Unbeaten middleweight prospec, Tommy Langford 10(2)-0-0 will enter into his 11th professional contest on the Frankie Gavin undercard at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Friday October 24th.
The unbeaten star will join fellow Brummie’s, Frankie Gavin, Natty Howell, Luke Paddock and Andrew Robinson on the PJ Rowson promoted show.
Opponent for Langford comes in the shape of 28-year-old middleweight, Gary Boulden 7-15(3)-2 from Shepperton, Surrey. Although Boulden has more than double the losses than he has wins, he is a former Southern Area middleweight champion by defeating former English champ, Kreshnik Qato, then 25-7-0.
Commenting on his forthcoming foe, Langford said, “He went ten rounds with Billy Joe Saunders only losing on points. Although he hasn’t got a great record he is very fit, tough and, from what I’ve seen of him, is a decent boxer who always comes to win.”
“It should be a good fight for me at this stage of my career and valuable experience for bigger fights not too far down the line.”
The Frank Warren fighter, Tommy Langford has, so far, enjoyed an unbeaten stint in the pro circuit since winning his debut fight against Steve Spence at the HMV Institute, Birmingham on 8th September 2012 with a unanimous 40-35 points score after referee, Gareth Morris gave the Carl Greaves trained boxer an eight-count in the final round.
From there the 6ft tall Midlander has notched up wins against the usual suspects such as Jay Morris and Dan Blackwell, but his most recent victory came in the form of a stoppage win over Nicky Jenman, the newly crowned British Masters Bronze light middleweight champion.
28-year-old Jenman from Brighton represented a very subtle step upwards for Langford as he became the third opponent he had faced with more wins than losses on his ledger. The fact that the Sussex middleweight has gone on from his loss to Langford to defeat Daza Usher and collect his first title is testament to that.
Referee, Terry O’Connor put a stop to the contest in the second round after a barrage of punches from Langford left Jenman unsteady on his feet and became the second TKO on Langford’s CV along with Raimonds Sniedze, caught out in the same round in May 2013.
A former England international, Langford left the amateurs with an astounding record of 86 wins from 106 fights, winning University titles, Haringey Box Cup titles and National finals.
Two stand-out names on his amateur resume are wins over Olympians, Callum Smith and Anthony Fowler. Also an England schoolboy, Langford captained the team in his final year and experienced many sparring sessions with team-mate, Frankie Gavin.
On the October 24th show, Langford stated, “Frank Warren has got me and Frankie out to keep us busy and to get another fight in locally which is always good.”
The show will provide Frankie Gavin 19(12)-1-0, the British and Commonwealth welterweight champion, with a tune-up fight against an international opponent over eight rounds before defending his honours a month later on the Tyson Fury v Derek Chisora show on November 29th against evenly-matched English champion, Bradley Skeete 18(7)-0-0 from Penge, London.
Support comes from prospects, Andrew Robinson, Calum Cooper, Luke Paddock, Natty Howell, Des Bowater, Craig Willshee, Ryan Partridge and teenager Dan Breeze.
Robinson is set to be matched over six rounds and if he makes it 13 wins out of 13, the Redditch crowd pleaser will meet Frank Buglioni for the vacant WBO European super-middleweight title on the big ExCel show in November.
Also on the show, Calum Cooper defends his Midlands Area light-welterweight championship against Luke Paddock in a Birmingham-Black Country derby.
Cooper kept his title by outpointing Marcus Ffrench in a fight-of-the-year contender in June having previously given Thomas Stalker a good workout and in Paddock, he meets a former England amateur international who has shown good skills in compiling a perfect seven fight record so far.