Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Featherweight
When is Navarrete vs Wood?
Emanuel Navarrete could square off against Leigh Wood in Late 2021 in the United States.
The fight would take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Navarrete vs Wood stats
Emanuel Navarrete would step into the ring with a record of 35 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 29 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Leigh Wood would make his way to the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Navarrete would have a large advantage in power over Wood, boosting at 83% knock out percentage over Wood's 62%.
Emanuel Navarrete is the younger man by 6 years, at 27 years old.
Both Emanuel Navarrete & Leigh Wood fight out of an orthodox stance.
Navarrete is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 3 months later than Wood, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 45 more professional rounds, 189 to Wood's 144.
Emanuel Navarrete goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at featherweight.
Leigh Wood is currently ranked number 5 by the RING in the 126lb division.
Navarrete vs Wood form
Navarrete has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he won against Joet Gonzalez on 15th October 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Pechanga Arena, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Christopher Diaz on 24th April 2021 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee.
Going into that contest, he had beat Ruben Villa on 9th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Featherweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
Before that, he had defeated Victor Uriel Lopez on 20th June 2020 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
He had won against Jeo Santisima on 22nd February 2020 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Junior Featherweight championship fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States.
Leigh Wood has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Michael Conlan on 12th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Can Xu on 31st July 2021 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex.
Going into that contest, he had beat Reece Mould on 13th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round in their BBBOC British Featherweight championship fight at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jazza Dickens on 21st February 2020 by majority decision in their CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship fight at York Hall, London.
Hehad won against David Oliver Joyce on 4th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at York Hall, London.
In terms of recent activity, Emanuel Navarrete has been fighting more than Leigh Wood.
Emanuel Navarrete last fought 7 months and 4 days ago, while Leigh Wood's last outing was 2 months and 7 days ago.
Navarrete's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
Wood's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 7 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Navarrete vs Wood?
Leigh Wood is currently (+100) to win the bout outright, while you can get (+100) on Emanuel Navarrete if you fancy the incredible upset.