Leigh Wood will defend her WBA Featherweight title for the first time against Irish star Michael Conlan at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Saturday 12 March, live worldwide on DAZN (excluding New Zealand and Australia) (photo by Mark Robinson)
Wood (25-2, 15 KOs) stopped China’s Xu Can in the 12th and final round to claim the WBA world belt in a huge disappointment at the top of the table on the first week of Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex in July last year.
‘Leigh-thal’ made history by becoming the second boxer from Nottingham to become a World Champion – following in the footsteps of former IBF Super-Middleweight champion Carl Froch, who was watching from the ring.
Belfast’s Conlan (16-0.8 KO) claimed the interim WBA Featherweight crown by defeating former world champion TJ Doheny by 12 rounds in an all-Irish clash in the framework of the ceremony. Feile an Phobail meeting at Falls Park last August.
One of Ireland’s most successful amateurs, 30-year-old Conlan has remained undefeated since joining the pro ranks in March 2017 following his departure from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, winning WBA and WBO titles. Intercontinental.
https://www.boxingscene.com/photos-michael-conlan-leigh-wood-face-face-belfast-presser–163565 Image: Michael Conlan, Leigh Wood – Face to face at Belfast Presser