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Joe Cordina vs Anthony Cacace planned for February 17th Fury vs Usyk card

Anthony Cacace owns the IBO super featherweight belt and is ranked no. 9 by the IBF

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Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

IBF super featherweight champion Joe Cordina may be set for his quickest turnaround in years, as iFL TV’s Colm McGuigan reports and Jake Donovan confirms that Cordina could face Anthony Cacace on Riyadh’s February 17th Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk show.

Cordina (17-0, 9 KO) claimed both his title and one of 2022’s Knockouts of the Year with his one-punch wipeout of Kenichi Ogawa, but had his hands full throughout his two-fight 2023. After losing his title to injury, he reclaimed it in April by defeating a game Shavkat Rakhimov, then barely escaped an unexpectedly tough challenge from Edward Vazquez seven months later.

Cacace (21-0, 7 KO), ranked no. 9 by the IBF, has won six straight since dropping a narrow decision to Martin J Ward in 2017. He’s managed just three fights in the last four years, though said fights did see him defend the British title against Leon Woodstock, edge out fellow world-ranked contender Michael Magnesi for the IBO title, then beat Damian Wrzesinski in his inaugural defense.

We’ll keep you posted as the rest of the undercard comes together.

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