Spring 2023
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest @ Featherweight
26-2-0
44-11-2

Belts on The Line

WBA World Featherweight

The tape

34
Age
36
5' 7" / 170 cm
Height
5' 5" / 165 cm
N/A
Reach
66.1" / 168 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 12TKO 12TKO 9MD 10TKO 9
Form
TKO 4TKO 7TKO 6UD 8UD 12
26
Wins
44
16
By KO
31
62
KO%
70
2
Losses
11
1
Stopped
5
0
Draws
2
2011
Debut
2004
144
Pro rounds
337

Current rankings @ Featherweight

6
The Ring
7
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
8
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
2

Leigh Wood vs Kiko Martinez preview

When is Wood vs Martinez?

Leigh Wood could fight Kiko Martinez in Spring 2023 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 Martinez 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.

Kiko Martinez would make his way to the ring with a record of 44 wins, 11 loses and 2 draws, with 31 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Martinez would have a slight advantage in power over Wood, with a 70% knock out percentage over Wood's 62%.

Leigh Wood is the younger man by 2 years, at 34 years old.

Wood has a height advantage of 2 inches over Martinez.

Both Leigh Wood & Kiko Martinez fight out of an orthodox stance.

Wood is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 29 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 7 year and 4 months later than Martinez, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He has fought 193 less professional rounds, 144 to Martinez's 337.

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

Kiko Martinez is currently ranked number 8 by the WBC, 2 by the IBF and 7 by the RING in the 126lb division.

Wood vs Martinez 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.

Martinez has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he won against Jordan Gill on 29th October 2022 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Wembley Arena, Wembley, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had lost to Josh Warrington on 26th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.

Going into that contest, he had won against Kid Galahad on 13th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at Sheffield Arena, Yorkshire.

Before that, he had defeated Jayro Duran on 11th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest at Pabellón de la Vall d'Hebron, Cataluña, Spain.

He had been beaten by Zelfa Barrett on 13th February 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Kiko Martinez has been fighting more than Leigh Wood.

Leigh Wood last fought 8 months and 20 days ago, while Kiko Martinez's last outing was 1 month and 3 days ago.

Wood's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 28 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.

Martinez's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 19 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 11 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 37 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 7.4 rounds on average.

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