Wilton looking to prove credentials

7 May 2011 – Jonny Stapleton

Luke Wilton goes to work on a Holiday Inn show in Belfast May 28 looking for the type of test that will prove he is a worthy British title contender.

The flyweight is hoping to add a reputable opponent to his 8-2-1 record as the boxing little man attempts to move on to bigger things by the end of 2011. Wilton, who tops a bill that also includes Ryan Greene, Michael Harvey, Stephen Quinn Jnr, Tony Nellins and Levani Ghvamichava is planning a busier year and like fellow Belfast super fly Jamie Conlan is hoping to fight the winner of the Shinny Bayaar, Paul Edwards and Chris Edwards British Commonwealth title saga.

And he is not looking for a stroll in the park on the Holiday Inn show eager to secure a tough opponent to highlight his domestic title credentials.

I’m doing eight three minute rounds and I expect a sterner test. I would like to do the rounds, Wilton told www.irish-boxing.com. “I just want to get as many fights as I can in 2011 and push towards title contention. Paul Edwards is defending against Chris Edwards with the winner having to defend against Shinny Bayaar. I would like to be the defence of whoever comes out on top of those fights. Hopefully I will get to challenge towards the end of year. With a couple more wins of more rounds experience I’ll be ready to take the title of them.

For now however Wiltons sole focus is on May 28. Training has gone well according to the Frank Maloney promoted professional, but Wilton, 22 years old, hasnt heard anything about the fight with Conlan which was talked about late last year.

“I have to admit I am buzzing. I can’t wait to get out again. I’m training with Bernardo Checa now and training has gone well. I would probably be fighting in England after this one as I’m promoted by Frank Maloney, I havent heard anything more about A fight with Jamie. Not since my last performance anyway.

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