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Leigh Wood vs Josh Warrington preview
When is Wood vs Warrington?
Leigh Wood could face Josh Warrington in Autumn/Fall 2023 in Nottingham.
The fight would be contested over 12 rounds in the Featherweight division, which means the weight limit would be 126 pounds (9 stone or 57.1 KG).
Wood vs Warrington 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.
Josh Warrington would make his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 8 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Wood would have a massive power advantage over Warrington, boosting at 59% knock out percentage over Warrington's 26%.
Leigh Wood is the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Both Leigh Wood & Josh Warrington fight out of an orthodox stance.
Wood is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 4 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year and 11 months later than Warrington, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 98 less professional rounds, 163 to Warrington's 261.
Leigh Wood goes into the fight ranked number 5 by the WBA and 7 by the RING at featherweight.
Josh Warrington is currently ranked number 6 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC, 6 by the WBO, 3 by the IBF and 8 by the RING in the 126lb division.
Wood vs Warrington form
Wood has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat 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 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.
Before 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.
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.
Josh Warrington has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Luis Alberto Lopez on 10th December 2022 by majority decision in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kiko Martinez 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 drawn with Mauricio Lara on 4th September 2021 by technical draw in their 1 round contest at Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds.
Before that, he had lost to Mauricio Lara on 13th February 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Wembley (SSE) Arena, London.
He had won against Sofiane Takoucht on 12th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Featherweight championship fight at First Direct Arena, Leeds.
In terms of recent activity, Leigh Wood has been fighting more than Josh Warrington.
Leigh Wood last fought 1 day ago, while Josh Warrington's last outing was 5 months and 18 days ago.
Wood's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.
Warrington's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 31 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 6.2 rounds on average.
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