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PACKING A PUNCH

BOXER TOMMY LANGFORD ON HOW HIS EXPERIENCE POUNDING THE TRACK HAS HELPED HIM PUNCH HIS WAY TO THE TOP

BOXING and athletics could not seem any further apart as spectator sports, but there are a number of surprising similarities between them, and it’s for that reason that an increasing number of professional and amateur boxers are incorporating track work into their training routines.

Commonwealth middleweight champion and WBO ranked No.2 Tommy Langford is currently preparing for the biggest fight of his four-year-long professional boxing career, against Chris Eubank Jr on October 22 in Cardiff.

The 27-year-old from Birmingham who is signed to Frank Warren, explains how running has helped his main sport.

Although boxing and track athletics do not seem to be close together in the parameters of sport, in terms of timings and the aerobic and anaerobic systems used, they are actually very similar.

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THE BIG FEATURE 14 CHARLIE GRICE The Rio Olympic finalist on the need to make the next big step up SPOTLIGHT 20 TIANNA BARTOLETTA The Olympic long jump champion looks back on a great 12 months 24 THE RUNNING BOXER British title contender Tommy Langford on why interval training is so important to him 26 MASTERS MARATHONER Dave Winch reflects on breaking records at over-70 level after an inauspicious senior career ACTION 38 NATIONAL ROAD RELAYS Cardiff and AFD win main titles at Sutton Park in Birmingham PERFORMANCE 30 Sports science news 32 Insight into Andrew Pozzi’s training 34 Products – trail shoes reviewed 36 Laying the groundwork for the winter NEWS 6 Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake on 2016 10 Runner completes 401 marathons 11 Great Scottish Run’s sponsor boost RESULTS & FIXTURES 48 Results round-up 56 Previews of the Great Birmingham Run and Amsterdam Marathon, plus TV guide 57 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 27 View From The Stands 28 Young Athlete 61 Quiz – test your
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