Baggies Bomber Tommy Langford defends middleweight title

By Lewis Cox | Boxing | Published:

Boxer Tommy Langford retained his British middleweight belt with a convincing unanimous points decision victory against challenger Jack Arnfield.

The Baggies Bomber came out on top in the battle of the technical fighters and looked comfortable on the front with a bigger variety of punches at the bout on the George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr undercard in Manchester.

Two rounds of 116-113 point victories and a 117-113 were awarded in Albion-mad Langford's favour.

Langford landed a sweet uppercut in round eight in one of the bout's highlights.

It was his first defence of the Lonsdale middleweight belt Langford claimed in November 2016. Devon-born Langford, whose record now stands at 20-1, had too much tactically for Blackpool's Arnfield who was defeated for a third time in 28 fights.

He said: "I just want to say a massive thanks to all my West Brom and Devon fans for your support. I hope I've given you something to cheer about.

"I would also like to say thank you to Jack Arnfield for a for a great fight. He is a real gent and a proper man in defeat."

Langford, 28 and based in Birmingham, has separated himself from the rest of the domestic pack with his latest success and is now only behind world title contender Martin Murray and WBO king Billy Joe Saunders in the British rankings.

Langford may defend the belt for a second time next against Oldham's Mark Heffron or alternatively set his sights on a European title which is set to be contested for by Alessandro Goddi and Kamil Szeremeta next week.

Lewis Cox

By Lewis Cox
Trainee Multi-Media Sports Journalist - @lewiscox_star

Sports reporter with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Covering Shrewsbury Town and with a keen eye for non-league and grassroots.


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