Anthony Cacace gets new Woodstock date – ‘Apache’ to defend his title on Frampton Herring card?

Anthony Cacace will finally trade leather with Leon Woodstock in January.

Frank Warren has confirmed to Blighty Boxing that ‘The Apache’ will make the first defence of his British title on a BT Sports card in the first month of next year.

Cacace [18(7)-1(0)] was set to defend his British super featherweight crown against Woodstock [12(5)-2(0)] on a BT Sports broadcast Frank Warren promoted clash early last month, but the clash was called off on fight week.

It’s was second time the fight has been pushed back. The 31-year-old was initially penciled in to fight his promotional stablemate on the top of a TV bill in July only for a dental issue to force that postponement.

It’s proved a frustrating few months for the natural talent, but it appears 2021 will start with a high profile tv title fight.

There is faint rumour the fight will play out on the undercard of Jamel Herring’s WBO super featherweight title defence against Carl Frampton, meaning Cacace will reunite with his former Cyclone Promotions stable mate and appear on a card with big international interest.

The Belfast fighter has been told that if he continues to win he be handed a world title shot. A win over Woodstock could move him closer to a clash with #WBO 3 Archie Sharp, a fight the former Irish and BBBofC Celtic champion is confident he can win.

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 sport for a living for 19 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