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Kevin Satchell Looks Forward To Next Title Defense

Kevin Satchell is looking forward to making the second defence of his British and Commonwealth titles against Luke Wilton.

The rising star of the Everton Red Triangle club on Merseyside has impressed in first taking the titles against Paul Edwards before stopping veteran Chris Edwards in October.

The flyweight is already running out of opposition at domestic level and promoter Frank Maloney believes he could be vying for world titles by the end of the year.

However, while expecting to beat Belfast's Wilton on February 23, Satchell will not be taking his opponent lightly.

"I'm feeling confident. I know he's a good kid with a good record but I'm confident I'll be too big and strong and come fight night I know I'll be at my best," he said.

"It does help having a height and weight advantage but it's what we've been working on tactically over the last couple of weeks that makes me so confident.

"I've got everything covered so on the night I know I'll able to land my shots."

Satchell appeared to come of age in his last fight against Edwards, showing an ability to stand and trade as well as display skills on the outside.

"Everything went to plan, even the stoppage," he added. "We knew it would be a scrappy few rounds before I started pushing him back and keeping him out my range.

"It's good for me - I can box at range and in close because I've got the height and build to land big shots."

The highly-regarded brothers Paul and Mick Stevenson are growing the gym and it is fighters like Satchell who are starting to reap the benefits.

"The gym's getting bigger and bigger - Tom Stalker's come in now and people like Nathan Brough bring their own style, and you can just watch them and the things they do well and put it into your game," he said.

"So every week we're learning something new just by watching so it's helping me improve my game."

Satchell would dearly love to win the Lonsdale Belt for keeps but another challenger could take some time to emerge, so is expecting to move through the ranks fairly quickly.

"I'll try and defend the title but I'm not going to be hanging around too long," said the 24-year-old. "The more time you spend with the Lonsdale Belt the more you don't want to let it go, but it's hard because there's only about five people at my weight so I'd have to wait for someone to turn pro and beat them!

"I know a fight with Paul Butler has been talked about but Paul's very good at his weight and I think by the time I've done what I've got to do at flyweight and move up he'll be long gone. I'll do all I can at this weight."

Kevin Satchell will defend his British and Commonwealth flyweight titles at the Echo Arena on February 23 on the David Price vs Tony Thompson undercard.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 01-17-2013

all UK flyweights run out of opposition, which is why I can't understand why they don't fight in the likes of Thailand, Mexico & the Phillipines early in there careers to bolster there records & gain some vital experiance of…

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