Tommy Langford retains British Middleweight Title
PUBLISHED: 20:54 17 February 2018 | UPDATED: 07:29 19 February 2018
Tommy Langford has retained his British Middleweight title.
Langford was a unanimous winner over challenger Jack Arnfield at the Manchester Arena on the undercard of George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr.
The Bideford-born fighter was consistent and clinical over the course of the 12-round contest, with all three judges scoring the contest in Langford’s favour.
The busier boxer over the duration, Langford waited for his opportunities and took them when he was presented with them, concentrating his efforts on Arnfield’s body for long periods before moving upstairs as the fight neared its climax.
The win was Langford’s 20th of his professional career, with one defeat.
There was little to pick between the two fighters in the opening stages, with both feeling each other out and looking for opportunities with their respective jabs.
The 28-year-old targetted Arnfield’s body in the early rounds, looking to move outside his jab and concentrate punches in on his body.
The contest was won over the middle rounds, with Langford staying consistent and not allowing his opponent to build up any momentum. As Arnfield’s work rate slowed, the Baggies Bomber upped his, getting inside his opponent and landing combinations to the body.
Langford prides himself on being a 12-round fighter, and it was that conditioning that served him well in the final rounds, continuing to land combinations and opening up as both fighters began to tire.