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Carl Greaves' undefeated British title holder Sam Bowen puts it all on the line against Anthony Cacace on stacked BT Sport card Midlands Mayhem on Saturday night




Undefeated British title holder Sam Bowen is ready to elevate himself to the next level, says trainer Carl Greaves.

The Bullet, from Leicester, is quickly becoming a recognised name in the boxing world, having recently quit his job to focus on the sport full time.

And his next test, on Saturday, will see him defend his title against Britain’s number three, Anthony Cacace, on the Midlands Mayhem bill in Birmingham.

Sam Bowen (left) trains with Stanley Stannard and Josh Quailey at Carl Greaves's Newark gym. 221119DD1-7
Sam Bowen (left) trains with Stanley Stannard and Josh Quailey at Carl Greaves's Newark gym. 221119DD1-7

“It is definitely his toughest test,” said Greaves. “I’d even say it is the hardest fight in the division at British level.

“(Carl) Frampton used to spar with him (Cacace) a few years back and he said he was the hardest puncher he had ever been hit by, so we know he has to be at his very best.”

“On paper, he’s only stopped seven, but that doesn’t always tell the whole story.”

Josh Quailey, Sam Bowen, Stanley Stannard and Carl Greaves. 221119DD1-3. (22292006)
Josh Quailey, Sam Bowen, Stanley Stannard and Carl Greaves. 221119DD1-3. (22292006)

Bowen last fought in March and was set to go toe-to-toe with the Belfast-born fighter earlier in the year, but injury forced him to pull out.

“It has been a frustrating time, but now I can honestly say this is a 100% Sam Bowen, and that’s something we haven’t seen at this level yet,” Greaves said.

“This is the best I have seen him.

“He’s had over 120 rounds in sparring leading up to this, which is great. He’s not sparred with the same person more than twice, so he’s had a good mixture.

“It smells danger for Cacace because Sam at 75% or 80% has been rolling people over ­— it is going to be a painful night for Cacace.”

Bowen boasts 15 wins, 11 of which by knockout, and Greaves has no doubts of the result ahead the British super featherweight title bout, which will be aired live on BT Sport.


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