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Wilton’s focus is return to winning ways not title tilts for now

IT seemed like a shot to nothing. A win win situation. Luke Wilton jumped up two weights at two days notice to fight British bantamweight champion Lee Haskins live on Channel 5.

There certainly wasn’t any shame in defeat for the former British flyweight title challenger and the stoppage lose didn’t affect his domestic or European rankings. However, the loss doesn’t sit easy with the Belfast and he is keen to get back to winning ways in the Devinish this Saturday night.

Wilton is on a redemption mission come Road to Glory fight night.

‘Winky’ hopes a win will re ignite British title talk, but his sole focus is putting the recent defeat behind him.

“I’m just hoping for a win. A win will put me back in contention for another shot at the British title at flyweight, but I don’t mind that shot being on the back burner for now as I just want to get back to winning ways this Saturday,” he told Irish-boxing.com.

Stefan Slavchev stands between Wilton and win number 16. The Belfast fly would be expected to beat the Bulgarian (9-5), but Slavchev comes in the contest on the back of two wins. Wilton is confident regardless. 

“Everything has gone well leading up to this fight. I have had some hard sparring so I’m feeling good on my way back.”

everything is good with me I have had some hard sparring so I’m feeling good on my way back,


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