Cage Warriors 54: Fight card update
WITH Cage Warriors returning to Cardiff on May 4, five more bouts have today been added to the card.
Cage Warriors 54, which will be headlined by a CWFC middleweight title fight between defending champion Jesse Taylor and home favourite John Phillips, is set to take place at the Welsh capital’s Motorpoint Arena.
The main card will now also feature two welterweight bouts, with Danny Roberts (pictured) booked to face Diego Gonzalez and Ashley Beaumont pencilled in to make his CWFC debut against Matt Inman.
Two bantamweight bouts have been added to the prelims - unbeaten Welshman Brett Johns (5-0) versus Scottish prospect James MacAlister (7-1) and highly-ranked Englishman Davey Grant (8-1) versus Cardiff’s own Joe Orrey (7-6) - as well as a lightweight contest between Brad Wheeler (9-8) and Welsh native Jamie Rogers (8-6).
Replacement opponents are currently being arranged for Ivan Buchinger and Kris Edwards after their opponents - Tim Newman and Karl Harrison - were forced to withdraw due to illness and injury respectively.
Hailing from Liverpool, 25-year-old Danny Roberts (7-1) will be returning to action for the first time since his win over Jack Mason at Cage Warriors 48 last July.
Roberts, who’s currently ranked 12th in the UK, said: “Diego Gonzalez is a very experienced fighter with a good grappling game. I’ve had a hard few months but I’m excited about coming back and getting another win.”
Gonzalez (15-7-0-1nc) returns to welterweight after a stint at 155lbs ended with a TKO loss at the hands of Ivan Buchinger at CWFC Fight Night 6 in May of last year.
“I’ve had a long lay-off but I’ve switched coach and team in the meantime. It’s a new start for me so I’m really looking forward to my return,” said Gonzalez, a 28-year-old Swede who already has five Cage Warriors bouts under his belt.
Elsewhere, 24-year-old unbeaten Welshman Ashley Beaumont (4-0) will aim to continue his ascent when he takes on Matt Inman.
Beaumont, who has taken all of his wins via first-round stoppage, said: “Matt is a very experienced fighter with a good reputation so this will be another big challenge for me. I’m very excited about fighting in Cardiff too.”
Ranked in the UK’s top 20, Inman (9-5) will be keen to bounce back from his loss to Jack Mason at Cage Warriors 52 in London last month.
“I’m fighting an undefeated knockout merchant in his own backyard but, from what I’ve seen, I’m confident I’ll be able to dominate the fight wherever it goes,” said Inman, 26. “I’m eager to make amends from my last fight.”
Priced from just £25 (plus booking fee), tickets for Cage Warriors 54 are available HERE or by phoning 0044 29202 24488.
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