'The Apache' vs 'The Lion'
BBN have provided all the details you need to tune in and watch Northern Ireland's Anthony Cacace (18-1, 7KOs) vs Leicester's Lyon Woodstock Jr (12-2, 5KOs) on the 58th day of the year.
UPDATE: Woodstock Jr returned a positive COVID-19 test and the headlining fight has now been removed from the bill, but the show will still go ahead Read more...
The championship clash occurs on Saturday, February 27.
It takes place behind closed doors at the Copper Box Arena in London.
12 three-minute championship rounds at super-featherweight (130lbs).
Anthony Cacace's British super-featherweight title is up for grabs and this will be his maiden defence since winning the Lonsdale belt against Sam Bowen way back in November 2019, 15 months ago now.
UK fight fans can expect the defending champion, known as 'The Apache', and the challenger, known as 'The Lion', to make their ringwalks any time around 10pm (GMT), but boxing events are often subject to delays.
The event and TV coverage begins at 7:30pm and goes right up to midnight.
The event will stream live and exclusively on BT Sport 1 - £25 per month subscripton fees.
You can live stream the Queensberry Promotions event online via BT Sport website or BT Sport app - available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets.
BBN will be providing LIVE updates on the night, right HERE
Kabul-born Quaise Khademi (8-0, 2KOs) defends his WBO European super-flyweight title to former Midlands Area flyweight champion Ijaz Ahmed (7-2) with IBF European belt also on the line in the chief supporting fight.
The fight takes place behind closed doors, with no spectators allowed.
Everything you ever need to know about Cacace-Woodstock HERE
Anthony Cacace: “The break has done me well and I’m just as hungry as ever. I know what I have to do against Lyon and I am coming over to do it.
“I know exactly what he brings, but I am well capable of knocking Lyon out. That’s because I won’t have to go looking for him.
“He is just there, loves a tear up. His style is to break opponents down. That plays into my hands.
“I think people will enjoy this one."
Lyon Woodstock: "When things kept being put on and falling through, put on again and falling through - this is the third time I have been in camp for this fight - at the beginning it was a little bit demoralising, but you've just got to find that time and energy in yourself to keep moving forward.
"Like I was the first time, I am still really excited about this fight and it is the biggest opportunity of my life. With the two losses I have got on my record [Archie Sharp and Zelfa Barrett] people could say 'he doesn't deserve this', but if you look at my resume I've not ducked anyone and I am always in good fights. I fight good people, good opposition.
"I know Cacace is a fighting man and I have a lot of respect for him and what he did in coming to Birmingham and taking the title from Bowen.
"I am not in boring fights and everyone knows what you get with me. I've seen Cacace say he won't have to come looking for me - and he is not wrong!"
'The Apache' vs 'The Lion' - Fellow Belfast boxer Anthony Cacace (18-1, 7KOs) defends his British super-featherweight title to challenger Lyon Woodstock (12-2, 5KOs) in the event headliner, after Carl Frampton vs Jamel Herring was cancelled due to a hand injury sustained by Frampton.
The show must go on and Cacace and Woodstock were instantly promoted to the headlining act. both boxers have been very inactive, with the champion being out for 15 months due to issues with his jaw, and the challenger hasn't fought for 20 months since his defeat to Zelfa Barrett in their Commonwealth super-featherweight title fight in June 2019.
Carl Frampton once credited Cacace as the hardest puncher he has ever known, experiencing his freakish power during their regular sparring sessions, but Anto's KO ratio doesn't really reflect that capability. He hasn't stopped an opponent since 2016 and his last five fights have all gone the distance, which is the same for Woodstock too, so it's likely there'll be a full 12-rounds of action to witness here. But that's a good thing because Woodstock is never in a dull fight and pushes his opponents to the limit - win, lose or draw.
Tim Rickson, BBN Editor: “Lyon Woodstock always pushes his opponents to limit and has recently said that he plans on having a Hagler-Hearns shootout with Cacace, which would be amazing if it happens! He raised a good point that his two losses were to good movers, so if the champion does engage and the pair fight fire with fire then we could be in for a spectacle that could go either way, but I believe Cacace will do the business here as the defending champion, who is desperate to test himself against the world champions next. I think it'll likely go the distance, with Cacace winning on points.”
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