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Butcher: Wilton won’t cut it with me

IAIN Butcher has told Irish fight fans Luke Wilton won’t be able to cut it with when the pair fight for the vacant British flyweight title.

The Scot, who like Irish fighters Anthony Fitzgerald, Declan Geraghy, David MaGuire and Jamie Conlan trains in the MGM Marbella, will face Wilton on a yet to be confirmed date and venue for the title and is confident ahead of the clash.

Indeed, Butcher, who like ‘Winky’ lost when challenging former champion Kevin Satchell for the title, claims he is levels above the Belfast fighter in every department.

“I studied him a bit then, and he’s a come-forward boxer,” he said.

“Technically, he’s not up to my standard, and I feel I’m a better boxer than him. I’m sharper, faster, younger and fresher than him.”

“I was meant to box him last January in a final eliminator for the British Title, but they pulled out due to problems with the contract,” Butcher added.

Reports last week suggested the clash would play out in Liverpool on the undercard of Derry Matthew’s World title challenge, but nothing has been confirmed just yet. Purse bids were registered yesterday but results have yet to be confirmed.


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