Anthony Cacace battles through the pain barrier on Saturday night at the Odyssey on the undercard of Carl Frampton’s IBF World title defence at the Odyssey to claim a points win over Santiago Bustos.
Belfast fighter Cacace won the fight 80-71 on the referee’s scorecard, which was a good performance under the circumstances.
And Cacace was happy enough with the performance.
“I hurt my right hand early on so had to switch, but the left worked well as well.
“It was good to get the eight rounds under my belt and I have only started to work with Shane McGuigan.
“It was good to get the eight rounds under my belt and I won the fight, but there is more to come from me.”
Shankill road lad Marc McCullough had an easy night at the office as he stopped Malkhaz Tatrishvili after 1.09 of the first round.
Conrad Cummings was a 60-54 points winner over Roberto Palenzuela.
Cummings stuck to the task against a tough and game opponent.
And Josh Pritchard was a 40-36 points winner against Aron Szilagyi in the first fight of the night.