Bowen-Cacace, Tete-Casimero feature on November 30th Queensberry show
mvpboxing |  October 17, 2019, 07:00 AM

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“Midlands Mayhem” takes place at Arena Birmingham

Three British titles, two WBO European titles, one Commonwealth title, and a world title will be on the line on November 30th when Queensberry Promotions rolls into Birmingham for “Midlands Mayhem.”

The event airs on BT Sport.

The main event sees unbeaten British super featherweight champ Sam Bowen (15-0, 11 KO) take on Anthony Cacace (17-1, 7 KO), who’s won two straight since an unsuccessful crack at then-champion Martin Joseph Ward in 2017.

[Bowen] says: “The plan is to win British outright, although if a world title chance came first I would jump at it.”

Cacace dropped a unanimous points verdict when he challenged Martin J Ward for the British and vacant Commonwealth title in July 2017, but bounced back with two wins.

Cacace said: “There is a lot of momentum with Sam right now. I know what I am up against.”

The fight will be Bowen’s second defense of the title he claimed by beating Maxi Hughes last year.

Unbeaten super middleweights Lerrone Richards (12-0, 3 KO) and Lennox Clarke (19-0-1, 7 KO) duke it out for Richards’ Commonwealth title and the vacant British belt in the co-feature. Richards is coming off of a decision over veteran Tommy Langford, while Clarke will be taking a considerable step up.

New Malden’s Richards is hugely talented, but Halesowen’s Clarke (19-0-1, 7KOs) will have big support, just nine miles from his home. “It is a fight that will obviously motivate me and there is a lot on the line with it being for the British title. Winning would be another launch pad for my career,” said Richards.

Clarke said: “I’m his first real test and I’m prepared to win any which way I have to.”

The most notable matchup as far as world implications is the previously announced clash between WBO bantamweight champion Zolani Tete (28-3-1, 21 KO) and interim champion John Riel Casimero (28-4, 19 KO). Tete was forced out of a Super Series semifinal after a shoulder injury and will be making his first appearance since his quarterfinal victory over Misha Aloyan last October. Casimero, a former flyweight champion, has scored four consecutive knockouts but faces massive height and reach disadvantages.

“I have fully recovered from the shoulder injury and I will be testing it on Casimero’s chin. I am back,” warned the South African.

Unbeaten in his last four, British welterweight champ Chris Jenkins (22-3-2, 8 KO) looks for his third defense of 2019 against mandatory challenger Liam Taylor (21-1, 10 KO), who avenged his lone career loss to Tyrone Nurse last November.

[Jenkins] said: “I have spoken to boxers who have seen Liam in the gym and they rate him highly.”

Middleton’s Taylor (21-1, 10KOs) booked his British title crack last November by avenging his only career defeat winning a split decision against Tyrone Nurse in an eliminator.

Taylor says: “I have to be honest I didn’t think Chris would beat Johnny Garton who I thought would be too big. He has improved a lot.”

The two European title bouts see Sam Maxwell (12-0. 10 KO) and Connor Parker (12-0. 1 KO) go at it for the former’s super lightweight belt and Hamzah Sheeraz (9-0, 5 KO) face TBA for the super welterweight title.

“I want to be entertaining and have a good win, but I don’t particularly want to go viral in pulling out a win from the brink of defeat again!” said Maxwell.

Parker, 24, warned: “I’m a few years younger than him and think that this is my time to shine on the big stage.”

The viral moment in question.

 

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