Jake Bostwick – “My goals are to get to the top and be the best!”

Jake “Brutal” Bostwick entered the cage at Cage Warriors Super Saturday knowing that he would be facing the biggest challenge of his professional career. Standing opposite the cage from him was 6 foot 1, Norwegian Simeon “The Grim” Thoresen. The Welterweight contest pitted striker (Bostwick) against grappler (Thoresen) and ahead of the fight many of the UKMMA community feared that the step up in competition may have been just a little too much for the Londoner to handle.

But not only did he handle it, Bostwick completely threw Thoresen off his gameplan with his excellent takedown defence on his way to a majority decision win (29-28, 29-28, 28-28). But how certain was Bostwick of getting the nod as the two fighters stood side by side with referee Rich Mitchell? “I wasn’t too sure as he scored a takedown in the first and controlled me but I thought I had done enough to get on my feet. But you never know what the judges are going to score.”

So how frustrating is it for a fighter like Bostwick who is always looking to put on a show to face someone like Thoresen who was just content in shooting for takedowns for the majority of the fight? “I always want to put on a show for the fans and with Simeon continuously shooting on me it was very frustrating but I had to do my best to avoid the takedown. It was just sprawl and brawl for me. I did find myself thinking too much when I sprawled out on Simeon as I didn’t want to end up in a position where he could submit me. I really wanted to make him pay with strikes but then again I had to play it smart.”

The win over former UFC fighter Thoresen earnt Bostwick another W in the column and extended his current undefeated streak to eight wins on the bounce. He has now signed for his next bout which will take place on Cage Warriors 70 at the Helix in Dublin against Philip Mulpeter. Mulpeter is 2-2 in his last four fights but his opponents record doesn’t concern Bostwick or make things any easier as he enters this one. “Yes I am on an eight fight win streak and Mulpeter is 2-2 in his last four fights but that doesn’t mean nothing. This fight is going to be in his hometown and he will have the crowd behind him and he is coming for a war. So records at this point mean nothing. I am very excited to be fighting in Dublin and looking to put on an awesome show for the fans and viewers at home.”

A win in his next fight would bring Bostwicks overall record to 16-8 and more important increase the win streak to nine undefeated fights. And while those stats start to paint their own picture of success, for Bostwick he is taking things one fight at a time. “Me beating Mulpeter will be great and people have spoken about the title, but I am not jumping into anything. I’m just going to go with the flow.”

Since the fight has been announced Bostwick has got to spend some time at the BadBoy Gym alongside UFC star Ross Pearson and fellow Cage Warriors Welterweight Tommy Quinn. And while Team Titan and the Double K Gym will always create the base for Bostwick’s fight camps he is also a firm believer in taking advantage of training with others. “I have a normal schedule for fights at Team Titan and Double K Gym but its good to mix up wrestling and sparring partners for sure as you start to understand each other in the gym.”

Jake would like to thank “Badboy Gym, Team Titan, Double K Gym, Kieran Keddle for putting a lot of work into me and working my striking hard for this fight. I hope everyone tunes into and enjoys Cage Warriors 70.”

“My Goals are to get to the top and be the best. Cage Warriors is a great show and I am sure they will push me on to bigger things, eventually.”

Be sure to follow Jake on twitter @JakeBostwick and keep up to date with the Cage Warriors 70 show via their events page at cagewarriors.com/events-and-tickets

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