By Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing)
Belfast’s Anthony Cacace claimed the vacant Celitc Super Featherweight title against Dundee’s Ronnie Clark on an electric night of professional boxing in Scotland’s capital.
The fight was a war from start to finish with both fighters playing their part in the fight of the night.
Cacace used his height and reach advantage well throughout the bout. The Belfast man couldn’t miss with his straight right, which buzzed Clark on numerous occasions. However, the Scotsman showed his toughness and continued to come forward and try and land some hurtful punches of his own.
But, it was Cacace who landed the more telling and spiteful punches and it was in the final round that the 26-year old Irishman landed his best shot of the fight.
Going in to the final round Clark knew he needed the stoppage and as he pushed forward Cacace landed a lovely right hook, left hook combination which serious wobbled the Dundee native, forcing him to hold.
Then with just 9 seconds to go until the final bell Cacace landed another sickening right hook to the temple which floored Clark, who was unable to beat the count.
It was an emphatic finish to a fantastic fight, which saw the unbeaten Anthony Cacace become the new Celtic Super Featherweight champion.
Cacace improved his record to 13-0, 6KO’s and after that victory the Belfast native is a force to be reckoned with in the super featherweight division.
Josh Taylor and Cacace’s gym mate Josh Pritchard opened the show with an easy points victory over Jean Noel Alvarez to remain unbeaten and improve his record to 5-0 with two stoppages. Although Pritchard didn’t get the stoppage he showed his ability, landing some accurate shots, which at times hurt the durable Frenchman.
Other undercard results:
Marco McCullough won by first round stoppage over Sergejs Logins.
Aston Brown dropped Georgi Valevski three times on route to a wide points victory on professional debut.
Scotland’s Connor Law moved to 6-0 with a 60-53 points victory over France’s Cherif Sobgho.
Sam Ball continues to impress with a second round TKO over Teodor Stefaniv of Bulgaria.
Edinburgh’s Jason Easton continued his perfect start in the pro ranks with another stoppage victory over Karoly Lakatos to improve to 2-0 with two stoppages.
Another Edinburgh fighter, Lewis Paulin moved to 2-0 with an easy points win (40-35) over the always durable Qasim Hussain.by