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Anthony Cacace brings in new coach ahead of bill topping British title fight

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Harry Hawkins will prepare Anthony Cacace [17(7)-1(0)] for the biggest fight of his career.

‘The Apache’ takes on Sam Bowen [15(11)-0] on the top of a Frank Warren bill in Birmingham on November 30, knowing it’s make or break in terms of his big time ambitions.

Helping him to try and take the massive and overdue breakthrough chance will be experienced coach Hawkins. The Holy Trinity ABC fight guru is possibly most famous in pro parlance for his time spent in the corner of Bernard Dunne, but has been seen in recent months working with new pro Sean Duffy.

Hawkins has also teamed up with Cacace, who has been trained in the past by of Paul McCullough, Brian Magee, Bozy Ennis, Benny Checa, Shane McGuigan, and Ray Ginley.

The super featherweight’s manager Pat Magee is delighted with the link up and predicts it will bring success.

“Harry is vastly experienced and he will have Anthony in top shape for this fight with Bowen, which could be a cracker,” said Magee when speaking to the Belfast Telegraph.

“This is a great opportunity for Anthony and he knows he will have to be at his very best to beat Bowen, who is flying high and has a world ranking.

“Harry and Anthony are working very well together and it’s great to see that Anthony is responding to Harry cracking the whip.

“With the fight being shown live on BT Sport, it really is a massive opportunity and they don’t come along too often. I’m very confident that it is a chance Anthony can grab with both hands.”


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