Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-05-27, boxing match not so exciting: Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2 gets two stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Boxing Fights of 2023).
Wood 2 vs Lara is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 27th, at the Manchester Arena in Manchester (United Kingdom), in a 12-round featherweight (126 lbs, 57.2 kg) bout; it is the main event of the evening and it is valid for the WBA World featherweight title (Lara’s first defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Mauricio Lara record
>The Wba Fw champion Mauricio Lara entered this fight with a professional record of 26-2-1 (19 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.2 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Brandon Figueroa).
He lost to Eliot Chavez in 2018 but since then he has collected one no-contest, one draw and 14 victories beating Emilio Sanchez (Mauricio Lara vs Emilio Sanchez), Jose Sanmartin (Mauricio Lara vs Jose Sanmartin) and Leigh Wood in his last three (Leigh Wood vs Mauricio Lara I).
Among the best fights of Lara we suggest the 4-stars match of 2021: Josh Warrington vs Mauricio Lara I.
Leigh Wood record
His opponent, the former Wba Fw champion Leigh Wood, has a boxing record of 26-3-0 (16 knockouts) and he entered as the No.5 in the featherweight division.
Before losing to Lara in their first match in February 2023 (Leigh Wood vs Mauricio Lara I), he had beat Reece Mould, Can Xu (Can Xu vs Leigh Wood) and Michael Conlan between 2021 and 2022 (The Ring magazine Fight of the Year 2022, Leigh Wood vs Michael Conlan).
Wood’s next fight: Leigh Wood vs Josh Warrington
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the pre-fight press conference video, featuring Leigh Wood and Mauricio Lara, from the official Matchroom Boxing Youtube channel!
Watch the video of Lara vs Wood 2 weigh-in from the official DAZN Boxing Youtube channel!
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2 as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Who won Lara vs Wood 2 fight?
Leigh Wood defeated Mauricio Lara via unanimous decision. Scores were 118-109, 116-111, 118-109.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the post-fight interview video of Mauricio Lara and Leigh Wood.