Chilton raring for ring return

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Cayton kickboxer Danny Chilton is aiming to catch the eye on Saturday night’s big show at York Railway Institute.

The 25-year-old (Pictured right) Muay Thai C-Class fighter is set to go to war with Warrington’s Artur Swiderski on a 15-fight bill that gets underway at 6pm.

Chilton has been forced to trim down for the bout, as he drops to fight at 84kg rather than his usual 86kg.

This weight loss could come as a slight advantage though against a powerful Polish opponent.

“I have dropped down a weight category because in previous fights I have always been well below the 86kg mark,” he said.

“I’ve had to be a bit stricter on myself and I’m looking forward to having a good feed, but I think this could be a bit of an advantage because I should be the bigger fighter.

“It isn’t like boxing, you can’t go on the internet and find things out about your opponent. That helps sometimes though because it allows you to focus on yourself and what you want to do.”

Chilton is confident he will be at his best when he takes to the ring, as he has had some excellent advice during his preparations.

He added: “I have been training hard for the fight, working at the Legions Gym in York and also following a programme that Scarborough personal trainer Danny Hague gave me.

“On the night I will have a great team in my corner as well, including Liam Harrison from Leeds, who is fighting for the WBC world title in September.

“As well as working with my coach, I have been doing some one-to-one work with Liam and it has made a massive difference. It is like a footballer being given personal training from Wayne Rooney.

“They have slowed me down a lot because they concentrate on the technical side of things.

“Before I would have gone out there and thrown a lot of punches in quick succession, but now it is about picking them and making sure they count.

“I’ll be listening to their advice after the first round and then we’ll see what’s what.”

Tickets for the fight are available on the door charged at £30 a head.