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Tommy Langford to fight Sam Sheedy for the British middleweight title

By NDJJonny  |  Posted: September 28, 2016


Tommy Langford will fight Sam Sheedy in Cardiff on October 22

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TOMMY Langford will fight Sam Sheedy for the British middleweight title.

The North Devonian was all set to face former Lonsdale belt holder Chris Eubank Jr for the crown in Cardiff on October 22 before he vacated with a "severe injury".

Since then, Langford has been without an opponent and there were question marks over whether he would still fight for the British strap.

But the Bideford fighter revealed in this morning's Journal column that would be the case, and promoter Frank Warren confirmed this afternoon he would be fighting Sheffield's Sheedy.

"Sam is a good boxer and has one of those styles that can make life very difficult for anyone," said Langford, whose record stands at 17-0.

"He poses a lot of threats but I am confident I can get in there and get the job done.

"Having the opportunity to fight for the British title is phenomenal for me."

On paper, Sheedy is similar to Langford. His record stands at 17-1, with four knockouts. Unbeaten Langford has six.

Sheedy, 28, has won his last two fights and his only defeat came via a split decision against Navid Mansouri in July last year.

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