Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Leigh Wood Vs Michael Conlan

Wood welcomes Conlan to Nottingham in the first defence of his WBA (Regular) featherweight title
08:35, 07 Mar 2022

Leigh Wood makes the first defence of his WBA featherweight strap this weekend when he welcomes the undefeated Michael Conlan to Nottingham. Here’s everything you need to know. 

Where: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, United Kingdom

When: Saturday 12th March, 2022. The card begins on DAZN at 7pm, with the main event likely to be around 10pm.

How To Watch: The fight, which will be broadcast live on DAZN worldwide (except Australia and New Zealand)

Tale Of The Tape:


Age: 33

Nickname: Leigh-thal

Place Of Birth: Nottingham

Record: 25-2 (15)

Reach: 67’’

Height: 5’7’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight:

Wood sensationally stopped Xu Can in the 12th round to become the new WBA featherweight champion in July. A right hand from the Nottingham fighter toppled Can to the canvas in the 12th before Wood followed up with a ferocious attack to force an intervention from the referee.



Age: 16-0 (8)

Nickname: Mick

Place Of Birth: Belfast

Record: 16-0 (8)

Reach: 69’’

Height: 5’8’’

Stance: Orthodox

Last Fight:

Michael Conlan put his name in the frame for a world title shot after dropping TJ Doheny during a convincing unanimous points victory in Belfast last August.

What They Say:


“This is my destiny standing in front of me.I’ve always said, once my opportunity comes, I will jump with both hands and I’ll grab it. There is no floor underneath, I will jump and hold onto that.

"I think I’ll make a statement in this fight. I think people will start to talk a lot more respectfully, a lot more positive about me.” [DAZN]

Full Card: 

Leigh Wood vs Michael Conlan, WBA (Regular) featherweight world title

Gary Culley vs Miguel Vasquez, lightweight

Terri Harper vs Heather Hardy, vacant WBA Inter-Continental lightweight title

Caoimhin Agyarko vs TBA, middleweight

Sandy Ryan vs Erica Anabella Farias, super-lightweight 

Betfred Odds:

Wood: 6/4

Draw: 18/1

Conlan: 4/7

Betfred Wood vs Conlan Odds*

*18+ | BeGambleAware | Odds Subject To Change

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