11 May 2010 – By Steve Wellings
Fresh from his one-round devastation of Bulgarian Sali Mustafov, Luke Wilton set out his plans for an assault on the British title. Wilton is hoping that talks with promoter Frank Maloney prove fruitful and he can muscle his way into the domestic flyweight scene.
Exciting hitter Ashley Sexton tackles Shinny Bayaar for that aforementioned belt on Friday night and Luke is hoping that he can get a crack at the winner possibly on a Martin Lindsay defence in Belfast.
Im going over next week to meet with Frank Maloney and see what happens, said the 21-year-old who now has three first-round knockouts on his ten-fight slate.
I think Sexton will come through the fight with Bayaar. It will be tough but hell probably have a bit more class. Im not worried who wins but Im ready for either of them. Im targeting the British title for a straight shot or even an eliminator with the likes of Usman Ahmed.
Over recent weeks Lukes name has become synonymous with that of fellow Belfast star Jamie Conlan. Last week, in the local press, Conlans trainer John Breen made his feelings known on a potential dust-up between the two.
I dont know if a fight with Conlan will happen or not, but Im easy, Luke responded. We sparred once before the Odyssey show.
Whatever transpires on the title front, Wiltons latest KO serves as proof that his power is certainly improving.
Im strong at flyweight, he stated.
Ive been working on my power and doing plenty of strength work in training to improve my punch power and I can see it paying off.
My head movement is down to Paul McCullagh who was drilling it into my ears before the fight to keep my head down, duck and roll, move about and punch then get out of the way.
Wilton revealed that he was originally down to fight Paul Kayes opponent on the night, but he was too light and when an alternative opponent pulled out earlier in the week it was just a matter of finding a suitable replacement.
The raucous Holiday Inn crowd enjoy their prize fighting and Luke craves more moments in the spotlight.
It was a brilliant atmosphere and as soon as the next fight comes Ill take it, he added. Id love to headline again as soon as possible. I really enjoyed topping the bill.
A British title double-header alongside Martin Lindsay in Belfast would no doubt have the locals out in force.