On the biggest boxing weekend of the century, 25-year-old Midlands boxer, Tommy Langford heads back to his hometown in North Devon to participate in an open training session at Bideford ABC.
The local club will open its doors in the early afternoon at 2pm on Sunday 3rd May just a few hours after the two best boxers in the world settle their five year feud to decide who the greatest boxer of this millennium is.
The club will request a small donation on admission entirely at the attendee’s discretion in an attempt to raise funds for the local community which is in need of a new defibrillator.
Tommy Langford will be the main attraction performing in an open workout session for fans to enjoy and for aspiring young boxers to get a glimpse of what is required at the professional level of the sport.
The former Bideford ABC club captain said, “It’s an honour to have been asked and it’ll be great for the people to see as not everyone can get to my fights or see me training, what with me being based in the Midlands.”
The undefeated middleweight boxer was granted a sports scholarship at Birmingham University and moved 200 miles from Bideford to Birmingham to further his boxing career under the tutelage of top trainer, Tom Chaney.
The Devonian-turned-Brummie will be sparring with the current club captain, his younger brother Jack.
A former Schoolboys Junior champion, now 23-years-old, Jack recently reached the senior ABA semi-finals losing out to overall champion and Commonwealth Games 2014 gold medallist, Anthony Fowler.
A past Bideford ABC club captain himself, Tommy Langford was also a captain of the England team and left the amateurs with an incredible record of 86 wins from 106 fights.
Crowned as the Midlands ABA champion four years running from 2008-2011, he is most noted for his victories over Commonwealth Games heroes, Callum Smith and the aforementioned Anthony Fowler, who hold a silver and gold medal respectively.
Now, the mid-twenties unbeaten pro is signed to Frank Warren and will be challenging for his first title in his next fight after reaching 12 straight victories without ever conceding a single round.
“I hope that we get a good turnout and raise the money that we need to on the day,” said Langford. “I’ll be on hand afterwards to talk to fans and offer the younger boxers advice. I’m looking forward to it being a good weekend of boxing overall.”
For more information about the event please contact Dick Kersey of Bideford ABC on 07841 846552