Cacace fights Michael Magnesi [21(13)-0] for the IBO world super featherweight title in Manchester on a busy Saturday night for Irish boxing.
It’s a fight that could propel the Belfast fighter, who was strongly considering retirement earlier this year, toward some massive fights and some big paydays and an opportunity the famously misfortunate Frank Warren fighter is delighted to have.
It’s also a fight he is grateful to ‘The Public Nuisance’ Sean McComb for inspiring.
“The funny thing is it was Sean McComb who originally got things going between me and Magnesi. Sean saw that Magnesi had been talking about wanting to fight Joe Cordina and then he stepped in and tweeted at him about me,” Cacace told the Belfast Telegraph.
“It went back and forth and then I ended up getting a message from American promoter Lou di Bella about the possibility of facing him in Madison Square Garden.
“Of course it had to go past Frank and now it’s on in Manchester. But maybe Sean should go into matchmaking after he finishes boxing.”
If manages to defeat the confident Italian on the Joyce-Parker heavyweight undercard he shouldn’t need the services of McComb when it comes to securing his next fight.
A win would boost Cacace’s standing within the world rankings and could give him a firmer footing on the world title path.
“This fight means everything to me. If I win this then it can lead to mega fights and in my next fight I’d have the chance to buy my own house. The [Joe] Cordina fight would be an exciting one but there’s some very big names in the division. Everything can change after this. I’m 33 so there’s no time to waste.”