Late 2021
Potentially

in the United Kingdom

Potential contest
@ Featherweight
25-2-0
18-3-0

Belts on The Line

BBBOC British Featherweight
CBC Commonwealth Featherweight
WBA World Featherweight

The tape

33
Age
27
N/A
Height
5' 9" / 175 cm
N/A
Reach
68.9" / 175 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

TKO 12TKO 9MD 10TKO 9KO 10
Form
TKO 12UD 12TKO 6UD 12TKO 7
25
Wins
18
15
By KO
3
60
KO%
17
2
Losses
3
1
Stopped
1
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2013
132
Pro rounds
178

Current rankings @ Featherweight

6
The Ring
8
-
WBA
6
-
WBC
15
-
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

Leigh Wood vs Can Xu preview

When is Wood vs Xu II?

Leigh Wood could take on Can Xu in Late 2021 in the United Kingdom.

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).

Wood vs Xu II stats

Leigh Wood would step into the ring with a record of 25 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Can Xu would make his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Wood would have a massive power advantage over Xu, boosting at 60% knock out percentage over Xu's 17%.

Leigh Wood is the older man by 6 years, at 33 years old.

Both Leigh Wood & Can Xu fight out of an orthodox stance.

Wood is currently arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 6 more fights, and made his debut in 2011, 2 years earlier than Xu, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He has fought 46 less professional rounds, 132 to Xu's 178.

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

Can Xu is currently ranked number 6 by the WBA, 15 by the WBC and 8 by the RING in the 126lb division.

Wood vs Xu II form

Leigh Wood has stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he defeated 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, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, he had beat David Oliver Joyce on 4th October 2019 by technical knockout in the 9th round at York Hall, London.

He had won against Ryan Doyle on 10th May 2019 by knockout in the 10th round in their CBC Commonwealth Featherweight championship fight at Nottingham Arena, Nottinghamshire.

Xu has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he lost to Leigh Wood on 31st July 2021 by technical knockout in the 12th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Matchroom Fight Camp, Essex, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had beat Manny Robles III on 23rd November 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Shun Kubo on 26th May 2019 by technical knockout in the 6th round in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Fuzhou, China.

Before that, he had won against Jesus M Rojas on 26th January 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Featherweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Texas, United States.

Hehad defeated Jelbirt Gomera on 27th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round at Qingdao Guosen Gymnasium, Qingdao, China.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Leigh Wood has been fighting more than Can Xu.

Leigh Wood last fought 2 months and 23 days ago, while Can Xu's last outing was 2 months and 23 days ago.

Wood's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.

Xu's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 2 months and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 49 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 9.8 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Wood vs Xu II?

Can Xu is currently (+100) to win the contest outright, while you can get (+100) on Leigh Wood if you fancy the incredible upset.

Leigh Wood vs Can Xu news

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