Michael Magnesi [21(13)-0] is adamant Anthony Cacace [19(7)-1(0)] won’t cause him any problems in Manchester tomorrow night.
It’s a case of dances with ‘Lone Wolf’ for the aptly named Apache, as the Belfast featherweight challenges the Italian for his IBO world title on the BT Sport Box Office Joyce vs Parker undercard, set for the AO Arena.
It’s a fight the British Champion is said to be very confident going into and one that will propel Cacace toward a world title fight according to Frank Warren.
However, the Lazio native is positive he won’t be a world-level stepping stone for the mercurial talent. Magnesi has his sights set on one of the four more recognised belts [WBA, WBO, IBF, WBC] and warns Cacace won’t get in his way.
“Cacace is a good fighter, but he cannot stop my path,” He told Irish-boxing.com.
“My team and I aim to win all the world titles in my weight class, Cacace will not be a problem for me.”
🏆 IBO World Title Fight 🏆— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) August 17, 2022
Anthony Cacace challenges the Champion Michael Magnesi in what has the potential to be a war! #JoyceParker | September 24 | 🎟 via https://t.co/7L7xESlIVT pic.twitter.com/kBrVMP14Qu
Magnesi has had his sights set on Cacace since Lou DiBella proposed a meeting earlier this summer. Irish-boxing.com understands a fight was agreed for New York and August 6, only for Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury issues to force a delay.
💥 "He hasn't been hit by anyone like me yet. On Saturday night he's going to find out what it's like."@AntoC6 believes Michael Magnesi is in for a rude awakening on fight night. #JoyceParker | Saturday | BT Sport Box Office pic.twitter.com/GCktB9FwQy— Frank Warren (@frankwarren_tv) September 22, 2022
The title holder reveals he also came close to fighting Cacace previously.
“My team had already proposed him to me a few years ago to European Union, but then I had the opportunity to fight for a major title, so our paths didn’t cross until now,” he adds before revealing why he sought a fight with the Belfast man.
“Our plans were to make a defense with a good fighter in a match that would attract interest and then go to unify.”