Unbeaten middleweight prospect Tommy Langford (13-0) will top the bill on October 3rd at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall to defend his newly-attained WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title live on BoxNation. We caught up with Tommy ahead of his big fight.
Our chat started out touching base with Tommy on his last fight, where he was very impressive in Dublin on the Irish BoxNation card earlier this year, and how he felt he performed on the night:
“Very pleased. Obviously, I won the title so that was most the important thing which put me at number seven in the WBO rankings. It’s fast-tracked me to that world route so I’m extremely happy with that.
I had the gameplan and did everything that I was expected to do. I didn’t think I’d finish him as fast as I would but the shots came and I took them.
He hadn’t been stopped that early on ever before so that was a surprise to us all. Everything that my trainer Tom Chaney and I talked about in the gym came off for us.
Because he was smaller and his head movement was quite erratic, the plan was to punch lower because he was shorter and I made him stand up taller and that’s where the finish came.”
Topping His Own Bill On TV
Next up, the now world no.7 in the WBO Tommy Langford will be headlining his own TV show in Wolves. We asked him how it felt to be topping the bill on BoxNation TV:
“It’s wicked and I owe a lot to Frank Warren and the team at Queensberry. I was meant to be on the original Limerick show [Andy Lee v Billy Joe Saunders in Limerick on September 19th] but that got cancelled and they came through within days for me with my own show.
It should sell quite well and I’ve done all my tickets already and need more now. My section of the crowd will be the noisiest and the biggest.
There’s also Ryan Aston in an English title eliminator, Josh Leather and Raza Hamza, Ricky Summers. I think that Josh Leather will headline a show one day soon, he’s pushing on well.”
Developing Into A Seasoned Pro
As our chat concluded with Tommy, we touched on the fact he looks to be progressing very nicely as a pro and with his last two fights been scheduled for 10 rounds, did he feel he could go the full duration of ten rounds comfortably now at this point, should a fight go into the trenches?
“I’ve always had a big engine so I feel comfortable in the later rounds, it’s yet to be proved in a competition but I’ve done it countless times in sparring, so it’s something I’m looking forward to.
The pace that I set, I don’t think that opponents will have much left if it does go later. I’ve got extra reserves if I need them and I’ve got hundreds of punches per round in me but I haven’t had to use them yet so we’ll see what happens when it comes to it.”
Card, TV and Ticket Information
Chief-support on the show is an Eliminator for the English Super-Welterweight Championship between Dudley’s Ryan Aston and Aylesbury’s Nathan Graham.
A top class undercard will feature a host of emerging talents, including unbeaten Guisborough light-welterweight Josh Leather; Birmingham super-bantamweight Raza Hamza; Leicester super-featherweight Lyon Woodstock; Belfast super-welterweight Macaulay McGowan; Rowley Regis middleweight Tyler Denny; Dudley lightweight Les Byfield and the professional debut of Dudley flyweight Josh Miller.
Tickets priced at £40, £60 & £100 are available from the Wolverhampton Civic Hall Box Office at www.wolvescivic.co.uk and 0870 320 7000.
Viewers in the UK and Ireland can watch the show live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky channel 437/HD 490, Virgin channel 546 and TalkTalk channel 525).
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