Leigh Wood vs Mauricio Lara date: start time, undercard, live stream and how to follow – WBA champion set for Nottingham return

Leigh Wood will defend his WBA title against Mauricio Lara next month as the featherweight rivals finally meet after a proposed clash last year was postponed.

‘Leigh-thal’ Wood surprised Xu Can to win the featherweight crown in July 2021 and defended his title against Michael Conlan last March.

Wood is the WBA featherweight world champion
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He was scheduled to face Lara “Bronco” of Mexico in September, but had to pull out due to a torn bicep.

But now the two are set to do battle in Wood’s hometown of Nottingham in what promises to be a massive clash.

Wood vs. Lara: Start date and time

This 12-round featherweight title clash will take place on Saturday, February 18 and will be held at Nottingham Arena.

The undercard is scheduled to start from 6 p.m. and the main event is scheduled to start at 10:30 p.m.

Wood vs Lara: TV Channel and Live Stream

The fight will be streamed live on DAZN and it can be streamed live via the UK DAZN app.

For new customers, it will only cost £7.99 to become a member and the fight will be available to watch on all mobile and tablet devices.

Leigh Wood vs Mauricio Lara date: start time, undercard, live stream and how to follow – WBA champion set for Nottingham return
Lara in action against Josh Warrington
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Wood vs. Lara: Undercard

Subject to change

  • MAIN EVENT: Leigh Wood vs. Mauricio Lara – for the WBA featherweight title
  • Dalton Smith vs. Billy Allington
  • Gary Cully vs. Wilfredo Flores
  • Cheavon Clarke vs. Dec Spelman
  • Gamal Yafai vs Diego Alberto Ruiz
  • Kieron Conway vs. Jorge Silva
  • Nico Leivars vs. Alberto Motos
  • Junaid Bostan vs. TBA
  • Aaron Bowen vs. TBA

Wood vs. Lara: What Was Said?

Wood: “I prefer to be an underdog and I like to prove people wrong.

“People tweet me all the time and say, ‘it’s a mismatch and I’m going to lose’ but if you look at my Twitter, I retweet them because it feeds me.

“Winning feeds me. Lara has a style that suits me. Conlan wasn’t stylistic at all to me, but styles do fight and I’m confident in my abilities.

“If I approach this fight badly, it could be brutal. Lara is good and we saw that in the first fight with Josh Warrington, but if I do what I plan this fight won’t get halfway there – I’m going to get Lara out of there.

“He [Lara] says I faked my injury and it bothered me. Why would I fake my injury?

“I didn’t have to fight him, it’s a voluntary defense, but I want to test myself and I’m going to show him what I am.”


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