago.

And finally Willie Casey has been added to the bill at the Fairways Hotel in Dundalk on March 9.

Declan Trainor, James Tennyson, Matthew Wilton and Daniel ‘Insane’ McShane will also feature on the show.