Jake Bostwick Comes In Overweight; CWFC70 Fight With Mulpeter Cancelled

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The most hotly anticipated fight on this weekend’s CWFC 70 card in Dublin between Jake Bostwick and Philip Mulpeter has been cancelled due to Bostwick’s inability to make weight today.

According to a Cage Warriors press release Bostwick arrived at the CWFC hotel in Dublin on thursday morning weighing 194lbs and had cut down to 182lbs at 11.05am this morning before being unable to cut any further.

Understandably, Philip Mulpeter and his camp (SBG Ireland) opted not to compete at a higher catchweight, leading to the fight cancellation.

Cage warriors looked for new opponents for both men but were unable to secure fighters who could be passed fit to compete by SAFE MMA on such short notice.

“This is obviously a very unfortunate situation,” said Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan. “It’s disappointing for everyone, particularly Philip Mulpeter, but also for the Cage Warriors fans who have been looking forward to this fight for a long time.

“We reacted to the situation as well as we could. We thought about new options for Philip and we even had Henry Fadipe interested in stepping in to face Jake, but neither has worked out so both guys are now without fights.

“Henry was in a five-round title fight just over a week ago in South Africa, and Jake isn’t in great shape physically either right now due to the weight-cut, so there’s no way we could give a fight like that the green light on the grounds of safety.

“It’s a blow to lose one of the most highly-anticipated fights on the card, but CWFC 70 is still stacked from top to bottom, so we’re looking forward to another exciting Dublin event tomorrow night.”

Cage Warriors also confirmed that Mulpeter was on weight at 169.6lbs shortly after 1pm, and will therefore receive his full fight purse. Bostwick will not receive a purse.

The bantamweight clash between Dean Garnett and Martin Sheridan has now been moved up to the main card to fill the vacancy.

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