Blackpool Boxer Jack Arnfield ‘knows what he has to do’ when he attempts to become the British Middleweight champion at the second attempt on Saturday against Tommy Langford, says his coach Dave Jennings.
Arnfield comes face to face with Langford on the undercard of George Groves vs Chris Eubank Jr at the MEN Arena in Manchester on Saturday night. Langford, 28, will be hoping to defend his title for the first time after winning the vacant belt in November 2016.
Both fighters have very good win percentages and neither of them will want to add a loss onto their impressive record. Arnfield, 28, is the more experienced and has 25 wins and two losses from his 27 fights. In his 20 fights, Langford has 19 wins, with his only loss coming against Avtandil Khurtsidze.
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Jennings said: “There was no real plan for the first (title) fight, Jack took it on with eight days notice and although he didn’t win it raised his profile and he’s been on Anthony Crolla‘s under card twice and won both times.
“Jack looks the best he has ever looked and if Tommy Langford does beat him then hats off to him as he will have defeated the best Jack Arnfield we could’ve possibly got here.”
The challenger has all the attributes to become the British Champion with his work ethic, attitude and professional approach. He says he feels no negative pressure and with this being the biggest fight of his career any pressure he will feel will be positive.
The Blackpool fighter trains at Jennings Gym in Chorley and in the final week before his title shot he has been doing some light training with pads and focusing on footwork around the ring.
Arnfield and his team have spent hours studying the champion to spot his weaknesses as he plots how to become the new British Middleweight champion.
The fight is on Saturday 17th February on ITV Box Office from 7 pm.