Anthony Cacace [19(7)-1(0)] has told Michael Magnesi [21(13)-0] he doesn’t play mind games and his head is not one to be messed with ahead of their big fight this weekend.
The Belfast super featherweight challenges the Italian for his IBO world title on Frank Warren’s BT Sport’s broadcast Joseph Parker – Joe Joyce topped fight card on Saturday.
It’s a fight the Lou DiBella managed title holder actively sought, and even before it was officially made, he was vocal with regard to how confident he is of victory.
‘Lone Wolfe’ has questioned ‘The Apache’s’ power when speaking to Irish media and told Irish-boxing.com there was ‘no way’ Cacace could beat him.
Cacace, also suggests the Italian’s coaches have been messaging him, a move he believes is a deliberate attempt to get into his head, attempts the laid-back 33-year-old British Champion is adamant have proved unsuccessful.
The mercurial talent says he hasn’t paid heed to anything the champion or his team have said.
“He can say what he wants,” he said in his latest interview with Boxing Tickets NI.
“He is playing mind games, which don’t work on me. His coaches were texting me on Instagram as if that was going to do something. See at the end of the day we are going to fight whatever they say before means jack shit to me.”
Magnesi’s confidence seems genuine. Indeed, the fact, the fighter who is unbeaten in 21 and has stopped his last nine, sought out a fight with the Belfast man proves as much.
The 27-year-old has also said as much, but Cacace believes it’s misplaced faith and thinks the Italian is in for a surprise when the fight at the AO Arena this coming Saturday.
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“I think this kid Magnesi genuinely thinks he is going to walk into the ring and walk me out in a round. He is going to come in confident, so I am. It’s a good match,” he adds.
“It’s good to be confident, but so was every other fighter before they fought me. In terms of the best fight he’s fought, he’s going to find out on the night I’m the best, 100 percent.”
He is going to find out on the night I’m a much harder puncher than he thinks, he can discredit all my power all he likes but when he gets hit he’ll know how hard I hit.”