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Leigh Wood Stops Josh Warrington in Dramatic Fashion

LeLeigh Wood Stops Josh Warrington in Dramatic Fashion

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Leigh Wood Stops Josh Warrington in Dramatic Fashion

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Leigh Wood Stops Josh Warrington in Dramatic Fashion

Leigh Wood (28-3, 16 KOs) made a successful defence of his WBA world featherweight title, stopping Josh Warrington (31-3-1, 8 KOs) in spectacular fashion towards the end of the seventh round. The fight was the main event of a Matchroom Boxing card at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield, England. The event was streamed live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe. 

Leigh Wood Stops Warrington in Action-Packed Finish

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Wood Overcomes Impressive Warrington Retains WBA Featherweight Title

The first round was very scrappy before Wood switched into the southpaw stance and looked comfortable in round two. Warrington exploded into life in round three, landing some eye-catching combinations to the body and the head, and boxed brilliantly and was well on top during round four. He seemed first to the punch and continued to catch Wood during the fifth round, where he landed two solid jabs before landing a solid right, which rocked the Nottingham fighter.

The Leeds native continued his good work in round six, being first to the punch, and working well off the back foot. The bell sounded for round seven, Warrington looked in full control and just before the ten-second klaxon – “Leigh-thal” landed a vicious right hook, which drained the energy from Warrington, and he followed that up with a left-right combination, sending Warrington crashing to the canvas. The referee took a long look at the Leeds fighter before waving the contest off and awarding Wood another sensational victory, bringing back memories of Wood’s stunning win over Michael Conlan

Post-fight Quotes

Following the stunning finish in Sheffield, Wood was asked where this win ranks in a life and career full of set-backs: “It’s got to be up there.”

He went on to explain: “Josh caught me with good shots, he’s a great fighter.”

The further the fight goes on, the sloppier he (Warrington) gets.”

Warrington was visibly disappointed and questioned the validity of the stoppage. He also frustratingly exclaimed: “I switched off for a split second.”
He caught me with a good shot.”

Eddie Hearn thanked the supporters of both fighters and mentioned what a great atmosphere it was. He spoke of a potential fairytale ending for the Nottingham fighter and said: “The City Ground, Leigh Wood must get his chance.”

Wood vs. Warrington Undercard Results

Terri Harper (14-1-2, 6 KOs) and Cecilia Braekhus (37-2-1, 9 KOs) fought out a majority draw in their fight for the WBA and WBO women’s light middleweight titles, with the judges scoring the contest 97-93 for Harper and 95-95 x2.

Kieron Conway (20-3-1, 5 KOs) picked up his second win in 2023, defeating Linus Udofia (18-2, 5 KOs). The referee ended the middleweight contest in round six, awarding Conway the victory via TKO.

Hopey Price (12-0, 5 KOs) defeated Connor Coghill (14-1, 1 KO) in their featherweight clash via a twelfth-round KO, extending his perfect professional record.

Junaid Bostan (7-0, 6 KOs) further enhanced his reputation, winning his super-welterweight fight via sixth-round technical stoppage against Corey McCulloch (7-4-1, 2 KOs). 

Take a trip down memory lane with Big Fight Weekend to when Leigh Wood defeated Mauricio Lara.

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