• Dexter Hastings

Langford gets Commonwealth & WBO International title shot

After just one fight at super Middleweight former British and Commonwealth Middleweight champion Tommy Langford has been given the chance to fight for the vacant Super Middleweight Commonwealth and WBO international title at the SSE Arena Wembley on the 27th April. Langford who has won 21 fights out of 24 will be facing unbeaten fighter Lerrone Richards who has won all of his 11 fights as top of the bill live on BT sports. Langford who has just signed for BcB Promotions had his first Super Middleweight contest on the Pride of the Midland’s show at Walsall town hall on (9/3/19). He got some of the ring rust off against Baptiste Castegnaro winning on points 58-56 in a six round contest. Langford (29) had two epic battles last year against Jason Welborn losing by two close decisions on points. 

Dexter’s Thoughts 

Great news for Tommy Langford and his team to get this shot at a commonwealth and WBO international belts so soon after his super Middleweight debut. Langford boxed nicely at times against Castegnaro on his debut, but there was a element of ring rust as he was caught with some nice shots from his opponent who had came to win this six rounder. I’m sure Langford and his team will have looked at the footage of his debut and will be looking to correct any mistakes and make Langford a two time two weight Commonwealth champion and also get him the WBO international title as well. The Birmingham Boxing Column look forward to reporting on this fight in April.