Less than a week after making his super middleweight debut, BCB’s Tommy Langford (21-3, 6KOs) has been given a double title shot.
The Baggies Bomber will face unbeaten New Malden-super middleweight Lerrone Richards (11-0, 3KOs) for the vacant Commonwealth super-middleweight championship and WBO International Championship on April 27 at the SSE Arena, Wembley, live on BT Sport.
Langford, the former British and Commonwealth Middleweight Champion, made a winning start to life as a super middleweight last weekend as he defeated former Josh Buatsi and Zach Parker opponent Baptiste Castegnaro.
Richards – ‘Sniper The Boss’ – has only fought three fighters with winning records during his five-year pro career, picking up his first title in his second to last bout against Rhys Pagan (14-4) in 2017 in the form of the WBO European super-middleweight strap.
His last fight was in March 2018, meaning he would have been inactive for an entire year when he steps through the ropes to meet Langford next month.
Unbeaten heavyweight Daniel Dubois (10-0, 9KOs) headlines the packed event against WBO No.14 ranked Richard Lartey (14-1, 11KOs) which also features WBO Number One Jack Catterall (23-0, 12KOs) in a 10-round contest before he goes on to face world champion Maurice Hooker later this year as mandatory challenger; WBO European super-flyweight champion Sunny Edwards(10-0, 3KOs); exciting Fulham super-middleweight Zak Chelli (6-0, 3KOs) in his first title fight against Jimmy Smith (7-1) for the Southern Area championship; WBO European super-featherweight champion Archie Sharp (14-0, 7KOs), 23 from Welling; rangy super-welterweight talent Hamzah Sheeraz (7-0, 3KOs); hard-hitting middleweight and Peacock Gym product Denzel Bentley (9-0, 8KOs); Belfast amateur middleweight star Caoimhin Agyarko (2-0); Ilford super-middleweight star Umar Sadiq (4-1) looking to rebuild after his first career loss to the aforementioned Chelli; Tunde Ajayi-trained London lightweight Bilal Ali(1-0); with Queensberry Promotions debuts for unbeaten Bermondsey welterweight Chris Kongo (10-0, 6KOs) and Sheffield middleweight Shakiel Thompson (2-0) – with Thompson being tipped by sparring partner Billy Joe Saunders as a star for the future.
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