Sunday, February 4, 2007

Threat after cage fight cancelled

Promoters of a caged fighting event are set to sue Wolverhampton Civic Hall after it backed out of hosting a controversial show.

Andy Lillis, vice president of Warrior Promotions, said the company had lost £16,000 after the Civic changed its mind about hosting Cage Warriors in March.

Around 650 tickets, some costing up to £100 a head, had already been sold for the event. Fighters had also been paid in advance to come over from the USA, Russia and Germany.

Civic Hall bosses pulled the plug on the March 4 event because they said the no-holds barred sport was not appropriate for the venue.

“We have lost a lot of money. If it had gone a week later it would have been another £20,000.”

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