Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-02-18, good boxing match: Leigh Wood vs Mauricio Lara gets three stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Boxing Fights of 2023).
Lara vs Wood is scheduled to take place Saturday, February 18th, at the Nottingham Arena in Nottingham (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 (Wood’s second defense). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Leigh Wood record
The Wba Fw champ Leigh Wood entered this fight with a boxing record of 26-2-0 (16 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.5 featherweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Brandon Figueroa).
He was defeated by James Dickens in 2020 (Leigh Wood vs James Dickens) but then he has beat Reece Mould, Can Xu (Can Xu vs Leigh Wood) and Michael Conlan (The Ring magazine Fight of the Year 2022, Leigh Wood vs Michael Conlan).
Mauricio Lara record
His opponent, Mauricio Lara, has an official record of 25-2-1 (18 knockouts) and he entered as the No.2 in the featherweight division.
He lost to Eliot Chavez in 2018 but since then he has collected one no-contest, one draw and 13 victories beating Emilio Sanchez (Mauricio Lara vs Emilio Sanchez) and Jose Sanmartin in his last two (Mauricio Lara vs Jose Sanmartin).
Among the best fights of Lara we suggest the 4-stars match of 2021: Josh Warrington vs Mauricio Lara I.
Their next fight: Mauricio Lara vs Leigh Wood 2
Behind Closed Doors – Video preview
Watch the official video of the full episode of Behind Closed Doors Leigh Wood vs Mauricio Lara, a documentary to know better the life of both fighters and how they prepare for their bout.
Pre-fight press conference
Watch for free the pre-fight press conference video, featuring Mauricio Lara and Leigh Wood, from the official Matchroom Boxing Youtube channel!
Watch the video of Wood vs Lara 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 Leigh Wood vs Mauricio Lara 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 Wood vs Lara fight?
Mauricio Lara defeated Leigh Wood via TKO at 2:54, round 7.