Unbeaten middleweight prospect, Tommy Langford was invited as guest of honour at the Royal Signals annual boxing tournament on Thursday 26th March to present the trophies to the winning boxers along with world champion trainer, Billy ‘The Prophet’ Graham and former British bodybuilding champion, Kerry Kays.
“I was very humbled to be the guest of honour and the boxing itself was fantastic,” said the Brummie middleweight who reached 12-0 last month with a fifth round stoppage win over the durable Sheffield southpaw, Wayne Reed at a packed Wolves Civic.
“The atmosphere in the arena was great and it was bouncing for the whole event,” he continued. “I was treated very well on the night and was well looked after by my host, Captain Tom Collins and was able to sit and talk with the commander, Officer Lt. Colonel N Stokoe and Brigadier S Nesmith which was great for me. It was fantastic to see the support and respect for the sport and fighters throughout all the ranks in the arena.”
The Royal Signals Units hold the annual Inter Squadron Boxing tournaments and compete against other Units and services in Nuneaton every year and the event is always a huge success.
The boxing tournament took place throughout the week with the finals being staged at the 30 Signals Regiment base on Thursday evening.
Langford developed a close connection with the army when he and teammate, Frankie Gavin visited their base as part of their training camps.
The 6ft tall undefeated middleweight explained, “Both Frankie and I have been to the base to do our training camps to get away from things. We’ve built up a good relationship with them and hope it continues because it’s fantastic. Everything is there that you need, the facilities are second-to-none. Sgt. Al Mousley who coaches 30 signals boxing team has been instrumental in getting us access the base and we cannot thank him enough. The experience has been a factor in my improving performances.”
The Royal Signals Units have qualified coaches that regularly attend the Army Boxing Association coaching courses and some Units such as 14th Signal Regiment also train with local amateur boxing clubs.
Langford concluded, “I would like to thank everyone for making me feel so welcome and a huge well done to all the fighters on such an entertaining evening especially the 30 Signals who won ‘Overall Best Team.’”
After reaching an impressive record of 12-0 with three KO’s in just over two years as a professional, the Birmingham boxer, originally from Devon, is eyeing a title fight in June.
Tommy Langford would like to thank his sponsors, MAN Commercial Protection, Strategy Plus Web Design, Action Graphics, Panel Wizards, Atlas Pain Relief, Fighting Fit City Gym, Ringside UK and PR Manager Tim Rickson
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