Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Featherweight
When is Wood vs Kholmatov?
Leigh Wood could face the challenge of Otabek Kholmatov in Spring 2024 in the United Kingdom.
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).
Wood vs Kholmatov stats
Leigh Wood would step into the ring with a record of 27 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Otabek Kholmatov would make his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 11 wins and 0 draws, with 10 of those by knock out.
The stats suggest Kholmatov would have a massive power advantage over Wood, boosting at 91% knock out percentage over Wood's 59%.
Leigh Wood is the older man by 10 years, at 35 years old.
Both Leigh Wood & Otabek Kholmatov fight out of an orthodox stance.
Wood is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 9 years and 9 months earlier than Kholmatov, whose first professional fight was in 2021. He has fought 124 more professional rounds, 163 to Kholmatov's 39.
Leigh Wood goes into the fight ranked number 3 by the RING at featherweight.
Otabek Kholmatov is currently ranked number 1 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC, 13 by the WBO and 15 by the IBF in the 126lb division.
Wood vs Kholmatov form
Wood has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he won against Mauricio Lara on 27th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Mauricio Lara on 18th February 2023 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Nottingham Arena, Nottingham.
Going into that contest, he had won against Michael Conlan on 12th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham.
Before that, he had beat 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.
He had defeated 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.
Kholmatov remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he won against Thomas Patrick Ward on 4th March 2023 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Newcastle Arena, Newcastle, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against Andranik Grigoryan on 26th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Featherweight eliminator fight at Caribe Royale Orlando, Florida, United States.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Adrian Morel Solis on 21st December 2021 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Hotel Catalonia Malecon Center, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Before that, he had beat Juan Carlos Pena on 4th December 2021 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Discoteca High Caribbean, Sosua.
He had won against Estevin Herrera on 10th November 2021 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hostal Camping Yolimar, Santiago de Tolu, Colombia.
In terms of recent activity, Otabek Kholmatov has been fighting more than Leigh Wood.
Leigh Wood last fought 10 months and 15 days ago, while Otabek Kholmatov's last outing was 1 year, 1 month and 7 days ago.
Wood's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 29 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Kholmatov's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 1 day, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Wood vs Kholmatov?
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