Martin J Ward successfully defended his British super featherweight title against big punching northern irishman Anthony Cacace (15-0 / 8 KOs) at Wembley arena on Saturday night on the undercard of the IBO super middleweight title affair between Chris Eubank Jr and veteran Arthur Abraham.
The victory was the Brentwood fighters third successful defence of his British title, which under British boxing rules means that the prestigious Lord Lonsdale belt is now his to keep. Previously unbeaten southpaw Cacace made the fight extremely difficult for the champion, his awkward style along with his greater stature often played to his advantage and he frequently caught ward with his long left through out the fight. As the challenger continued to look for the one big left he had been banking on all night, the champion ward started to box and move more and began to pick up momentum in the championship rounds.
Eventually the contest was awarded to the former ABA champion ward who as well as winning the British outright also won the Vacent commonwealth title and took his impressive record to (18-0-2 / 8 KOs) all three judges found wards boxing skill far more eye catching collectively and awarded the champion a unanimous points decision. The decision judges verdict wasn’t without controversy, 3 boxing analysts sat ringside all scored the contest in favour of the challenger Cacace over the contested twelve rounds.