LEIGH WOOD is looking to make a name for himself when he takes on Michael Conlan in his hometown of Nottingham tonight.
Wood impressively stopped the Chinese fighter Can Xu in the 12th round of their clash last summer to secure the WBC “Regular” featherweight title at Fight Camp.
And the 33-year-old almost immediately had to defend his title against Irishman Conlan, who was signed by American promoter Top Rank.
Eddie Hearn‘s Matchroom won the bids for the fight, which was originally scheduled to take place in both Belfast and New York.
But Wood will have the hometown advantage in Nottingham as 9,000 fans are expected to attend the fight.
The winner could be elevated to the ‘Super’ world champion at 126 pounds, with current champion Leo Santa Cruz unlikely to return to defend his belt.
When is Wood vs Conlan?
- Leigh Wood’s clash with Michael Conlan will take place THIS EVENING.
- The fight will take place at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.
- There will be 9,000 fans attending the fight, split between the Nottingham and Ireland sections.
- The Main Event ring walks can be expected around 10pm UK time.
What channel is this and can it be streamed live?
- Wood vs Conlan is shown Live on DAZN In the United Kingdom.
- You can stream the action live via the DAZN app, which you can download to your phone or tablet.
- To subscribe to DAZN, it will cost you £7.99 a month to sign up with the streaming service.
- Undercard action starts at 19:00 UK time.
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what was said
“I value and respect him as a fighter and make sure I do whatever I have to do to win. He’s pretty tricky; we took a very close look at him.” wood called.
“As far as social media goes, it seems like he’s got the whole team Conlan unsettling me, but it is what it is, I give what I get.
“He can do whatever he wants and throw me off track but I just see it as a weakness when he’s trying to gain an advantage that he can – it won’t work one bit but will do the opposite.”
Conlan has said: “I have the utmost respect for him as a person and as a fighter, but fuck all of that until after the fight. Let’s end the fight.
“I’ve been around big punchers my whole life, I’ve had over 250 fights in the amateurs and fought numerous rounds with big punchers – Oscar Valdez.
“I have an answer for everything Leigh does, I know what kind of fighter he is, he hits hard yes but slow feet and curly head. I suggest him ahead.”
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