War­riors crown in Bur­ton’s sights

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - MMA SHELDAN KEAY

CARL Bur­ton is tar­get­ing the Cage War­riors ban­tam weight ti­tle af­ter he made a win­ning start to his pro­fes­sional ca­reer last week.

The Mac­cles­field fighter de­feated Walid Mustapha in the first round of their fight at UKFC in Pre­ston to suc­cess­fully win his de­but.

Bur­ton is now set­ting his sights high af­ter his vic­tory, and hopes to one day be wear­ing gold in one the UK’s best pro­mo­tions.

“A lot of peo­ple have a dream of fight­ing in the UFC but be­ing a Cage War­riors cham­pion is my goal,” he said.

“Any­body can make the UFC now as there’s so many shows, so I think be­ing a cham­pion in Cage War­riors would be big­ger than fight­ing in the UFC.

“I got an of­fer to fight in Cage War­riors a few years ago but I turned it down as I felt I was lack­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

“Af­ter I’ve had a cou­ple more fights then I try and has­sle them to sign me, and if not them then I’d also like to try and fight for Ti­tan in the United States.

“They’ve just signed Jose Tor­res who I have fought be­fore in the ama­teurs so it would be great to face him again.”

THE Wal­ters Pairs com­pe­ti­tion was won by Sheila Wil­son and Brenda Bai­ley, who beat Miriam Nor­man and San­dra Reid in the semi fi­nals be­fore tri­umph­ing in the fi­nal against Jill Sweat­man and Lynette Mullins, ear­lier con­querors of Sue Mun­slow and Jan Yates.

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