Belts on The Line
Tape rankings @ Featherweight
Who won Wood vs Lara?
Mauricio Lara beat Leigh Wood by technical knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 18th February 2023 at Nottingham Arena in Nottingham.
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 contest was for the vacant WBA featherweight championship of the world.
Also, on the undercard Dalton Smith was victorious over Billy Allington for the BBBOC British Super Lightweight championship, Gary Cully beat Wilfredo Flores, Gamal Yafai was overcome by Diego Alberto Ruiz and Cheavon Clarke was victorious over Israel Duffus.
Wood vs Lara stats
Back in February 2023, Leigh Wood stepped into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Mauricio Lara made his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw.
Leigh Wood was the older man by 10 years, at 35 years old.
Both Leigh Wood & Mauricio Lara fought out of an orthodox stance.
Wood was the more experienced professional fighter, having had the same amount of fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 years and 11 months earlier than Lara, whose first professional fight was in 2015. He had fought 33 more professional rounds, 170 to Lara's 137.
Mauricio Lara was ranked number 10 by the WBA in the 126lb division.
Wood vs Lara form
Leigh Wood had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this 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, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had won against 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.
He had defeated David Oliver Joyce on 4th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at York Hall, London.
Lara had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Jose Sanmartin on 22nd October 2022 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Plaza de Toros, Mexico City, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had won against Emilio Sanchez on 5th March 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Pechanga Arena, California, United States.
Going into that contest, he had drawn with Josh Warrington on 4th September 2021 by technical draw in their 1 round contest at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had defeated Josh Warrington on 13th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
He had beat Sergio Puente on 4th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Las Lomas, Nuevo León, Mexico.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Mauricio Lara had been fighting more than Leigh Wood.
Going to this contest, Leigh Wood had last fought 11 months and 6 days ago, while Mauricio Lara's last outing had been 3 months and 27 days ago.
Wood's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Lara's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.2 rounds on average.
What time did Wood vs Lara start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:15 PM GMT at Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, United Kingdom, which was 5:15 PM EST or 2:15 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
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What were the odds on Wood vs Lara?
Leigh Wood was a 21/10 (+210) underdog going into the contest, while Mauricio Lara made his way into the ring at 2/5 (-250) with oddsmakers.
|Winner / Verdict||% of users|
|Mauricio Lara - KO||37.5%|
|Leigh Wood - Decision||25%|
|Leigh Wood - KO||25%|
|Mauricio Lara - Decision||12.5%|
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