Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Featherweight
When is Wood vs Vargas?
Leigh Wood could potentially square off against Rey Vargas in Spring 2024 in the United States.
The fight would be scheduled for 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 unified featherweight championship of the world, with the WBC & WBA belts on the line.
Wood vs Vargas stats
Leigh Wood would step into the ring with a record of 28 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 17 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Rey Vargas would make his way to the ring with a record of 36 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 22 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest that Wood and Vargas have similar power, both with a 61% knock out percentage.
Leigh Wood is the older man by 2 years, at 35 years old.
Vargas has a height advantage of 1 inch over Wood. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Both Leigh Wood & Rey Vargas fight out of an orthodox stance.
Wood is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 6 months later than Vargas, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 64 less professional rounds, 170 to Vargas' 234.
Leigh Wood goes into the fight ranked number 1 by the RING at featherweight.
Rey Vargas is currently ranked number 3 by the RING in the 126lb division.
Wood vs Vargas form
Wood has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he defeated Josh Warrington on 7th October 2023 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Sheffield Arena, Sheffield, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mauricio Lara on 27th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Michael Conlan on 12th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham.
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.
Rey Vargas has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to O’Shaquie Foster on 11th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Featherweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Mark Magsayo on 9th July 2022 by split decision in their WBC World Featherweight championship fight at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Leonardo Baez on 6th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Nevada.
Before that, he had won against Tomoki Kameda on 13th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Dignity Health Sports Park, California.
He had defeated Franklin Manzanilla on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California.
In terms of recent activity, Leigh Wood has been fighting more than Rey Vargas.
Leigh Wood last fought 6 months and 13 days ago, while Rey Vargas' last outing was 1 year, 2 months and 9 days ago.
Wood's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 20 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.
Vargas' last 5 fights have come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 58 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 11.6 rounds on average.
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