British champ questions Wilton’s desire and Clonlan’s eligibility
By Jonny Stapleton
LORD of the British Fly’s Chris Edwards says he is willing to put his British title on the line against either of Belfast’s little men, but claims Luke Wilton isn’t too interested and Jamie Conlan isn’t eligible.
Both Wilton have Conlan are set for big fights on separate cards in October and September respectfully. Both fighters are keen on a domestic title shots and there has been talk of break through bouts and possible Autumn title shots.
‘Winky’ Wilton tops a Peace Promotions Ulster Hall bill and is said to be lining up a Commonwealth title tilt and and has continually expressed a desire to fight for British title.
The unbeaten Conlan will be on a massive Matchroom fight menu on September 22 to included Martin Lindsay, Carl Frampton and possibly Paul McCloskey and was hoping to challenge for a title of some sorts in front of his home crowd,
Veteran Edwards, 36, told Irish-boxing.com he is willing to let either attempt to prise the title from his grasp, but isn’t confident either will be able to take up his offer.
“I haven’t heard anything about fighting Jamie Conlan in September. Luke Wilton? Yes, but I guess he doesn’t want it and doesn’t want to get in the ring against me. They haven’t got back to me re the fight,” Edwards said.
“I’m waiting hear about a fight. I will fight anyone anywhere! Jamie has only done four and six round fights. He needs do an eight, 10 or 12 or he won’t get the fight with the boxing board.”