Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Wood vs Dickens?
Jazza Dickens beat Leigh Wood by majority decision in their 10 round contest on Friday 21st February 2020.
The scorecards were announced as 95-95, 94-95, 94-96 in favor of winner Jazza Dickens.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Wood vs Dickens beating Wood vs Dickens. Also, on the undercard Ohara Davies beat Jeff Ofori, Ryan Walsh defeated Tyrone McCullagh and Tyrone McKenna was victorious over Mohamed Mimoune.
Wood vs Dickens stats
Back in February 2020, Leigh Wood stepped into the ring with a record of 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jazza Dickens made his way to the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Wood had advantage in power over Dickens, with a 57% knock out percentage over Dickens' 39%.
Leigh Wood was the older man by 3 years, at 31 years old.
Wood had a height advantage of 2 inches over Dickens. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Leigh Wood fought out of the orthodox stance, while Jazza Dickens was a southpaw.
Wood was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 7 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 9 months later than Dickens, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 65 less professional rounds, 170 to Dickens' 235.
Leigh Wood went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBO and 11 by the IBF at featherweight.
Jazza Dickens was ranked number 3 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Wood vs Dickens form
Wood had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated David Oliver Joyce on 4th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Ryan Doyle on 10th May 2019 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship fight at Nottingham Arena, Nottinghamshire.
Going into that contest, he had beat Abraham Osei Bonsu on 2nd March 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship fight at East of England Arena, Cambridgeshire.
Before that, he had won against Rafael Castillo on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield.
He had beat Reynaldo Mora on 25th November 2017 by points in the 6th round at Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Nottinghamshire.
Dickens had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Carlos Ramos on 4th October 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at York Hall, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Nathaniel May on 12th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Olympia, Merseyside.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Thomas Patrick Ward on 13th May 2017 by technical decision in their BBBOC British Super Bantamweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
Before that, he had lost to Guillermo Rigondeaux on 16th July 2016 by technical decision in the 2nd round in their WBA Super World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena Wales, Cardiff.
He had won against Reynaldo Cajina on 12th March 2016 by technical knockout in the 6th round at Echo Arena, Liverpool.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Leigh Wood had been fighting more than Jazza Dickens.
Going to this contest, Leigh Wood had last fought 4 months and 17 days ago, while Jazza Dickens' last outing had been 4 months and 17 days ago.
Wood's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
Dickens' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 11 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.4 rounds on average.
What time did Wood vs Dickens start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM UTC , which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 10:00 PM GMT in the UK.
What were the odds on Wood vs Dickens?
Leigh Wood was a 3/20 (-670) favourite going into the contest, while Jazza Dickens made his way into the ring at 4/1 (+400) with oddsmakers.