Tommy Langford

Tommy left his North Devon home of Bideford, aged 17, to pursue his dream of becoming a professional boxer.

A chance meeting with Britain's first ever World amateur champion, Frankie Gavin, led Tommy 200 miles away from home to Hall Green Boxing Club in Birmingham where he has remained ever since, 10 years on, under the tutelage of top trainer, Tom Chaney.

A former England amateur champion, Tommy had to work hard as a fledgling pro on the small hall circuit to gain the attention of Hall of Fame promoter, Frank Warren.

Now 27, Tommy is the current British, Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion, ranked 2nd in the World with the WBO.