A debut victory in front of hundreds of fans was the perfect way for Luke Caci to make his mark in the professional ranks – and the 27-year-old wants plenty of support for his second fight at the Banks’s Stadium in May.
Caci’s follow-up bout sees him on the card for BCB’s ‘The Next Chapter’ show – sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Walsall – at the home of Walsall Football Club on May 5 in the Stadium Suite.
The 27-year-old light heavyweight won a points decision in his first paid outing over four rounds, putting Hull’s Andy Neylon down in the third round at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke.
“I had watched a little bit of him and saw he was quite negative,” said Caci after his debut.
“He had a sharp jab but leaned back and left his body open, so the plan was to get the centre of the ring.
“It went how I’d hoped it would have gone.
“I had my time to work on punches and getting punches set up – I need to work on that a little more.
“I’ve been an amateur for a long time and I need to change my shots up.
“I’ve been to a couple of shows before at the venue and it’s lovely. It’s just about sorting some transport there.
“It’s 30-40 miles from my house – that’s what I’m stressing about at the moment!
“For my first fight I had 200 people but that was right on my doorstep. If I can get 100 or more, I’ll be really happy.
“It’s a bit further away and obviously, the first one was my (professional) debut. I will probably get at least 100.”
When looking at his professional path, Caci is not looking far beyond this fight at the Banks’s. Caci takes on Lincoln’s Mitch Mitchell over four rounds.
“I’m really looking forward to it. I do get nervous before I fight – but it’s nice to get paid for it!” he added.
“What I want to do is win my first three fights and see where it takes me. That’s when I’m going to decide where I want to go.
“Hopefully the first three will go and I’ll push on next year, maybe for a title.
“That’s what I want to happen. I need to enjoy it.”
‘The Next Chapter’, is headlined by hometown hero, Luke Paddock (16-2), and sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Walsall.
Joining Paddock on the show are bantamweight duo Kyle Williams (4-0) and Humza Ali (debut). West Bromwich welterweight, Tommy Loach (2-0), Wednesbury welterweight, Sam Evans (8-0), and Swadlincote super lightweight, Connor Parker (2-0), complete the card.
Standard tickets for ‘The Next Chapter’, priced at £30, are available by calling the boxers. £60 VIP tickets for tables of ten, with two-course meal, are available by calling Walsall FC Box Office on 01922 651 414/416.