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‘If I Could Pick One’: Leigh Wood Reveals Ideal Opponent

‘If I Could Pick One’: Leigh Wood Reveals Ideal Opponent

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‘If I Could Pick One’: Leigh Wood Reveals Ideal Opponent

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‘If I Could Pick One’: Leigh Wood Reveals Ideal Opponent

Rumours surrounding a rematch between Leigh Wood (28-3-17 KOs) and Josh Warrington on May 18 have been constant since their first encounter, with the City Ground a possible venue for the second fight. On October 7, 2023, we saw Wood stop Warrington in dramatic fashion – leading to calls for a rematch. In a recent interview with Boxing Social, the Nottingham native has spoken about another opponent he would like to face.

Leigh Wood Talks Ideal Opponent

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Leigh Wood vs. Emanuel Navarrete

Charlie Parsons asked Wood who else was out there for him, besides the Warrington rematch: “Yeah, Cordina is a possibility. He’s a really good fighter, nice guy.” He continued: “But there’s four champions, and if I could pick anyone – that I wanted to fight – it would be (EmanuelNavarrete because he’s number one.

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Navarrete was last seen in the ring when battled out a majority draw against Robson Conceicao. The Mexican WBO super featherweight title holder is an entertaining come-forward, high-output fighter. Navarrete is a nightmare to fight against because he carries a lot of power and punches effectively from a variety of awkward angles. He came out on top in a slugfest with Oscar Valdez before his draw with Conceicao.

Leigh Wood Renaissance

Since losing to James Dickens in 2020 by majority decision, “Leigh-thal” has won five out of six fights. The only defeat in that run came against Mauricio Lara, which he avenged three months later

The Nottingham-born fighter has been involved in plenty of entertaining moments throughout this run, including his dramatic stoppage victories over Michael Conlan and Can Xu. Wood never accepts defeat, making him such a compelling watch. He is as brave as they come and very purposeful with every shot he throws.

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