Cacace to defend world title against former champion Warrington

‘Apache’ to take on Josh Warrington on undercard of Wembley showdown between Anthony Joshua and Daniel Dubois

Anthony Cacace celebrates winning the IBF super-featherweight title with a stoppage win against Joe Cordina. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire.
Anthony Cacace will defend his IBF super-featherweight title against Leeds' Josh Warrington on September 21. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire. (Nick Potts/Nick Potts/PA Wire)

BELFAST’S Anthony Cacace will defend his IBF super-featherweight title against two-time world champion Josh Warrington on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s September 21 showdown with Daniel Dubois at Wembley Stadium.

On the back of his stunning victory over Welshman Joe Cordina in May, which saw the 35-year-old claim his first world title, this is another huge fight for ‘The Apache’ in an impressive Indian summer to his career.

Warrington may no longer be the fighter he once was, having lost his IBF featherweight title to Luis Alberto Lopez in December 2022 before being stopped by Leigh Wood last year, but the 33-year-old – who defeated Carl Frampton in an epic encounter five years ago – comes in with plenty to prove.

Covid came at precisely the wrong time for the Leeds man as, after career-defining wins over Lee Selby and Frampton, his momentum was halted and his career hasn’t quite reached the same heights again.

For Cacace, however, it is another opportunity to show his class on the world stage, and build on that breakthrough eighth round destruction of Cordina on the undercard of Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk’s undisputed heavyweight showdown in Riyadh.