Jack Langford to fight for national boxing title
TWO wins in Coventry over the weekend saw Jack Langford through to the British Universities and Colleges Sport Championship final.
A unanimous victory in the quarter-final against Ben Kaluza, of Bath, on Saturday set the Bideford boxer up for a clash with Brandon Pauls, of Golden Ring, on Sunday.
And Langford's speed and workrate proved too much for the NACYP light middleweight champion, who had stopped his last three opponents.
Representing the University of Sheffield, Langford moved smoothly to avoid Pauls's shots and landed his own attacks with pinpoint accuracy.
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The Southampton boxer was left with swelling above his left eye as Langford rounded off a fine performance with slick combinations, taking the win by majority.
He will box for the national title against Max Wicks, of Brighton, in the final at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield on Saturday, February 23.
Barnstaple ABC's Mitch Turner was beaten in the semi-finals of the England ABA National Schools Championships in London.
As North Devon's last contender in the competition, he took on Bill Ripley, of Faversham, in the class two, under-66kg division.
Ripley made the most of his reach advantage and picked off the Barum boxer with a long jab. Turner maintained a positive approach but, despite the third round being his best, it was not enough for a place in the final.
Gavin Lane, the head coach for Torrington Police ABC, praised two of his boxers for their composure in difficult circumstances at a show in Tewkesbury.
At a crowded Watson Hall, Jake Varley and Sean Cassidy Seed were asked to change in the bar, where they witnessed a brawl break out.
Varley, who has just turned 17, put the distraction behind him with a calm performance against Tom Barter, from the host club.
Both boxers impressed with scoring shots but it was the accurate right-handed punches that gave Varley the majority win.
Cassidy Seed had good reason to feel hard done by after a unanimous defeat against James Cryer, of Downend.
He appeared to land the cleaner shots and was able to block and slip many of the heavy rights offered in reply.
By the third round, both boxers were tired but had contributed to an entertaining contest.
Torrington have agreed to rematches of both encounters.
"The club was great but the venue and security wasn't good enough and we were fuming," said Lane. "Our boxers handled it superbly."