An all-British showdown is set for October 7 as Leigh Wood and Josh Warrington square off for Wood's WBA featherweight title. This highly anticipated bout will unfold at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield and will be broadcast worldwide on DAZN. Additionally, the co-main event will showcase Terri Harper facing Cecilia Braekhus, with Harper defending her WBA title and vying for the vacant WBO super welterweight championship.
Leigh Wood, with a record of 27 wins and 3 losses, is stepping back into the ring for the first time since recapturing the WBA featherweight championship from Mauricio Lara in May. Hailing from Gedling in Nottinghamshire, Wood will venture across county lines for his first Yorkshire fight since his triumphant TKO victory against Rafael Castillo in 2018.
Josh Warrington (31-2-0) is the challenger, seeking redemption after surrendering his IBF featherweight crown to Luis Alberto Lopez in December of the previous year. A devoted Leeds United supporter, Warrington initially clinched his title in 2018 with a victory over Lee Selby at Elland Road. He defended the title three times before relinquishing it in January 2021.
As per Parimatch's boxing odds, Leigh Wood is the narrow favorite to retain his title:
The odds indicate a likelihood that the fight will extend to the full distance:
The most probable outcome of the match is Leigh Wood winning by decision: