BT summer showdown for British Champion Anthony Cacace

Anthony Cacace [18(7)-1(0)] will defend his British super featherweight title live on television in just over a months time.

It’s yet to be officially announced, but Irish-boxing.com understand the Belfast talent will put his newly acquired title on the line in the BT Sports studios.

Frank Warren has this week confirmed plans for behind closed doors fight cards and stated he hopes to be back with a five fight fight night in mid July.

“We should be getting the go-ahead when we have confirmed matters with the Board in the next few days,” Warren said.

“The first show will be headlined by a British title fight. We’ll be looking to do a show a week at the start. We can only put five fights on each bill and we have a lot of boxers to get out.”

One of those boxers that will be out is Cacace. The Pat Magee managed titlist won’t be the first British champion on display, but will put his title on the line over the course of a months action.

Irish-boxing.com understand ‘The Apache’, who beat Sam Bowen to add the British title to the BBBofC Celtic and Irish titles he won previous, will fight in the last week of July or the first week of August.

Warren has Declan Geraghty defeater Archie Sharp and recent Commonwealth title challenger Leon Woodstock at super featherweight.

If the Queensbury boss wants to go in house either of those could populate the other corner.

Woodstock would be a more likely opponent, as Warren would prefer to do Sharp – Cacace in front of a crowd and with a bigger prize at stake.

Carl Frampton is another Warren fighter who could fight at super feather. ‘The Jackal’ has always lamented not having the chance to fight for the British title, but it’s very unlikely he would take on close friend Cacace, particularly behind closed doors and with a world title shot just around the corner.

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