Luke Wilton is ready to get his hands on British Flyweight title

READY: Luke Wilton
READY: Luke Wilton

Luke Wilton is ready to go into the trenches when he challenges Kevin Satchell at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on February 23.

The east Belfast flyweight will be looking to get his hands on the rangy Satchell’s British and Commonwealth titles on the undercard of David Price’s heavyweight showdown against Tony Thompson.

Wilton - a winner of his last nine fights on the trot - has been training at the Eastside Gym under the watchful eyes of father Alio and Bernardo Checa in preparation for the biggest fight of his professional career.

But what does fighting for the British title mean to the hard hitting east Belfast lad?

“This is my World Championship fight. The British title and the belt that goes with it, is the one I have always wanted.

“I have trained really hard for the fight and I want to get my hands on the British title.

“We have had to go the hard way to get here and I am determined to get my hands on the British and the Commonwealth belts.

“Those belts are coming back to Belfast with me and I want my first defence to be in Belfast,” he added.

But Wilton knows that Satchell will be no pushover and he expects a tough encounter,

“Satchell is a good fighter and he is fighting in his home town, but I am ready for this.

“I think I will have to wear him down, but I am determined to get the job done.

“Training has gone really well and I have flying. Sparring is over and done with and I have done over 100 rounds.

“Nothing will stop me getting my hands on those belts,” stated Wilton.

And Luke’s father and coach Alio believes his has got himself into tremendous shape for the encounter.

“Training has been spot-on and we are ready to go. It is tough going over there to face Satchell in his backyard, but Luke is ready for this challenge.

“We are looking forward to it and there is not long to wait now.

“There is a great support going over with him and that support is very much appreciated.

“We have all worked hard to get us into this position.

“It has not been easy - but we are here now and Luke is ready to deliver,” said Alio.

Meanwhile Tyson Fury says he is willing to fight Price in the summer.

After defeating Kevin Johnson in Belfast last December the former Irish champion said Price was playing catch up and needed to earn a shot at him in the ring

However, the heavyweight giant, who fights Steve Cunningham in New York in April, claims once he gets past his next challenge he will come looking for Price.

“I am stating now that I want to fight David Price in a WBC eliminator this summer,” he said.

“I am in camp now for Cunningham.

“But once this fight is out of the way I want Price and so let the happy TV bidding begin,” added Fury.