Cacace: “I’m ready, I don’t want no more fights, straight British title from here”

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Anto Cacace was happy to be back in the ring last night and he certainly turned some heads with a demolition of Jame Quinn.

However, The Apache would have liked a bit more action following his eleven month lay-off and in what was his first outing under new trainer Brian Magee.

The big-punching Celtic super featherweight champion forced Quinn, who had gone the distance in his last 32, to retire after just one round at the Robin Park Centre in Wigan.

Afterwards the confident Belfast man spoke to VIP Boxing TV about the victory and noted how “he’d never been stopped before.”

“I broke his jaw, he said he hurt his jaw.”

Cacace admitted he would have liked a bigger challenge in his first fight since his Celtic title win over Ronnie Clark, and explained that “I was hoping there was going to be a few more rounds.”

“I was just bullying him really, I wanted to test my sharpness, I wanted to throw a few shots, but as soon as I hit him I knew, I could see it in his eyes.”

“I hit him a wee left and it landed at the top of his head and he looked up and his eyes were… I had hurt him and I didn’t put much in it.”

Now the Andersonstown stylist is hoping for his next fight to be for the British title. Cacace was due to box in a final eliminator with George Jupp – with the winner facing the victor of the vacant title clash between Martin J Ward and Andy Townend next weekend on the Golovkin v Brook undercard. However Jupp has since withdrawn and Cacace’s manager Pat Magee is confident that they will therefore secure a shot at the belt in Decemeber.

27 year old Cacace outlined how “I think I should, no doubt, be boxing for the British title next. I’ve been in the Top 10 since my third fight, it seems like no one wants to fight me, that’s the way I feel.”

“I’ll fight anyone in the division, it doesn’t matter who.”

“I’m ready, I don’t want no more fights, straight British title from here.”

“That’s just the way it is, and Pat [Magee] is the man.”

Joe O'Neill

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