Sheffield boxer Sam Sheedy ready to beat Tommy Langford and take British title

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Sheffield boxer Sam Sheedy says he is going to spoil the party at Cardiff Arena on October 22.

He will face Tommy Langford aiming to win the British middleweight title.

At a press conference at West Bromwich Albion’s ground on Wednesday afternoon, Sheedy said he believed he had been an “avoided” fighter but was glad to get the opportunity to fight for the Lonsdale belt...a chance which only came up when Chris Eubank Jr pulled out of the reckoning.

Sheedy said he would adapt to any style that Langford would come out with - but also praised him for boxing like a Sheffield world champion of the past, Clinton Woods.

The 28-year-old Sheffielder said his own style was “horrible and unorthodox - I don’t know what I am going to do myself when I get in the ring.”

Promoter AJ Hobson said he thought the contest would steal the limelight on a show headlined by Billy Joe Saunders v Artur Akavov.

Langford, a keen WBA fan, said he hoped to deal with Sheedy and then fight Saunders in December.

The 27-year-old Birmingham-based banger, described by promoter Francis Warren as “already at world level,” added he was 100 per cent confident that he would return from Wales with the British title.