Luke Wilton up for British title showdown against Kevin Satchell in Liverpool

Luke Wilton
Luke Wilton

Luke Wilton will fulfil a lifetime ambition when he faces Kevin Satchell for the British Flyweight title in Liverpool on February 23.

East Belfast lad Wilton finally gets his chance to get his hands on a Lonsdale belt when he faces Champion Satchell on the David Price bill at the Echo Arena and ‘Winky’ says he can’t wait to get started.

“This is my world title. When I first pulled on the gloves all those years ago I wanted to win the British title. That was always my aim and on February 23 I am going to get my hands on that belt.

“When heard the news I was buzzing and now I can’t wait to face Satchell in Liverpool,” he added.

And Wilton says he will be in the shape of his life when he takes part in the biggest fight of his professional career.

“I can’t wait to get into full training on Monday. I have been ticking over - but I am going to put my heart and soul into the training camp. I have to be in great shape for this fight and we are even thinking about going away and having a training camp in Tenerife.

“This is the biggest fight of my career - so I want to prepare as best I can for the fight.

“It would be good to get away from all the day to day distractions and just concentrate on the fight - but we will wait and see what happens,” said Wilton.

And Wilton believes he will have Satchell’s number come fight night.

“He is tall and rangy and I don;t think he is a big puncher. He has nine wins from nine fight and he will be full of confidence. But I am also full of confidence. I am unbeaten in nine and I have six to seven knock-outs in those fights.

“We will find out on February 23 what his power is like and he will also sample my power. I am going to win this fight and bring the belt back to Belfast.

“I have waited a long time for this fight to be signed, sealed and delivered and I am going to be crowned British Champion on February, Satchell is fighting in his backyard, but that does not worry me. I am taking a big support with me and they will make plenty of noise.”