Luke Wilton calls out Chris Edwards
By Jonny Stapleton
LUKE Wilton collected the International flyweight Masters title in Belfast last Saturday night passing his stiffest test to date in less than a round.
However, ’Winky’ wasn’t content with becoming master of the International flyweight universe via a shot He Man himself would have been proud of- and instantly set his sights on becoming lord of the domestic flys.
Within minutes of strapping the little known title around his waist Wilton called out British and Commonwealth flyweight champion Chris Edwards.
The Belfast little man is ranked number 2 in the British super flyweight rankings, but he adamant he will campaign at the lowest of the weights and wants to fight Edwards.
“Chris Edwards is the one I want. There is no point in me fighting Jamie Conlan. Nothing against him but he has nothing to offer me now. There has been talks with Chris Edwards,” Wilton explained.
Asked if he had a message for the 35 year old, Wilton said.
“Fight me. I will go to England. I have no problem going over there. I don’t get involved in any talks I leave that to my team. That goes for Jamie Conlan too I never turned down any fight with him. I will fight anyone, but I fight who I am told. I am number two in Britain at super flyweight, but I am campaigning at flyweight. I want the flyweight champion. Look at Chris Edwards he has fought Paul Edwards, Shinny Bayaar and Ashley Sexton. I am the only guy left to be honest, so why not get it on. Lets have a go,” he said before commenting on his win over
Francis Miyeyusho (31-10-2).
“He was very strong and wiry. I trained real hard for this fight and my preparation for the fight was 100 percent. I caught him with a right uppercut and he went down. I am getting better and I am starting to punch with a bit more authority too. I don’t know too much about this international masters title but not to worry, as long as it gets me a British title shot.”
Wilton topped a bill put together by his parents and had his father in his corner for the biggest test of his career. And Alan Wilton was more than happy with his son’s performance. ‘Alio’ also told Frank Maloney to get in touch to make a Edwards Wilton match.
“This kid had 18 kos out of 31 wins. You seen him there he came to win. He gave it all he had for a couple of minutes and he just got caught with a right hand. We were looking at a hard hard slog tonight. We prepared for that. We want a British title shot. We are number two in Britain we want Chris Edwards. Tell frank Maloney to call me and we will get it made. We don’t want anymore undercard six rounders. We need a title. The board should be sanctioning this kid for a British title. He needs to get the British title shot now.”