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Pro Boxer Tommy Langford Visits Braunton A...

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Pro boxer Tommy Langford visits Braunton Academy

By Liam Curtis

PUT Tommy Langford in a ring in front of thousands of jeering spectators and the professional boxer will not be intimidated. Place him in front of 400 school pupils and the challenge is very different. Langford took time out of his busy schedule to deliver an inspirational speech at Braunton Academy before standing in the firing line of some unusual questions and providing a taster boxing session.

The Bideford-born boxer believes that, with a scarce amount of professional athletes coming from North Devon, it is important for those who make it to give back to the community – even if it means stepping out of their comfort zone.

“It is so hard to work yourself up to a professional rank in sport and even more difficult if you are from North Devon,” said Langford.

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