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Luke Wilton accepts last minute offer to fight British Champion Lee Haskins

LUKE Wilton has accepted a last minute offer to to fight British bantamweight champion Lee Haskins in Bristol tomorrow night.

Having received a call late Thursday night the former British flyweight title challenger takes the bout at days notice, but jumped at the chance to trade leather with a champion live on Channel 5.

The Belfast puncher replaces Ghana’s Cobbida Johnson after he failed a medical examination just hours before today’s weigh-in.

Johnson himself was acting as a late replacement after visa complications ruled Elton Dharry of the USA out of the bout.

However, a hospital brain scan showed abnormalities yesterday evening, co-promoters Chris and Jamie Sanigar were left with just hours to find another replacement.

Wilton was contacted last night and immediately accepted the offer to box Haskins.


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