Date set for Anthony Cacace’s British title shot

Anthony Cacace will challenge for the British super featherweight title on November 30.

The British Boxing Board of Control today confirmed ‘The Apache’ finally get the chance to dethrone champion Sam Bowen in Birimgham.

‘The Apache’ has been mandatory for the English fighter’s title for some time now and was initially meant to challenge the Frank Warren fighter in London as early as July 13 this year.

The title fight was then pushed back to August 3rd and was scheduled to play on the massive Féile an Phobail card, only for injury to force Bowen to pull out again.

The BBBofC revealed earlier this month that the fight was re-ordered and would play out on a Frank Warren card in the Autumn.

It was then assumed that it would be third time lucky with regards to the pair on November 16 and the 30-year-old was tipped to goto go to Cardiff for the fight.

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However, Birmingham and November 30, the same night Carl Frampton makes his return to the ring in Las Vegas, was today confirmed as the date and venue for the title fight.

A show has yet to be officially confirmed for that date or city, but it’s safe to assume that Cacace and Bowen will play out on a Frank Warren card and be aired live on BT Sports.

It’s been another frustrating period for a natural talent heralded within boxing circles, but as manager Par Magee previously explained the Belfast fighter was effectively held to ransom by mandatory status.

His team elected against risking a warm up and thus just had to wait for Bowen to return to fitness.

“It’s a fight that Anthony should have had in July,” said Magee.

“He hasn’t boxed since February now but the problem is that when you become mandatory for a British title, if there is any delay it’s very difficult to organize an interim fight because you’re waiting for the other guy to recover and then waiting for a date.”

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