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‘Get it sorted’ – Anthony Cacace calls for European title fight to be made

Anthony Cacace [18(7)-1(0)] has called for Gary Hyde to ‘get it sorted’.

The Cork manager and promoter recently told Irish-boxing.com that his charge Samir Ziani [32(7)-3(0)-1] was willing to put his EBU European title on the line against the British champion.

Indeed, Hyde revealed mandatory obligations wouldn’t be an issue, suggesting the clash could be made next.

The respected manager also suggested talks re the fight had happened before.

It was a boost for ‘The Apache’, particularly after his scheduled British title defence against Lyon Woodstock was called off for the third time in eight months.

The Belfast talent now looks to fight on the last week of March on one of two Frank Warren cards – and once that is out of the way he wants a shot at the blue strap.

Speaking online today Cacace made clear his intentions to become Ireland’s 16th European title holder.

The 32-year-old wants the fight for as early as April.

Speaking previously on how he thought the fight would play out Hyde said: “Samir has a huge engine and fights with great work rate over 12 rounds, so he’s going to cause problems for whoever he fights. I believe Samir is to much for Anthony Cacace.”

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