Date set for Tommy Langford’s title bout

Tommy Langford and Jason Welborn are going head-to-head.

Tommy Langford and Jason Welborn are going head-to-head. - Credit: Archant

Tommy Langford’s middleweight title rematch against Jason Welborn is confirmed for September 8 at Birmingham Arena.

Tommy Langford in action against Jason Welborn. Picture: MSN images

Tommy Langford in action against Jason Welborn. Picture: MSN images - Credit: Archant

Bideford born Tommy Langford will look to regain his middleweight crown with a rematch against Jason Welborn having lost their first fight in May.

The rematch has been added to the Amir Kahn vs. Samuel Vargas undercard and will also be shown live on Sky Sports.

The first match between the pair was dubbed as the ‘Battle of the Baggies’ due to both fighters being West Bromwich Albion fans.

Langford was a 1/8 favourite pre-fight but Welborn produced a shock victory via a split points decision.

Tommy Langford in action against Jason Welborn. Picture: MSN images

Tommy Langford in action against Jason Welborn. Picture: MSN images - Credit: Archant


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The challenger impressed in the early rounds, including a sharp left hook in the second causing Langford to stagger back into the ropes.

The title holder recovered but Welborn was again on top for the championship rounds meaning Langford lost for only the second time in his career.

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Langford activated the rematch clause in his contract and the date has now been confirmed for September 8.

The winner of the rematch will then go on to fight the unbeaten challenger Mark Heffron from Oldham.

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