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Undefeated British middleweight champion Tommy Langford will be going up against Billy Joe Saunders former mandatory challenger Avtandill Khurtsidze at the Leicester Arena on Saturday 22nd April.
This in an extremely tough test for Langford and a very big step up in class as he is yet to face anyone of Khurtsidze’s skill set. The Georgian middleweight will come to bring his A game and is expecting to “crack bones that night”.
“This is massive for me,” said Langford. “It’s a huge fight and a huge opportunity to propel my name to the top of the sport. It’s a proper fight for a proper belt and I’m chuffed that Frank Warren keeps on delivering these opportunities for me.
“This is a tough fight but it’s very winnable. I’ve got the style to beat him and if I perform to the best of my ability on the night I’ll become an interim world champion. He’s like a little Mike Tyson in the way he fights, he tries to bully his opponents up close and is very relentless but he can be out-boxed.
“He’s been out-boxed before and that’s how I’m going to beat him. I need to stick to my boxing and make sure I’m as fit as I can be. He’s number one and I’m number three, if I come through this it’ll put me on another level.”