Undefeated West Midlands middleweight boxer, Tommy Langford 12-0 is keeping fight-fit as he awaits his next fight date and whether he could be competing for his first professional title.
The 25-year-old was last out on Valentine’s Night when he dismantled a game opponent in Sheffield’s Wayne Reed within four rounds.
A perforated ear drum kept Langford out for a few weeks after the fight but the eager young prospect has been keeping fit whilst waiting to heal and has been itching to get back to ring action.
The six foot tall personal trainer from Birmingham stated, “It’s harder than I ever thought it would be waiting for a phone call. Because I got that injury after my last fight there was nothing put in place straight away but now that my ear is all fixed, I’m just waiting to find out a date now."
He continued, “I haven’t been given a date yet but I’m back in training as if I am fighting soon.”
The Brummie boxing star was originally a Devonian, he moved to the Midlands in his teenage years to attend university and to also train with respected coach, Tom Chaney in his Hall Green Boxing Club with top welterweight, Frankie Gavin.
“Since coming back to training, obviously Frankie is fighting Kell Brook which is major so I’ve been doing some bits with Frankie,” Langford explained. “I’ve not done much with Frankie for a while so it’s been good to train with him again.”
As soon as Tommy was given the all clear to start punching again, he made the 175 mile trip down to Brighton to train with another Frank Warren boxer, Chris Eubank Jr.
The interim WBA World middleweight champion defends his title against Australian, Les Sherrington on May 9th
in Wembley Arena and incorporated Langford into his preparations.
“Chris Eubank invited me to down to Brighton for sparring,” Langford enlightened. “We sparred every day of the week and just did six rounds. The first day, because I had driven down there and I was tired, I was not too sharp but, as the week went on, I got better and better.
“He is very accurate when he lets them go but he can be outboxed so it was good measuring stick for me and now that’s given me a confidence boost that I can mix it with any of them at that level.”
A packed Wolves Civic witnessed a career-best performance from their local hero on the night of February 14th
and the undefeated middleweight prospect is keen to continue the momentum that sees him edging closer towards the top ten in a talent-packed division topped by Billy Joe Saunders and the aforementioned, Eubank Jr.
“This is the lightest and sharpest I’ve ever been going into a training camp. My weight is not too far off from where I need to be for a fight, I’m staying ready for when I get a call,” he concluded.
Langford left the amateurs as the England captain with an outstanding record of 86 wins from 106 fights and enjoyed triumphs over Commonwealth Games heroes, Callum Smith and Anthony Fowler, who hold a silver and gold medal respectively.
As a professional, the success continued reaching 12 wins in 12 fights without ever conceding a single round to an opponent so far.
His latest conquest achieved via a fourth round stoppage over Wayne Reed was described at ringside by respected pundit, Steve Lillis as, ‘a perfect all-round performance.’
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