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Cacace targets title shot after getting back into his groove

 

By David Kelly

Anthony Cacace is aiming for a title shot early in 2018 after returning to winning ways in Birmingham last night.

The Belfast man floored Reynaldo Mora of Nicaragua in the third and fourth rounds of their six-rounder before going on to win 59-52.

It was just the work-out that Cacace needed, bouncing back from his British super-featherweight title loss at the hands of Martin Ward.

Cacace, who was harshly deducted a point for a low blow in the final round, easily shook off any rust, and manager Pat Magee is now hoping he can set him up for another title shot as soon as possible.

Ward has subsequently gone on to win the European super-featherweight title and has been ordered to make a mandatory defence.

That could well lead to Ward vacating his British title and, having had a close battle in July, Cacace could easily be at the head of the queue for a shot at the vacant belt. That would be against Leicester's Sam Bowen, who was recently nominated by the British Boxing Board of Control as the next challenger for Ward's Lonsdale belt.

Cacace's manager Magee said: "Anthony is now in a great position going into 2018 and I believe that a title shot will come as early as February. If Ward vacates then we would hope to see him in for the vacant title.

"I was very happy with his performance, particularly considering he took it at short notice. He's back on track.

"He'll have Christmas Day and Boxing Day off and then get back into training."

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