BBC Sport - Tommy Langford: The boy who came to Birmingham to fight

The boy who came to Brum to fight

Devon boxer Tommy Langford, who fights in Dublin on Saturday night for the vacant WBO intercontinental middleweight title, reveals it was a sparring session with Birmingham's Frankie Gavin which inspired him to relocate to the Midlands.

He studied sports science at Birmingham University and joined Hall Green Boxing Club - and, having gone unbeaten in 12 professional fights, it has so far paid off.

"I'm very glad I came to university." he told BBC Midlands Today's Nick Clitheroe. "It was instilled in me from a very young age that education was important and to pursue it to the maximum. The degree will stand me in good stead in the future."