CWFC 74: Maguire vs. Wheeler
John Maguire (Photo: Dolly Clew | Cage Warriors)
A lightweight bout between John Maguire and Brad Wheeler has been set for Cage Warriors 74.
The event, which takes place at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park on Saturday, November 15, 2014, will also feature a historic CWFC women’s bantamweight world title fight between Pannie Kianzad and Agnieszka Niedzwiedz.
Maguire (19-8), who hails from England, will be competing on home soil for the first time in over two years, with his last outing in the UK coming in September 2012 when he took on John Hathaway under the umbrella of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
A five-fight veteran of the UFC, where he accumulated a 2-3 record, Maguire signed for Cage Warriors Fighting Championship last October and debuted with a unanimous-decision victory over Philip Mulpeter at CWFC 63.
The 31-year-old, who has been stopped just twice in his 27 professional contests, will be keen to return to winning ways on November 15, following consecutive defeats to Saul Rogers and Damir Hadzovic.
Maguire said: “I’m very determined to show people that John Maguire has still got it. I’m not even thinking about title contention or anything like that at the moment.
“Brad Wheeler has looked great in his last few fights and he’s on a bit of a roll, but the bottom line is that he’s not going to beat me.”
Brad Wheeler (Photo: Dolly Clew | Cage Warriors)
Currently in his best run of form to date, Wheeler (13-9) will be aiming for his fifth successive win when he takes on fellow Englishman Maguire in London on November 15.
The 24-year-old has taken twelve of his thirteen career victories by stoppage, eleven of which have come via submission, including his most recent triumphs against Jason Cooledge and David Howell earlier in 2014.
An eleven-fight Cage Warriors veteran, Wheeler also holds notable wins over the UFC’s Ian Entwistle and CWFC pair Wesley Murch and Merv Mulholland.
“This is the biggest fight of my career so far and I’m looking forward to it a lot,” said Wheeler, who has been stopped just once in his last fifteen bouts.
“I believe I’m up there among the very best lightweights in the UK and this is my opportunity to prove that.”
More exciting CWFC 74 bouts are still to be announced, and tickets will go on sale soon.
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