"A young Phil Taylor would've been good enough to knock Luke Littler down a peg or two" - Dennis Priestley has no doubts

17 years old and Luke Littler has already taken the darting world by storm. Due to his vast success, The Nuke is not far off a million pounds in prize money after just half a year in the elite.

Littler shocked the world by reaching the final of the World Darts Championship in early January on his debut, aged just 16 years old at the time. He lost to Luke Humphries in a thrilling final at the Ally Pally, but triumphs have since followed on the Pro Tour, the European Tour and the World Series of Darts before he put the finishing touches on a particularly strong first six months in the PDC by also winning the Premier League Darts and gaining revenge on Humphries at the O2 Arena in London.

"Luke Littler will already be a millionaire thanks to his prize money as well as all the sponsorship deals he has been signing outside of darts which is just remarkable," says two-time world champion Dennis Priestley in conversation with BestAnonymousCasinos.

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Dennis Priestley was the first PDC world champion and had a storied rivalry with Phil Taylor

"He's done all this just within six months, he has been the fastest millionaire darts player of all time and probably the fastest millionaire in all of sport, at the age of just 17," Priestley continued. "Luke Littler has exploded onto the scene like a young Mike Tyson, who would often defeat his opponents on fear alone. There is that fear factor around Littler already, which stems from the way he plays and wins."

Priestley also likes to draw comparisons to 16-time world champion Phil Taylor although the darts legend insists Littler isn't on the level of The Power just yet. "Watching Luke Littler, Phil Taylor would love to be young again because he has that mindset means he loves to overcome obstacles," Priestley concludes. "A young Phil Taylor would've been good enough to knock Littler down a peg or two."

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