Chris Eubank Jr will defend his British middleweight title against Tommy Langford in Cardiff on October 22.

The Brighton man (23-1-KO18) will be making the second defence of his crown against the unbeaten Langford (17-0-KO6), who became mandatory challenger in the wake of July’s stoppage win over Timo Laine.

In an article recently reported on boxingnews24, Langford said: “I need a scalp of his magnitude to project my profile and, because of his dad, Eubank is the biggest name on the scene.

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Lee Haskins v Stuart Hall “We’ve sparred in the recent past and, though you can’t take too much into that, I know what he does well and what he doesn’t do well and believe my style exploits his.

“Sure, Chris Jr is dangerous but Billy Joe [Saunders] exposed his limitations with his quality and movement. I’d be confident.”

Talks for Eubank Jr to face world middleweight king Gennady Golovkin were at an advanced stage before breaking down and he has also been recently linked with a rematch against WBO world champion Saunders.

Eubank Jr won the belt with a 10th-round stoppage of Nick Blackwell in March and has since defended it with a four-round demolition of Tom Doran.