The undercard for the Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte world heavyweight title showdown on April 23 has been confirmed.
‘Apache’ heads up undercard
The undercard will be headed up the return of British junior lightweight champion, Anthony ‘The Apache’ Cacace.
Belfast native Cacace (19-1, 7 KOs) fights for the vacant WBO International title in a 10-rounder against Colombian Jonathan Romero (34-1, 19 KOs), a former IBF junior featherweight world champion.
The vacant WBC Silver featherweight title will be on the line when Tyson Fury comrade Isaac Lowe (23-1-3, 6 KOs) takes on undefeated Liverpool’s Nick Ball (14-0, 7 KOs). The winner will be catapulted into the WBC world rankings.
Adeleye and Tommy Fury on bill
Young heavyweight star David Adeleye (8-0, 7 KOs) will clock up his ninth fight and his second eight-rounder as a professional against Stockport’s Chris Healey as he closes in on title contention.
The unbeaten Tommy Fury (7-0, 4 KOs) will continue his light heavyweight journey over six rounds with a step-up fight against Polish veteran Daniel Bocianski (10-1, 2 KOs).
Before the pay-per-view telecast begins, Top-Rank signed Irish Olympian Kurt Walker (1-0, 1 KO) will compete in a four-round featherweight bout against an opponent to be named.
Promoter Frank Warren says he’s excited to see Cacace back in action – and has high hopes for his charge.
“I genuinely believe that as soon as Anthony Cacace gathers some momentum in his career, he has got what it takes to win a world title and securing the WBO International belt will put him firmly on track. But he is up against a dangerous and experienced opponent in Jonathan Romero and will need to be at his very best on the night.
“I am so looking forward to seeing our man Nick Ball get the chance to really announce himself on the big stage against Tyson’s sidekick, Isaac Lowe, and it should be a cracking fight. The WBC Silver title on the line will propel the winner right into the world mix at featherweight.
“Big David Adeleye, a regular sparring partner for Tyson, will add the heavyweight theme of the night and will relish the big stage.
“I am delighted that Tommy Fury will get to share some of the spotlight with his big brother after missing out on his big fight last year through illness. If Tommy keeps on winning and continues to shine, his big opportunities will soon follow.
“I would also like to welcome Kurt Walker, the Irish Olympian signed to Top Rank, onto the card.”