2 July 2010 – Steve Wellings
Belfast flyweight Luke Wilton insists that a British title shot is still in the pipeline despite a proposed rematch with Usman Ahmed falling through at the last minute.
Wilton was aiming for revenge over the Derby stylist in Doncaster on Friday night. Ahmed, however, had other plans and withdrew leaving Luke a frustrated spectator as headliner Jamie McDonnell successfully defended his European bantamweight title with a third-round knockout of overmatched opponent Rodrigo Bracco.
Im gutted, lamented Wilton, Uzzy didnt turn up for Thursdays weigh-in and then said he wanted me at 8 stone for the fight. It seems like they just didnt want it.
My British title shot shouldnt be in jeopardy and I expect the fight to take place soon. Im going to help Martin Power out next as he prepares for a bantamweight title shot [against Stuart Hall].
Meanwhile, speaking via the BoxRec forum, British flyweight king Ashley Sexton admitted that Wilton is still likely to get his chance, provided Cheshunts Ashley successfully negotiates a rematch with Shinny Bayaar in September.
Sexton also stated firmly tongue in cheek- that a rematch between himself and Usman Ahmed is unlikely to take place anytime soon. Sexton viciously sparked Ahmed in a single round in January this year.