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Langford KO’d in Five Rounds by Khurtsidze

At the Leicester Arena, things didn’t quite go to plan for Tommy Langford.

After winning the British middleweight title in his last fight, Langford was matched against the Georgian fighter Avtandil Khurtsidze for the vacant WBO middleweight interim title.

Entering the ring with an eighteen-fight unbeaten record there was talk of Langford being matched, if he won, with the WBO world champion Billy Joe Saunders.

However, despite boxing well and with the Georgian tiring badly, Langford, in the fifth-round, walked on to a peach of a left-hook thrown by 37-year-old Khurtsidze.

The punch was enough to end the fight and it will now be Khurtsidze who will take on Billy Joe Saunders, with Saunders remarking after the fight,

'Langford could have had a field day, you could see Khurtsidze was blowing hard but fair to play him.

'I will show you who he is when I fight him. If I can't beat him I might as well forget about the big fights.'


The fight, according to Frank Warren, will take place on July 8th, most probably in London.


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Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday April 23 2017

Time: 6:54PM

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the punch was decent and the referee gave Langford every chance to continue but his legs were just gone.
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