And boxer sets sights on fighting in front of his home crowd
BAGGIES fan Tommy Langford has vowed to bring the British Middleweight Championship belt back to The Hawthorns as he prepares to fight Sam Sheedy for the title in Cardiff.
The 27-year-old today attended a pre-fight press conference at The Hawthorns ahead of the Saturday, October 22 bout.
The Birmingham Road End season-ticket holder will be backed by over 2,000 fans in South Wales as he attempts to take the vacant British title and improve on his world number 19 ranking.
And unbeaten Langford, who has won six of his 17 fights by knockout, dreams of one day fighting at The Hawthorns.
“It’s a huge opportunity for me to win the British title and I’m very confident I will come back with the belt,” said Langford.
FORTRESS HAWTHORNS: Langford dreams of home fight
“I’m looking forward to bringing the belt back to The Hawthorns.
“I’ve got huge numbers of fans coming to support me.
“I’ve got fantastic support from the Albion and all the Baggies fans.
“There are 2,000 people coming to support me in Cardiff and I think around half of them are Baggies fans.
“If I’m getting that many people travelling to see me down there then I can’t wait to see how many I get in the Midlands.
“The ultimate goal is to fight on the pitch here at The Hawthorns.”