Anthony Cacace Challenges Joe Cordina for IBF Super-Featherweight Title in Riyadh

Anthony Cacace faces undefeated Joe Cordina for the IBF super-featherweight title on May 18 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The highly anticipated bout is part of a stacked card featuring Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk for the heavyweight title.

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Anthony Cacace Challenges Joe Cordina for IBF Super-Featherweight Title in Riyadh

Anthony Cacace Challenges Joe Cordina for IBF Super-Featherweight Title in Riyadh

On May 18, 2024, Anthony Cacace will have the opportunity of a lifetime when he faces undefeated Joe Cordina for the IBF super-featherweight title in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The highly anticipated bout will serve as the co-main event to the heavyweight title clash between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk at the Kingdom Arena.

Cordina, who boasts a perfect record of 17 wins with 9 knockouts, captured the IBF crown in June 2022 and will be making his second title defense. Cacace, a seasoned veteran with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss, and 7 knockouts, earned his shot at the title after an impressive run in recent years.

The fight night will commence at 5 p.m. UK time (12 p.m. ET), with the main event expected to start at 11:05 p.m. UK time (5:05 p.m. ET). Cordina vs. Cacace is scheduled for 8:55 p.m. UK time (3:55 p.m. ET), although the exact timing will be confirmed closer to the event. The fight will be streamed live on DAZN PPV in over 200 countries worldwide, excluding Russia, Belarus, China, Samoa, and Ukraine.

For Cacace, this fight represents a career-defining moment. As his promoter stated, "Anto is someone who has never had the rub of the green, but I'm hoping that changes next week as it's a massive opportunity for him." A victory over Cordina would not only secure Cacace the IBF title but also establish him as a major player in the super-featherweight division.

The Cordina-Cacace clash is part of a stacked card that features several high-profile bouts. In the main event, Tyson Fury will put his WBC heavyweight title on the line against Oleksandr Usyk, who holds the WBA, WBO, and IBF belts. The winner will become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.

Other notable fights on the undercard include Jai Opetaia vs. Mairis Briedis for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title, Agit Kabayel vs. Frank Sanchez in a heavyweight bout, and Sergey Kovalev vs. Robin Sirwan Safar at cruiserweight.

As fight night approaches, anticipation continues to build for this historic event in Riyadh. With two world title fights and a stacked undercard, boxing fans around the globe will be tuning in to witness what promises to be an unforgettable night of action. For Anthony Cacace, May 18 represents the chance to etch his name in the annals of boxing history and fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming a world champion.

Key Takeaways

  • Anthony Cacace faces Joe Cordina for IBF super-featherweight title on May 18, 2024.
  • Fight takes place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as co-main event to Fury vs. Usyk.
  • Cacace aims to dethrone undefeated Cordina (17-0, 9 KOs) and become world champion.
  • Fight will be streamed live on DAZN PPV in over 200 countries, excluding a few.
  • Victory would establish Cacace as a major player in the super-featherweight division.