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British boxing news: Tommy Langford headlines Oct 3; Iain Weaver back in action this Saturday

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Middleweight Tommy Langford returns to action on Saturday October 3rd at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall. The unbeaten Birmingham based ace headlines the show promoted by Frank Warren and P.J Rowson, live and exclusive on BoxNation.

Langford shot to prominence in the talent packed 160lb division when he captured the title last month, defeating tough Mexican Julio Cesar Avalos with a stunning fourth round stoppage, and his challenger will be announced shortly.

With that win, the 26-year-old talent, born in Bideford, North Devon, crashed into the WBO rankings at number seven and aims to continue his form as he keeps hot on the heels of division leaders Andy Lee, the WBO World Middleweight Champion, and Billy Joe Saunders, who collide on October 10th in Manchester.

“I’m really excited with the new season ahead and what it holds for me,” said Langford.

“I had my best career win so far against Avalos, but there is so much more to come from me in the future and I can’t wait to get to work on Saturday 3rd October at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, where I’m headlining a show for the first time,”

“The middleweight division is looking great domestically with top fighters like Lee and Saunders, who clash in the biggest fight of the year, and I aim to one day fight one of these two or be involved in a fight of the same size against a domestic rival, maybe a Chris Eubank Jnr. or a Nick Blackwell, they would be great fights,”

“First of all I’m looking to put on an action-packed showing at the Civic Hall and show that I’m the next big name in the division, keep my winning record intact and keep moving up and up in the rankings.”

Weaver Back In UK Action – Faces Skripkins At York Hall This Saturday.

Former Team GB star Iain ‘The Blessed One’ Weaver is set for his first UK bout, since returning from America, this coming Saturday at the York Hall in Bethnal Green, where he will face Latvian Dinars Skripkins.

Weaver, who last fought at York Hall back in October 2013, has been establishing himself as one of the top prospects in the ultra competitive Super Featherweight division internationally.

Since his last visit to the home of boxing in the Capital City, Weaver has secured two excellent first class stoppage wins over Spain based Moroccan Hassan Elyatouti and Brazilian Edilson Rio.

In his last bout, against Newark, New Jersey’s then unbeaten prospect Wanzell Ellison, Weaver was the victim of some good old fashioned home cooking of the scorecards, to blot his otherwise pristine record.

Now back on British soil once more Weaver, made it clear that he is determined to get a couple more good wins under his belt, before attempting to get a rematch against Ellison on neutral ground sometime next year.

“To say we were disappointed last time out is an understatement, I won that fight comfortably, yet only one judge scored it my way.

We’ll fight this Saturday and then have at least one more fight here, then we will be doing everything we can to secure a rematch, this time either here in the UK or maybe somewhere neutral like Germany.

Back to now though, I’m really looking forward to being back York Hall, I have such fond memories of fighting there.

There’s always a good atmosphere there, it really is a special place.

We don’t know too much about Dinars (Skripkins), but have heard he is a very tough kid.

Earlier this year he beat German prospect Tunahan Keser and from what we’ve heard that was a great fight and a fantastic performance by Dinars.

So we are not underestimating him one iota, but also know that he is beatable and that’s our plan, beat him and do it in style.”

Iain Weaver versus Dinars Skripkins features on the Mark Lyons and Billy James-Elliott Wise Guys promotions LORDS OF THE RING II event will take place at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 29th August 2015.

Lowe faces Speight for English title in Leeds

Isaac Lowe will face Jamie Speight for the vacant English Featherweight title at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on September 5, live on Sky Sports.

Unbeaten Morecambe talent Lowe is in his 11th pro fight and first on TV, and the 21 year old will be looking to make a big statement in his first title fight, and second English title bout on the bill as Andy Townend defends his Super Featherweight strap against Lee Glover.

Speight will have other ideas though as the Southern Area champion fights for the title for the second time having taken on show headliner Josh Warrington for the belt in in Leeds in March 2013.

Lowe’s clash with Speight is part of a huge night of action in Yorkshire as Warrington defends his Commonwealth and WBC International Featherweight titles against Joel Brunker.

St Helens star Martin Murray will take part in his first championship bout since facing Gennady Golovkin, unbeaten Birmingham Super Flyweight star Kal Yafai is in action and unbeaten Light Heavyweight star Callum Johnson faces Tony Hill.