BCB Promotions have announced the signing of Tommy Langford
The Baggies Bomber has signed a management contract with BCB Promotions, who will work alongside trainer, Tom Chaney.
The former British, Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion will step up to super-middleweight as he plots a course back to boxing’s big time in 2019.
Langford, a former England amateur captain, is no stranger to BCB having taken on Jason Welborn back in May for his British Middleweight Title. Despite losing by the narrowest of margins – a split decision – Langford earned plenty of plaudits with the fight winning the British Boxing Board of Control Fight of the Year.
Welborn and Langford did battle again in September, live on Sky Sports, with Welborn taking another split decision after 12 epic rounds, which saw Langford downed twice only to come back and dominate the fight, culminating in a frenzied 12th round finish.
“I’m delighted to bring Tommy to BCB,” explained promoter Errol Johnson. “He had two absolute wars with Jason Welborn this year and showed, especially in that second fight, real heart and courage.
“He was a pleasure to deal with on both occasions and now he is stepping up in weight, we believe he can be a real force in the super middleweight division. Tom Chaney is an exceptional trainer and he and Tommy will work on their game with a view to having Tommy back out in early 2019.”
“I am happy to be signing with BCB and for Errol to be working alongside Tom Chaney to plot my course back to the top,” added Langford. “I have been aware of BCB for a long time and have always admired how they have been able to deliver opportunities for their fighters at all different levels.
“That makes me excited to see what this next chapter of my career can bring. The move to super-middleweight may come to some as a surprise to some because I’ve always kept my cards close to my chest; however those close to me know how restrictive this has been and how have had to burn off muscle from essential areas to make the middleweight limit.
“Now I have to rebuild and feel I would be best doing it at a weight where I can take my strength in to fights with me. I know I can perform at championship level at super middleweight and I’m looking forward to the journey ahead.”
Bideford-born, Birmingham-based Langford was once ranked as high as no.2 with the WBO when previously signed to Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren, and now has staunch ambitions to return to those heights in 2019.