Leigh Wood He’s back in business this weekend in his hometown of Nottingham as he pits the WBA featherweight title against him. Mauricio Lara.

Wood (26-2, 16 KOs) last fought in March 2022, responding by avoiding an early knockout and stopping Michael Conlan in the final round. WBA sends opponent through tightrope to secure gold.

knockout contender of the year It also saw the 34-year-old Wood achieve three consecutive withholding wins and returned to where that win was to face Lara (25-2-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday. The Mexican is 10 years younger than Wood and is chasing his third consecutive withholding victory. when he bids to become a world champion.

Here is everything you need to know. We may earn commissions from some links in this article, but we never allow this to affect our content..


Wood vs Lara will be played at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on Saturday, February 18th.

The main card is scheduled to begin at 19:00 GMT, and the ring marches for the main event will take place at 23:00.

How can I watch?

The event will be broadcast live only in the UK and worldwide. DAZN, a subscription available here.


Wood – 11/5

Lara – 4/11

Draw – 14/1

via Betway.

Full card (subject to change)

Lara stopped Josh Warrington in their first fight, before their rematch (above) ended in a head fight.

(Getty Images)

Leigh Wood (current) vs Mauricio Lara (WBA world featherweight title)

Dalton Smith (current) vs Billy Allington (British super lightweight title)

Cheavon Clarke vs Israel Duffus (cruiserweight)

Gary Cully vs Wilfredo Flores (light)

Gamal Yafai vs Diego Alberto Ruiz (super bantamweight)

Aaron Bowen defender. Mathieu Gomes (middleweight)

Junaid Boston def. Peter Kramer (light-middleweight)

Kieron Conway def. Jorge Silva (super middleweight)

Sam Maxwell def. Shaun Cooper (super light)