LEIGH WOOD will be looking to make a name for itself when facing Michael Conlan in his hometown of Nottingham.
Wood impressively stopped Chinese boxer Can Xu in round 12 in their clash last summer for the WBC ‘Regular’ featherweight belt at Fight Camp.
And the 33-year-old was almost immediately ordered to defend his title against Ireland’s Conlan, who was signed by American promoters Top Rank.
Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom won the bidding wars for the fight, which was originally invited to take place in both Belfast and New York.
But Wood will have a hometown advantage in Nottingham, with 9,000 fans expected to attend the fight.
The winner could be elevated to the ‘Super’ world champion at 126lbs, 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 weekend on Saturday, March 12.
- The fight will be held at Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.
- There will be 9,000 fans, split into Nottingham and Irish sections, taking part in the match.
- Walks around the main event can be expected around 10pm UK time.
What channel is it and can it be streamed?
- Wood vs Conlan will be shown live on DAZN in the UK.
- You can stream the action live from the DAZN app, available for download to your mobile device or tablet.
- To subscribe to DAZN, it will cost you £7.99 a month to sign up for the streaming service.
- The lack of action will be taken from 7pm UK time.
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What was said?
“I appreciate and respect him as a boxer, making sure I’m doing everything I need to do to win. He’s pretty tricky; we’ve looked at him in great detail.” The wood speak.
“Social media wise, it looks like he has all of Team Conlan trying to piss me off, but what it is, I give what I get.
“He can do what he wants and try to get rid of me, but I just see that as a weakness, trying to gain whatever advantage he can – it won’t work in the slightest. do the opposite.”
Conlan said: “I have the utmost respect for him as a human being and a fighter but all that until after the game. Let’s finish the fight.
“I’ve been with the big boxers my whole life, I’ve had over 250 fights with amateurs and been in rounds with the big guys – Oscar Valdez.
“I have an answer to whatever Leigh does, I know what kind of fighter he is, he punches really hard, has slow legs and a curly head. I’ll punch him first.”
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