Mark Heffron

Winner of Tommy Langford vs Jason Welborn to face Mark Heffron next

Published On Thursday, August 9, 2018By British Boxing News

Winner of Tommy Langford vs Jason Welborn ordered to face Mark Heffron next - and other championship news

BBBofC issue latest championship circular on August 9

British Board order Mark Heffron (20-2) as the mandatory opponent for the winner of the eagerly-anticipated rematch between local rivals Tommy Langford (20-2) and Jason Welborn (23-6).

The Battle of the Baggies 2 between the West Brom FC fans will take place on the Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas undercard on September 8 at the Birmingham Arena.

Their first meeting on May 4 at the Walsall Town Hall was a fight of the year contender with three-time British title challenger Welborn just stealing the decision by a single point against the reigning champion with scores of 114-113 twice and 115-113 reversed.

Welborn, who previously failed to capture the British title on two earlier attempts against Frankie Gavin and Liam Smith, has been enjoying a good run of form ever since he moved up to middleweight and caused a major upset when he defeated Joe Gallagher’s unbeaten prospect Marcus Morrison (14-0) in March 2017 to win the WBC International Silver middleweight title.

He was the underdog going into the Battle of the Baggies but managed to rock the favourite in the second round for referee Terry O'Connor to step in and issue a standing eight-count. The 28-year-old Bideford-born boxer weathered the early storm and came back to boss the following seven rounds but the championship rounds were very tight and Welborn got the nod from the ringside judges on his home show, promoted by Errol Johnson.

Now the Baggies fans get to meet for a second time in a repeat or revenge showdown, this time live on Sky Sports, with unbeaten powerhouse Heffron lined up, next with the contest due to take place by the end of December 2018.


HEAVYWEIGHT

HUGHIE FURY (Holder)

Dave Allen defeated Nick Webb in British title eliminator on August 4 at the O2 in London via fourth round TKO


CRUISERWEIGHT

MATTHEW ASKIN (Holder) v LAWRENCE OKOLIE

Following agreement being reached between the parties, the above contest to be promoted by Eddie Hearn will take place on Saturday, 22nd September 2018 at Wembley Stadium.


LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT

CALLUM JOHNSON (Holder)


SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT (Vacant)


MIDDLEWEIGHT

JASON WELBORN (Holder) v TOMMY LANGFORD

The above contest to be promoted by Errol Johnson, will take place on Saturday, 8th September 2018 at Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. The winner to waive grace and defend against Mark Heffron when called upon to do so.

WINNER OF JASON WELBORN/TOMMY LANGFORD v MARK HEFFRON

The Stewards decided to put out the above contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 12th September 2018, the contest to take place by the end of December 2018.


SUPER WELTERWEIGHT (Vacant)

ASINIA BYFIELD v TED CHEESEMAN

The above contest to be promoted by Eddie Hearn, will take place on Saturday, 20th October 2018 in London.


WELTERWEIGHT

BRADLEY SKEETE (Holder) v GARY CORCORAN

The Stewards decided to approved a request from Promoter Frank Warren for the above voluntary defence contest, which will take place on Saturday, 20th October 2018 at a venue as yet to be advised.


SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT (Vacant)

GLENN FOOT v ROBBIE DAVIES JNR.

The above contest to be promoted by Eddie Hearn, will take place on Saturday, 13th October 2018 in Newcastle.


LIGHTWEIGHT

LEWIS RITSON (Holder)

ANDY TOWNSEND v ATIF SHAFIQ

The above eliminator contest to be promoted by Stefy Bull, will take place on Friday, 5th October 2018 at Barnsley Metrodome.


SUPER FEATHERWEIGHT

SAM BOWEN (Holder) v RONNIE CLARK

The Stewards decided to put out the above mandatory defence contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 12th September 2018, the contest to take place by the end of December 2018.

ANTHONY CACACE v ZELPHA BARRETT

The Stewards decided to put out the above final eliminator contest to purse bids to be submitted in accordance with the Terms and Conditions attached to the Board’s Head Office by 12:00noon on Wednesday, 12th September 2018, the contest to take place by the end of December 2018.

LEON WOODSTOCK v JORDAN MCCORRY

Leon Woodstock withdrew from the above eliminator contest.


FEATHERWEIGHT

RYAN WALSH (Holder) v ISAAC LOWE

The above contest to be promoted by Eddie Hearn, will take place on Saturday, 27th October 2018 at Copper Box Arena, London.

LEIGH WOOD v JORDAN GILL

Following the opening of purse bids on Wednesday, 8th August 2018, the winning bid was submitted by Promoter Richard Poxon. The final eliminator above contest will take place on a date and at a venue as yet to be advised.

This contest is also for the Vacant English Featherweight Championship.


SUPER BANTAMWEIGHT (Vacant)

MARTIN WARD (Holder) v JAMES DICKENS

Following injury to Martin Ward, a new date and venue is awaited from Promoter Dennis Hobson.


BANTAMWEIGHT (Vacant)

UKASHIR FAROOQ V JAMIE WILSON

The above contest to be promoted by Iain Wilson, will take place on Thursday, 27th September 2018 at St Andrews Sporting Club. The winner to waive grace and defend when called upon to do so.

KYLE WILLIAMS v IAIN BUTCHER

No Purse bids were received for the above eliminator contest.


SUPER FLYWEIGHT (Vacant)

RYAN FARRAG v BRADLEY WATSON

Bradley Watson withdrew from the above final eliminator contest.

JAY HARRIS v KYLE YOUSAF

Kyle Yousaf withdrew from the above final eliminator contest.

This division will be considered at the next meeting.


FLYWEIGHT

ANDREW SELBY (Holder)