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Robinson eyeing an exciting second city battle

Redditch Editorial 21st Oct, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016   0

ANDREW ‘D’Animal’ Robinson has called for a Battle of Brum with Tommy Langford.

Birmingham-based Langford recently kept his World Boxing Organisation Intercontinental middleweight title with a unanimous points win over Christian Fabian Rios in front of the Box Nation cameras at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, whilst on the undercard Redditch fighter Robinson handed Deividas Sajauka a six-round beating.

The 31-year-old hit or be hit fans’ favourite has won Midlands Area super-middleweight honours, but scaled 11st 8lbs for his latest win and afterwards demanded a match with Langford.

Robinson, based in Redditch and born and raised in Birmingham, said: “I want a big fight at middleweight, so how about a match with Tommy?

“We must have sparred 50 rounds and know each other inside out.

“That would make it a better fight and there would be no feeling out. It would be all-action.

“He’s a fast, sharp, elusive boxer with a great boxing brain and will probably outbox me for six rounds, but I have the will and grit to grind him down.

“I’m an all-action pressure fighter and over ten or 12 rounds I will get you in the end.

“From the sixth round onwards is when I’m at my best.

“I want to be on massive shows in big fights against top-ranked fighters and beating Langford will get me there.

“I didn’t take my chance when I fought Frank Buglioni and I won’t let that happen again.”

That points loss to Buglioni for the vacant WBO European super-middleweight title last November was one of the best fights seen in a British ring last year.

Robinson rallied from a seventh round knockdown and a punishing eighth round to have ‘The Wise Guy’ cut and in trouble in the last two rounds.

He has had three wins since then and says he “ticked some boxes” in his win over Sajauka.

‘D’Animal’ said: “I didn’t want to knock him out, I wanted to tick some boxes.

“I wanted to show how strong and fit I am at the weight. I did six rounds at a good pace and could have done another six.

“I kept my fitness and strength. I don’t doubt my power at middleweight because he was a very, very proud guy.

“His face was a mess afterwards and there was blood everywhere.

“I’m a Christian and didn’t really enjoy it, but I had a job to do.”

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