9 May 2010 – By Cormac Campbell
Luke Wilton made short work of Sali Mustafov with a first round KO at Belfasts Holiday Inn on Saturday night.
The flyweight bout, which was scheduled for eight rounds lasted just 2.08 as Wilton slipped under the Sofia natives shots with ease to land two fisted assaults.
Mustafov offered little in the way of a meaningful threat and indeed his defence was equally disappointing. The end of the bout saw Wilton slip under a jab to unload accurately to Mustafovs static and high held chin. Sitting slumped in the neutral corner the visitor looked as if he could have continued, but the will was not there and he was counted out.
The victory teaches us little about Wilton but could steer him closer to a British or Irish title fight. There is little depth in the division and as such waiting ones turn is often enough to secure a title title. Indeed, there has already been much talk of a domestic dust up between Wilton and Belfast rival Jamie Conlan. However, it is understood Wilton prefers the option of going straight after the British title and will meet leading promoter Frank Maloney next week for discussions to that effect.
Elsewhere on the card Ryan Greene, Vladimir Chanturia, Phil Townley, Paddy McGarrity, Brian Cusack and Paul Kayes recorded victories.
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