Late 2022
Potentially

Nottingham Arena, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Featherweight
26-2-0
25-2-1

Belts on The Line

WBA World Featherweight Championship

The tape

34
Age
24
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
N/A
Reach
N/A
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 12TKO 12TKO 9MD 10TKO 9
Form
TKO 3KO 3TD 1TKO 9UD 10
26
Wins
25
16
By KO
18
62
KO%
72
2
Losses
2
1
Stopped
1
0
Draws
1
2011
Debut
2015
144
Pro rounds
118

Current rankings @ Featherweight

6
The Ring
4
-
WBA
11
-
WBC
-
-
WBO
4
-
IBF
3

Leigh Wood vs Mauricio Lara preview

When is Wood vs Lara?

Leigh Wood could face the challenge of Mauricio Lara in Late 2022 at Nottingham Arena in Nottingham.

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).

The contest would be for the WBA featherweight championship of the world.

Wood vs Lara stats

Leigh Wood would step into the ring with a record of 26 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 16 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Mauricio Lara would make his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 18 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Lara would have a slight advantage in power over Wood, with a 72% knock out percentage over Wood's 62%.

Leigh Wood is the older man by 10 years, at 34 years old.

Both Leigh Wood & Mauricio Lara fight out of an orthodox stance.

Wood is currently 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 has fought 26 more professional rounds, 144 to Lara's 118.

Leigh Wood goes into the fight ranked number 6 by the RING at featherweight.

Mauricio Lara is currently ranked number 11 by the WBA, 4 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 4 by the RING in the 126lb division.

Wood vs Lara form

Leigh Wood has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he 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 has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he 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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Mauricio Lara has been fighting more than Leigh Wood.

Leigh Wood last fought 8 months and 24 days ago, while Mauricio Lara's last outing was 1 month and 14 days ago.

Wood's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.

Lara's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 26 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 5.2 rounds on average.

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