LEIGH WOOD is back in action TONIGHT as he defends his WBA featherweight world title against heavy-hitter Mauricio Lara.
Nottingham fighter Wood will be determined to build on his epic 12th-round knockout win over Michael Conlan 11 months ago.
But Lara is set to be a tough test which Josh Warrington found out back in 2021 after being caught cold in the first round.
- Main event start time: 10pm GMT
- TV/Live stream: DAZN
Wood vs Lara is here…welcome aboard
WBA featherweight champion Leigh Wood is facing Mauricio Lara in Nottingham tonight in what simply could be fight of the year!
Lara is best known for fighting Josh Warrington twice, knocking him out in the first with the second being stopped after the Mexican suffered a cut from an accidental headbutt.
Both Wood and Lara are heavy punchers and most will see this fight as the most explosive the featherweight division has to offer.
Home-town favourite Wood, who was upgraded to full WBA 126lbs champion earlier this year, was scheduled to fight Lara last year before he pulled out with an injury.
Lara said: “I’m grateful to him for taking this fight. We know nobody wants to face me at 126lbs for a World Title but this one will happen, and we know what we are capable of doing.
“We know it’s a big fight. We know it’s the acid test. We know Leigh Wood is a great champion but I have big aspirations and a great desire to become World Champion and as I’ve said, whatever it takes, I have to do it this time.”
All systems go then for that should be an absolute cracker later on, stick with us here on SunSport as we bring you all of the updates…