Tommy Langford v Sam Sheedy – Boxing Results and Post Fight Analysis

In tonight’s boxing results from Cardiff lets take a look at the Tommy Langford v Sam Sheehy fight at middleweight.

The Tommy Langford v Sam Sheedy fight was initially meant to be Tommy Langford vs Chris Eubank Jr but alas, it wasn’t meant to be for Langford – as Eubank pulled out through injury.

That didn’t stop him however tonight and he showed just why he is ranked so high in the WBO rankings (number two) and indeed now the British champion.

With the Eubank frustration’s behind him Tommy Langford set about his work behind a crisp jab in round one.

Tommy Langford v Sam Sheedy
Eubank Jr could be on Langford’s radar again in 2017

Clearly a thinking fighter in the ring, Langford moved in and out of range to stay out of danger and landed a nice counter at one point in the round.

The crowd were clearly in Langford’s favor. His fans could be heard in fine voice in the third round as the bout came to life a little bit.

Sheedy showed he wasn’t intimidated by Langford in the third and motioned him to come in closer to stand toe to toe.

Langford didn’t take the bait however and landed an excellent left hand before the end of the round. To which Sheehy responded would a good punch of his own.

In a fight that was been fought at a fairly methodical pace by both men in the early rounds, Langford was perhaps the more accurate of the two by round 4.

Langford landed an excellent straight left hand right through the middle of the Sheedy defence in round 5.

As the fight progressed, Sheedy began to take the fight to Langford – who started to gradually up his work rate down the stretch of the fight.

Both men looked like they had given absolutely everything by the time of the final bell after round 12. There was a lot of respect mutually between both fighters after the fight:

“I’ve got so much respect for him, but I took more from that for myself. Hopefully we can have the rematch!” @SpeedySamSheedy

— BoxNation (@boxnationtv) November 26, 2016

It was very close to score down the stretch and a tough fight to call overall, but ultimately Langford emerged with a split decision win:

The scores are in: It’s a split decision, 117-113, 113-115 & 116-114 – the winner #AndTheNew British Middleweight champ is @Tommy_Langford1!

— BoxNation (@boxnationtv) November 26, 2016

Langford now moves to within inches of a crack at the WBO middleweight world title currently held by fellow Englishman Billy Joe Saunders – who boxes next week.

The future is looking bright once again for Birmingham’s Tommy Langford.