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2020 ‘world title shot is realistic’ for world ranked British champion Anthony Cacace

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Anthony Cacace is on course to fight a world title in 2020 according to his manager Pat Magee.

The 30-year-old claimed the British super featherweight title on Saturday night with victory over Sam Bowen in Birmingham.

The impressive display and victory proved a ‘finally’ moment for a host of Cacace followers, as he enjoyed the high end success many had predicted he was capable of for some time.

However, it’s a moment finality according to Magee, rather a building block toward much greater success.

Indeed, Magee seems more excited with regard to where the victory leaves Cacace in the world rankings and the doors that opens up than the title that was just won.

Speaking to David Kelly of the Belfast Telegraph before it was revealed Cacace was moved up to #9 with the WBA, Magee explained a world title shot is not as far off as many would think.

“I have been in touch with the WBA and the WBO and of course Bowen was the number eight ranked contender with them. The WBA were impressed with his performance and I’m confident he will have a world rating with them.

“So this really has moved him forward and a world title shot is realistic in 2020.”

If securing a shot at the likes of WBA champion Leo Santa Cruz or WBC belt holder Miguel Berchelt isn’t possible, Magee points out the domestic scene should still provide the British champ with some big fights and pay days.

“There are also a lot of very good domestic fights in the UK, so the options are there for Anthony and it just shows again how one very good win can turn a career around.

“The main thing now is that Anthony has a good rest because that was a very tough fight. He can enjoy Christmas and then I would hope to have him out again in March or April,” he added before expressing a desire to keep the fighter, who fought only twice this year busy.

“He has real momentum in his career and we don’t want to let that go.”


Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com