Anthony Cacace [18(7)-1(0)] ]hasn’t ruled out one possibly fighting close friend Carl Frampton [27(15)-2(0)].
Irish fight great Frampton’s proposed clash with WBO super featherweight world champion has seen him enter the super featherweight conversation right about the time Cacace has been handed the promotional platform from which to fulfill his potential.
Having won the British title by out pointing the previously undefeated Sam Bowen, ‘The Apache’ earned himself a contract with Frank Warren.
Warren has made it clear a world title shot is there if the 31-year-old strings the wins together and a clear path way to a WBO title tilt has emerged.
Beat Leon Woodstock on top of a BT Sport’s studio card on a yet to specified July date and the Pat Magee managed fighter looks likely to set up a world eliminator with Archie Sharp.
By that stage former Cyclone stablemate Frampton may be WBO super featherweight champion if, as expected, his bout with Herring comes off and he emerges victorious against the American.
In truth ‘The Jackal’, who would have firmly cemented his status as an Irish sporting legend with that win, would look toward another historic clash and survey his unification options.
However if things continue to go well for Cacace he would be in contention for the title and at least in the conversation.
The talk would then be whether or not the close friends would share a ring.
At this point Cacace is non committal on it, but he isn’t ruling out a fight that could set him up for life.
The respect the Belfast fighter has for Frampton is evident and he backs the the former two weight world champion to stop the Herring and Sharp if they were to meet.
He also admits Frampton is a level about him at present, but amidst discussing the Jamie Moore trained fighter he didn’t rule out a possible fight.
When asked about Magee previously muting a Frampton Cacace clash Cacace told Irish-boxing.com: “Carl’s well above any of the rest of us at the minute and I genuinely believe he should be.
“He’s boxed a very high level most of his career and is extremely talented.
“He’s also a friend of mine, we just gotta’ see what happens.
“If Sharp gets the opportunity to box either Frampton or Herring I fancy him to win by stoppage against both.”
There could be other all Irish options for Cacace with Jono Carroll and John Joe Nevin, who had an online spat yesterday, also reaching world level at the weight.
Eric Donovan also wants in and could be one good win away from European level.