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:
Place Of Birth: Nottingham
Record: 25-2 (15)
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)
Place Of Birth: Belfast
Record: 16-0 (8)
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]
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