Langford outclasses Rios; Butler, Aston score stoppages

Phil Jay 03/10/2015

Tommy Langford had no trouble moving his unbeaten record to 14-0 with a one-sided defence of his WBO Inter-Continental middleweight title against Cristian Rios in Wolverhampton.

The 26 year-old took every round on the three judges’ cards barring a solitary session being scored a draw and can now look forward to some bigger challenges in the coming months.

Following the ten rounder, cards of 100-90 twice and 100-91 were handed in by the ringside officials – which were no surprise at all.

Also on the bill at the Civic Hall, former world champion Paul Butler continued his comeback from losing to Zolani Tete in his bid to become a two-weight world title holder last March by stopping Argentine Hector Guzman in just one round.

The Ellesmere Port technician, 26, produced a peach of a body shot early on, from which Guzman could not recover as Butler moved to 19-1 to the delight of his travelling fans.

Butler has halted both his opponents since the Tete defeat and could well be in line for a second attempt at claiming a world crown at the 115lbs limit – which at the moment the former IBF bantamweight title holder considers his best weight.

Super welterweight Ryan Aston also got in on the TKO action by halting Nathan Graham in four rounds to move to 17-2-2