‘Would be unbelievable to win this title’

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Luke Littler has taken the world of darts by storm and on Wednesday, he could make history. 

The 16-year-old sensation stands to make history when he takes on Luke Humphries in the PDC World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace in London.

Luke Littler talks to the media

Luke Littler speaks to the media after winning his semi-final match against Rob Cross on day 15 of the 2023/24 Paddy Power World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on Jan. 2, 2024 in London. (Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

A win there would make him the youngest champion in the sport’s history. 

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“It would be unbelievable to win this title. I set myself the target to win one game and be back after Christmas, and I’m still here,” Littler said, via The Associated Press. 

“I can’t even imagine lifting that trophy yet though. I’ve just got to stay focused, relax and be Luke Littler.”

Littler, an unseeded player from northwest England, reached the final on Tuesday after upsetting 2018 champion Rob Cross 6-2. He previously defeated five-time world champion Raymond van Barneveld and has already secured himself $250,000 in prize money. 

Luke Littler in the quarterfinal match

Luke Littler throws during his quarter-final match against Brendan Dolan on day 14 of the 2023/24 Paddy Power World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on Jan. 1, 2024 in London. (Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

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A victory in Wednesday’s final would secure Littler a prize of $630,000 and the title of youngest champion. According to CNBC, the record is currently held by Michael van Gerwen, who won the title in 2014 at 24. 

Humphries, 28, is the No. 3 seed, but is not underestimating Littler heading into what is his first championship final as well. 

“I’m probably going to have to play the game of my life … to stand a chance tomorrow.”

Luke Littler in the semi final

Luke Littler celebrates winning his semi-final match against Rob Cross of England on day 15 of the 2023/24 Paddy Power World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace on Jan. 2, 2024 in London. (Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

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The final will begin on Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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