LANGFORD: “HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO FIGHT FOR THE BRITISH TITLE IS PHENOMENAL FOR ME AND IT’S A GREAT CHANCE TO PROPEL MYSELF ON TO THAT NEXT LEVEL”
Baggies Bomber Tommy Langford (17-0 6 KOs) will face Sheffield’s Sam Sheedy (17-1 4 KOs) for the Vacant British Middleweight Championship on Frank Warren’s sensational October 22 Motorpoint Arena Cardiff show, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
Langford, who holds the Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight belts, is determined to win the famous Lonsdale Belt and write his name into the boxing history books. The number two WBO ranked 27 year-old is confident he has the skills to overcome ‘Speedy’ Sheedy.
“This is a great fight for me,” said undefeated Langford. “Sam is a good boxer and has one of those styles that can make life very difficult for anyone so I will have to get it right on the night. He’s only lost once in a fight that he should have one. I’ve watched it back and it was an unlucky decision against Navid Mansouri. He poses a lot of threats but I am very confident I can get in there and get the job done.
“Having the opportunity to fight for the British title is phenomenal for me and it’s a great chance to propel myself on to that next level. This is a chance to put my name in the history books and I won’t be letting it pass. Cardiff is becoming like a second home for me! I have huge number of fans coming down for this fight again; close to 2,000. It’s a massive bill and the fans are in for a treat!”.
WBO Middleweight World Champion Billy Joe Saunders joins a sensational five-title fight card that features Welsh hero Liam Williams defending his British Super-Welterweight title against undefeated Londoner Ahmet Patterson; Penge star Bradley ‘Super’ Skeete making a mandatory defence of his British Welterweight crown against Manchester’s Shayne Singleton; Baggies bomber Tommy Langford challenging for the Vacant British Middleweight strap and Liverpool’s Tom Stalker making the first defence of his WBO European Lightweight title against Welshman Craig Evans.
An action-packed undercard sees world title chasing Paul Butler return to the ring under new trainer Joe Gallagher, Swindon KO king Jamie Cox makes his long-awaited return in an eight round Super-Middleweight Contest, Ilford demolition man Anthony Yarde looks to continue his red-hot KO streak after emphatically announcing himself in the U.S. with another first round KO, Leicester super-puncher Lyon Woodstock looks to go 8-0, rising Swansea Super-Flyweight starlet Jay Harris looks to impress on home soil again, Middleweight starlet Alex Hughes aims to go 8-0 and Croydon Super-Lightweight prospect Nathaniel Wilson goes in search of his fourth professional win.
Remaining tickets for ‘A Little Less Conversation’ priced at £70, £100 and £150 are available from Motorpoint Arena Cardiff; 029 2022 4488 and www.motorpointarenacardiff.co.uk, Eventim; 0844 249 1000 and www.eventim.co.uk, Ticketmaster; 0844 8440 444 and www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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