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Sylvester Sim drops out of Muay Thai fight with Steven Lim as he couldn’t get enough insurance

Champion bodybuilder Pradip Subramanian will step into the ring instead to fight Lim.

Sulaiman Daud | September 22, 2017 @ 02:40 pm

* Editor’s note at 6:20pm: Mr Pradip Subramanian’s profile has been updated, following feedback from a reader.

Ladies and gentlemen, please try to contain your grief.

The long-anticipated bout between Singapore Idol alumni Sylvester Sim and Steven Lim has been called off.

The two will not be facing each other in the inaugural Asia Fighting Championship scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 23.

Not enough insurance coverage for Sim

The event’s organisers announced one day before the fight that Sim had to drop out due to “insufficient insurance coverage”.

They said that they had reached a consensus with Sim’s management agency, SGEE Ventures for Sim to drop out.

The statement said:

“Due to insufficient insurance coverage provided by the organisers and restrictions on increased coverage as stipulated by the insurance companies, a consensus was reached by the organisers and Mr. Sylvester Sim’s management agency, SGEE Ventures, for Mr Sylvester Sim to not participate in the highly anticipated fight. This decision was made after careful considerations of the potential risks involved and ensuring Sylvester’s safety and well-being is of paramount importance.”

Loser Sim

This decision will most likely be met with loud boos for Sim, as the hype has been built up for weeks promoting these two wannabe fighters, who have been talking trash about each other when appearing in promos.

Can’t touch this. Photo from Steven Lim’s Facebook page.

A new challenger appears

But Stevenholics can still get their fill of hot, sweaty, man-on-man action.

Lim will be facing a new opponent instead as replacement.

Pradip Subramanian, president of the World Bodybuilding & Physique Sports Federation, has stepped up to the plate.

While he’s no Sylvester Sim (honestly, who is?), Pradip looks more than a match for Lim.

Photo from Pradip Subramanian’s Facebook page.

Lim might have bitten off a bit more than he can chew.

Lim, Pradip, and other Muay Thai fighters will be in action at Marina Bay Sands tomorrow on Sept. 23.

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Top image from Sylvester Sim’s Facebook page

About Sulaiman Daud

Sulaiman believes that we can be heroes, if just for one day. His favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi's Twelve, although he is falling in love with Jodie Whittaker's Thirteen. He also writes about film and pop-culture, which you are very welcome to read here.

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