Classy Anthony Cacace moves closer to a tilt at the British boxing title
Hard hitting Belfast man Anthony Cacace is on course for a shot at the British super-featherweight title before Christmas.
Cacace shook off the ring rust with a stoppage of Stockport's Jamie Quinn in Wigan on Saturday night, the journeyman unable to come out for the second after shipping some bludgeoning blows.
Celtic champion Cacace is now waiting to see the outcome of this Saturday night's vacant British title fight between Martin Ward and Andy Townend which is on the undercard of the blockbuster clash between World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook.
Manager Pat Magee was delighted with Cacace's first outing under his guidance and now believes he can march on to land the Lonsdale belt.
Magee said: "Anthony showed just how powerful he is, he's a big puncher and has very good boxing skills. He was set for a British title final eliminator with George Jupp before he pulled out, so Anthony will fight the winner of Ward and Townend this Saturday.
"I would be very confident of Anthony beating either of those two guys and the moving quickly on to the European scene.
"He's now working with Brian Magee alongside Tommy McCarthy who has a British cruiserweight title fight coming up and there's a good buzz in the camp."
Quinn left the Wigan arena with a suspected broken jaw after the barrage of blows from the Belfast man.
Magee added: "Quinn was a late change of opponent. He's a lightweight - but Quinn just couldn't take the power."