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.
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.
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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