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Luke Wilton on British title mission

LUKE Wilton goes from chasing Stefan Slavchev around the ring last Saturday night to chasing a second British title shot-and this time the Belfast flyweight is determined to win the strap.

Wilton returned to winning ways in the Devinish over the weekend, but was disappointing and frustrated by his opponents spoil tactics. ‘Winky’ did take solace in the fact he got some rounds and a victory under his belt having lost in a stanza to bantamweight Lee Haskins last time out.

The Belfast fly is currently on a break, but will return to the gym in June on a British title mission.

“It was like trying to catch a sprinter. It was unbelievable, but a win is a win. All I wanted to do was get back to winning ways after the Lee Haskins fight. I got the six rounds rounds in too, which I can view as a bonus. Although I could have done 25 rounds at that pace. He just didn’t want to know, but there was nothing I could do about it. He held for his life I thought he should have been thrown out, but a win is a win,” Wilton said of his recent points win before highlighting his future plans.

“I am taking a break now and I will start back in the gym around June. I want to fight for the British title. I will improve again. I won’t to fight for the British title and win it this time. Kevin Satchell looks like vacating so I hope to get a shot at the vacant title. Hopefully we will know more over the next couple of weeks”.


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