Wilton determined to grab chance against Satchell

Luke Wilton
Luke Wilton

Luke Wilton has never done anything the easy way.

The talented east Belfast fighter will face Kevin Satchell for the Liverpool fighter’s British and Commonwealth Flyweight titles on Saturday night - with the odds stacked against him.

Satchell is unbeaten, is fighting in his home town and promoter Frank Maloney thinks he’s the next big thing in the division.

But none of this will phase Wilton as he enters the ring at the Echo Arena because he has earned the right to be there.

Wilton - his dad Alio and the rest of the family circle deserve this opportunity - after running shows and putting the amount of work in that they have - to get Luke into this position.

Wilton had feared after all his hard work that he was being frozen out of a chance of fighting for the British title - so what did the Belfast fighter think when the title shot was presented to him?

“It’s a British and Commonwealth Title shot, I’ve been crying out for it, so you can’t turn it down and you have to the beat the Champion in his own backyard, I’ve no qualms about going over there and fighting him,” he said.

“I have got here the hard way and I am now more determined to get the job done, due to the work everyone has put in.”

But Wilton knows he will have to be at his best if he is to get his hands on the British and Commonwealth titles.

“He is a big strong flyweight, he stopped Chris Edwards – the Road Warrior – who fought them all and beat most of them, but I feel Edwards was over the hill, that was his last fight and was it going to be his last fight. You can’t take it away from him, he went in and performed, it is going to be a hard fight for me, but it is a fight I think I can win.

“He is tall, he likes to work on the outside, but I see stuff that I can exploit.

“I will concentrate on my strengths and doing everything right and do not see why I can’t beat him.

“We have a gameplan and it is up to me to execute it on the night,” he added.

And what would it mean to Wilton to be the British Fltweight champion?

“This is my World title fight. This is the one I have always wanted. I know have my chance to win a British title and I am determined to get the job done.

“Sparring and training has gone well and I am now just ready to go. I will be British and Commonwealth champion on Saturday night,” he added.

And who would argue.