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Huge chance: Anthony Cacace
Huge chance: Anthony Cacace
David Kelly

By David Kelly

Manager Pat Magee believes Anthony Cacace can cause an upset on November 30 and land the British super-featherweight title.

Cacace has teamed up with new coach Harry Hawkins and Magee believes his experience can be a major asset for the Belfast man, who will challenge champion Sam Bowen in Birmingham next month.

Ahead of Monday's official announcement of the clash, which will headline a multi-title show to be screened by BT Sport, Magee says he can already see the impact Hawkins is having on the challenger.

"Harry is vastly experienced and he will have Anthony in top shape for this fight with Bowen, which could be a cracker," said Magee.

"This is a great opportunity for Anthony and he knows he will have to be at his very best to beat Bowen, who is flying high and has a world ranking.

"Harry and Anthony are working very well together and it's great to see that Anthony is responding to Harry cracking the whip.

"With the fight being shown live on BT Sport, it really is a massive opportunity and they don't come along too often. I'm very confident that it is a chance Anthony can grab with both hands."

It has been a traumatic week for boxing with the tragic passing of American light-middleweight Patrick Day following his bout last weekend in Chicago and there was further sadness with the death of expert cornerman Benny King.

"Benny was one of the great men of British boxing. He was a great cutsman and worked with many champions including Brian Magee and everyone in the sport is very sad to hear of his passing," said Magee.

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