Mulpeter forced to pull out of bout with Tom Breese at Cage Warriors 74


It’s bad news this morning for Irish MMA fans as news broke that SBG’s Philip Mulpeter has been forced to pull out of his welterweight bout against Tom Breese this upcoming Saturday at Cage Warriors 74. Cage Warriors officially announced the new today that Mulpeter sustained a cut above his left eye in training on Tuesday evening, and CWFC officials were informed by e-mail of his decision to withdraw at 4:59pm GMT yesterday (Wednesday, November 12).

According to a press release the incident occurred as a result of a clash of heads with a team-mate, during what Mulpeter’s camp described as “light sparring drills”. Tom Breese will still fight on the card, though, with 22-year-old Frenchman Thibaud Larchet (6-1) stepping in to face the Englishman for his CWFC debut.

Cage Warriors Fighting Championship CEO Graham Boylan was glad that a replacement could be found and Bresse was able to stay on the card but wasn’t too happy with Mulpeter; “Hats off to our matchmaker Ian Dean for sourcing a replacement at the last minute, and to Tom Breese for accepting the change of opponent in these circumstances,”  Boylan said in a press release.

“While this situation has resulted in us taking a hit financially, I’m just happy that we’ve been able to ensure that a fighter’s eight-week training camp wasn’t for nothing, and that another fighter has been given a great opportunity to compete on such a big stage. ”

“I wish Philip Mulpeter a speedy recovery, but I was disappointed to learn that he was sparring three days before a weigh-in, which doesn’t seem wise to me. The fans are now missing out on what was a highly-anticipated bout.”

“But that’s the sport. We’ll move on, as we’ve always done, and I’m looking forward to seeing Tom Breese make his long-awaited CWFC debut against an opponent who comes in from France with a very good reputation.”

The card will be headlined by the welterweight title fight between Nicolas Dalby and Mohsen Bahari while Pannie Kianzad and Eeva Siiskonen will fight for the women’s bantamweight title.

Cage Warriors 74 (order TBC)

Nicolas Dalby vs. Mohsen Bahari
Pannie Kianzad vs. Eeva Siiskonen
Julien Boussuge vs. Joseph Duffy
Saul Rogers vs. Mick Sinclair
Tom Breese vs. Thibaud Larchet
Andy Manzolo vs. Bola Omoyele
John Maguire vs. Brad Wheeler
Sean Carter vs. Tim Wilde
Arnold Allen vs. TBC
Pelu Adetola vs. Darren Stewart
Paul Marin vs. Scott Pooley
James Hurrell vs. Carl Kinslow
Steve McCombe vs. Nathaniel Wood
Emma Delaney vs. Anna Elmose

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