New foes for Langford, Rooney; Opponents named for Geraghty, Ormond

MGM 30/06/2015

Tommy Langford’s opponent for his first title fight on Saturday has changed. He will be taking on Mexican Julio Cesar Avalos for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title instead.

Langford had been due to fight Ronny Mittag, of Germany, but the change will mean a switch of tactics for Langford, who is unbeaten in 12 professional fights.

“I’m already in great physical shape, so it’s just a couple of adjustements I need to make to the new opponent,” said Langford. “Whereas Mittag is a tall, stand-up, European-style boxer, I’m now having to change to face a rough Mexican who is shorter and more of an attacker. I reckon he is going to be a much harder fighter than Mittag.”

Avalos, 25, from Guadalajara, has 15 wins out of 19 fights.

The opponent for Michael Rooney has also been changed, he will now face Richard Walter from the Czech Republic who will be fighting in his 4th pro-fight. Rooney will be looking to maintain his undefeated status with a ninth win.

It has also been confirmed that MGM’s Declan Geraghty will be fighting Dinars Skripkins in a six-round bout this Saturday night in Dublin.

This will be Geraghty’s 9th professional fight and he is on track to be fighting for titles soon. This fight will hopefully get him a step closer against the Lativian who fights in Ireland for the first time and has had 4 pro-fights, winning two of them.

Stephen Ormond will be in the ring with Jacek Wylezol for 8 rounds as the Dubliner looks to take full advantage of his home support against the lightweight Pole.

Friday’s Weigh-in is taking place at Smock Alley in Dublin at 2pm and everyone is welcome.