WATCH: Irish footballer James McClean on the pads with boxer Tommy Langford

James McClean loves his boxing.

The West Bromwich Albion and Ireland winger is a big fan of the sport and has competed in white collar charity bouts in the past.

Recently he did a bit of sparring at Oak Leaf boxing club in his native Derry.

Therefore, with manic Baggies fan Tommy Langford [18(6)-0] headlining the big BT Sport card in Leicester this weekend, it seemed only natural that the pair should meet.

Langford, who faces Avtandil Khurtsidze for the WBO interim middleweight belt on Saturday, took McClean on the pads and was impressed with the Irishman’s skills.

Watch James McClean on the pads with Tommy Langford below:

Video courtesy of IFL TV.

And watch McClean and Langford speak to WBATV about the experience here:

Joe O'Neill

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