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‘F*ck Boxing’ – FIGHT OFF – More Cancellation Heartbreak for Anto Cacace

Anto Cacace [(19(7)-1(0)] won’t fight on the massive Tyson Fury versus Dylan Whyte bill this weekend.

The Belfast featherweight was set to play chief support to the heavyweight world title fight on Saturday night.

However, after flying to London to fulfill press obligations and just days shy of gracing Wembley he has confirmed he is off the show.

Opponent, former world Champion, Jonathan Romero had visa issues and couldn’t get into the UK and a suitable replacement couldn’t be found in time.

Speaking online the British champion confirmed: “Actually can’t believe I’m writing this status. Been away from my children and home for 3 months only to be told that I will not be fighting on this show. What an absolute f*cking kick in the teeth. Boxings broke me many times but this time just feel shattered f*ck boxing!!”

It’s upsetting news for anyone, but particularly harsh on Cacace. The 33-year-old has been long since heralded as a unique talent with the ability to perform at the very top but has endured a stop-start existence since turning over. Saturday was set to change that, a big fight on a huge card that would lead to a world title shot. However, the fight is no more.

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