• BCB press release/Dexter Hastings

Neutral Ground: Battle of the Baggies


Neutral Ground: Battle of the Baggies

Tommy Langford and Jason Welborn collide at Walsall Town Hall for the British Middleweight Title on Friday, 4th May.

The pair, both massive West Bromwich Albion fans, will battle it out for the Lord Lonsdale Belt in front of a sell-out crowd in May on BCB Promotions' Neutral Ground: Battle of the Baggies. Champion Langford collected the strap in 2016 with a comprehensive victory over Sam Sheedy before successfully defending the belt against Jack Arnfield earlier this year. Welborn, back with BCB Promotions,

claimed the WBC International Silver Title last year and will be looking to add the British Title to his increasing cabinet.

"This is a massive fight," explained BCB's Head of Boxing, Errol Johnson. "Tommy and Jason are two of the best middleweights in the country. Tommy is well known for being an Albion fan and Jason is a massive Baggie too so it adds a little bit of spice to the fight. The whole of West Bromwich and the surrounding areas will want to be at this one!

"It will have huge local interest we are sure. It will be a packed out venue, full of Black Country fight fans who will witness what is sure to be a Fight of the Year Contenders."

Tickets are on sale now from Walsall Town Hall Box Office priced at £150 VIP Ringside and £50 Standard - 0845 111 2900. The show will sell-out, so please purchase your tickets immediately to avoid disappointment. A full undercard will be unveiled shortly...

Dexter's Thoughts

What a great match for the BcB to have as a main event at one of their shows. The show is called the "The Battle of the Baggies" with both fighters being West Brom supporters there will be a great local interest in Tommy's second defence of his British Title.

I interviewed Langford last month and put this fight to him as a potential match up, he informed me he had no problems fighting Welborn or any of the other two fighters I put to him (Cunningham and Robinson). This I think will be a interesting fight, you would have to have Langford as a clear favorite but you can not discount Welborn as he will ask questions of the champ. There will be people saying that it should be Craig Cunningham fighting for the title as he has already beaten Welborn and was scheduled to take on Langford last year. As much as I would love Craig to take on Langford for the Lonsdale belt, he has lost his last two fights so I am thinking that is why he has not been given the chance.

This date is firmly in the Columns callender and I can't wait to see this local derby at my favourite venue in the Midlands The Walsall town hall.