Khan vs Vargas Tommy Langford vows to regain British title in rematch with Jason Welborn
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 03/09/18 4:05pm
Tommy Langford has vowed to put the record straight when he faces Jason Welborn in a rematch for the British middleweight title.
The 29-year-old suffered a split decision defeat to Welborn in May, but is keen to take back his belt on the undercard of Amir Khan's welterweight clash with Samuel Vargas at Arena Birmingham on Saturday, live on Sky Sports Action.
Langford admits he took Welborn lightly after defending his title with a points win over Jack Arnfield in February, but has learned from this painful setback.
"The truth is I probably got a bit too big for my boots," said Langford. "I'll hold my hands up, I overlooked him last time.
"Fair play to Jason, he made it into his type of fight which distracted me and put me off my game plan.
"I got it severely wrong. It's not good enough just admitting that you got it wrong, you have to realise why you got it wrong.
"The reality is I looked past him and paid the price. Thankfully we got the rematch straight away and I'm looking forward to putting the record straight and showing people what I'm really about."
Former Commonwealth champion Langford was full of praise for his opponent, but does not want to get dragged into another memorable dogfight.
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"You've got to give Welborn credit, he fought the right fight for him," said Langford. "It was a full on tear up for the 12 rounds.
"I'm 100 per cent focused on winning my belt back, I'm not looking past it. It doesn't matter how I'm going to win, I know I will win.
"There was a lot that went wrong last time. We've identified some technical aspects of my game and have been improving on that for this camp. I've got to get back to my boxing and use my feet a lot more this time around."
Watch Tommy Langford's rematch with Jason Welborn on the undercard for Amir Khan's welterweight clash with Samuel Vargas, from the Arena Birmingham, on September 8, live on Sky Sports Action from 7pm.