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  • Langford v Khurtsidze: Running order for City of Champions

    April 22, 2017Tommy Langford

    Fight # 1 -16:30 hrs 6 X 3 Minute Rounds Super-Middleweight Contest CHRIS BLANEY V CHRISTIAN HOSKIN GOMEZ Fight # 2 6 X 3 Minute Rounds Lightweight Contest TOM STALKER 10st 2oz V CHRIS ADAWAY 9st 13lbs Fight # 3 6 X 3 Minute Rounds International Super-Bantamweight Contest RAZA HAMZA 9st 3oz V RAFAEL CASTILLO Fight # 4 6 X 3 Minute Rounds Super-Welterweight Contest SAM MAXWELL V GEORGIE WRIGHT Fight # 5 4 X 3 Minute Rounds Welterweight Contest EKOW ESSUMAN V CASEY BLAIR Fight # 6 – 18:30 hrs A FINAL ELIMINATOR FOR WBO WORLD BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 12 X 3 Minute Rounds ZOLANI TETE 8st 5lbs 4oz V ARTHUR VILLANUEVA 8st 5lbs 15oz Fight # 7 -19:35 hrs THE ENGLISH SUPER-MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP 10 X 3 Minute ...
  • Tim Rickson breaks down Langford v Khurtsidze

    April 21, 2017Tommy Langford

    Tommy Langford v Avtandil Khurtsidze This weekend will see WBO #1 Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2) pitted against WBO #3 Tommy Langford (18-0) for the vacant interim WBO World middleweight title at the Leicester Arena with the BT Sport cameras at ringside. As the pair faced-off this week, there was a sizeable difference between them. The six-foot frame of Langford towered over the 5ft6” bulk of Khurtsidze. There are many similarities between them, however, both fighters won titles in successful amateur careers, each representing their native countries. They are currently topping the rankings in the World Boxing Organisation’s 160lbs standings after winning separate titles with the governing body. Langford reached the heights of a...
  • Langford's storm warning

    April 21, 2017Tommy Langford

    When Tommy Langford finally got to realise his early ambition of fighting for the British title, it didn’t pan out to be epic encounter he would have hoped for. Sheffield’s Sam Sheedy was in the opposite corner – having taken the place of original opponent Chris Eubank jnr – and, for Langford, it quickly became clear that it was going to be a case of just getting the job done. To say the fight was cagey would be an understatement and you couldn’t even claim it was one for the purist. If ‘Nobbins’ fights were still in existence then any spare change would’ve remained firmly in pockets. Sheedy publicly proclaimed he was going to be Langford’s worst nightmare ahead of the fight, that he was going to spoil and be elusive. He got it ...
  • Langford eyes Saunders clash should Golovkin fail to materialise

    April 20, 2017Tommy Langford

    Baggies bomber Tommy Langford is hoping a victory over Avtandil Khurtsidze for the WBO Interim Middleweight Title will secure an all-British showdown with World Champion Billy Joe Saunders. On Saturday night the unbeaten British Champion headlines the Leicester Arena, with a full undercard in support featuring Anthony Yarde, Tyrone Nurse, Daniel Dubois, Lyon Woodstock Jr and more. “When the fight was offered, I was more than happy to say yes and take it,” Langford told BoxNation. “Winning this puts you front of the queue for Billy Joe Saunders. I don’t know if he’s got a big fight or not, but if not he must fight me. “That’s a big domestic fight there in itself, something I’ve always wanted. This means I can’t be avoided so I ha...
  • TXODDS previews Langford v Khurtsidze

    April 19, 2017Tommy Langford

    Langford v Khurtsidze Tommy Langford is a middleweight boxer from Birmingham in England, 27 years old and 6ft tall. He is No 3 in the WBO rankings. Langford is unbeaten after 18 fights (with 6 KO's). He made his professional debut in 2012 and has held British and Commonwealth titles since 2016. He is a fast and stylish fighter, but not necessarily the hardest of hitters, but will have the height advantage over Khurtsidze, as well as youth on his side, finally a packed Leicester Arena full of Langford fans. This is by far his biggest and toughest fight so far, but he fears nobody and was scheduled to fight Chris Eubank Jnr last October but Eubank withdrew from the fight. TXODDS are proud to sponsor Tommy Langford. Avtandil Khurts...
  • 15 Facts You Didn’t About Tommy Langford

    April 19, 2017Tommy Langford

    British middleweight champion Tommy Langford (18-0) takes on WBO No.1 Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2) for the interim WBO World middleweight title on April 22nd at the Leicester Arena, live on BT Sport. Its No.1 v No.2 as the pair lock horns this weekend with one eye on challenging WBO King Billy Joe Saunders next. The headlining fight will be televised live on BT Sport in the second outing of Frank Warren’s highly-touted ‘New Era’ for boxing. BBN dug up a bit of research on the rising star to find out a few facts about the Frank Warren fighter ahead of the biggest test of his career on the St. George’s Day weekend. 1. Tommy Langford was born and raised in the historic port town of Bideford in North Devon but has lived in Birm...
  • Church lands British Challenge belt fight on June 10

    April 9, 2017Darrel Church

    June 10th at London’s York Hall will see Essex light-heavyweight prospect ‘Dazzling’ Darrel Church (4-1-1) in a bid to win his first professional title – the British Challenge light-heavyweight belt. The eight-round contest will take place on the undercard of the eagerly-awaited Southern Area title clash between promising lightweights Jamie Arlain and Adam Dingsdale at the renowned East End venue. A father of one and a business owner, Church previously struggled to balance training with work and withdrew from fights due to illnesses and injuries brought on by exhaustion. He slipped to a loss against Angelo Crowe (2-6) in 2015 after initially kicking off his pro career with two straight wins when previously signed ...