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British champ Anthony Cacace offered shot at EBU super-featherweight title

British champ Anthony Cacace has been offered a shot at the EBU super-featherweight title
Andy Watters

BRITISH champion Anthony Cacace has been offered a shot at Samir Ziani's EBU super-featherweight title in February next year.

Ziani (31-3-1), who is managed by Cork native Gary Hyde, has held the belt since February this year and successfully defended it last year. Cacace manager Pat Magee explained that the Harry Hawkins-trained ‘Apache' had been offered the fight hot on the heels of his British title win over Sam Bowen in Birmingham on Saturday night.

“Gary called to say that Ziani is looking to make a voluntary defence of his title in late February in France if we want it,” Magee explained.

Elsewhere, Donegal middleweight Jason Quigley returns to action tomorrow night against Abraham Cordero (13-4-2) at The Hangar in Los Angeles. Killybegs native Quigley suffered the first defeat of his career last time out against former Eamon O'Kane opponent Tureano Johnson in July.

Monaghan native Aaron McKenna features on the undercard. McKenna, AKA ‘The Silencer' is 9-0 and meets Victor Eddy Gaytan on the LA bill.

“I'm really looking to finishing off the year 10-0,” he said.

Meanwhile, the BUI Ratings Committee have sanctioned a bout between BUI Celtic Lightweight Champion Joe Fitzpatrick and Gary Cully for the Irish Lightweight title.

The management of both fighters now have 14 days to come to an arrangement over the date and venue or the fight will go to purse bids.

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