Anthony Cacace Wants to Take a Chunk Out of Archie Sharp
For super featherweight Anthony “The Apache” Cacace (18-1, 7 KO’s) his professional career is moving along quite well. Since suffering his sole professional loss to Martin Ward back in July 2017, he has enjoyed a four fight win streak.
In his last bout with Leon Woodstock, the Apache staged the first successful defense of his BBBofC super featherweight title. The Belfast native initially captured the title from Sam Bowen in November 2019. Now, the #6 (WBA) and #14 (IBF) ranked fighter has turned his attention to his next would-be target.
Directly after his conquest of Woodstock, the Apache immediately called out the undefeated Archie “The Sharpshooter” Sharp (20-0, 9 KO’s). Ranked #2 (WBO), the MTK Global fighter is also looking to prove himself on the world stage. Domestically speaking, however, Sharp is an accomplished boxer. Having emerged from a family of fighters, he has competed for, and captured, the WBO European and WBO global super featherweight titles. In his last bout, in July, Sharp defeated Diego Andrade by way of a convincing ten round unanimous decision.
“Get me Archie Sharp! I’ll fight him any day of the week!”
Should the two combatants meet in the ring it would be both a great development fight as well professionally significant. With each man being ranked, a win for either is likely to propel them up even further in their standings.
If true, armed with his #2 WBO positioning, a solid win could place Sharp as the next mandatory contender. While it’s unclear what will happen with these fighters next, it’s obvious that even before the call out Sharp had his eye on Cacace. Therefore, even if he wasn’t impressed with the Apache’s opponent, he was certainly tuned in.
Let’s hope we get a fight announcement in the coming weeks.
By: Bakari Simpson