Wood puts his regained WBA belt at 126lbs on the line this weekend, having begun his second championship reign by easily outpointing a well below-par Mauricio Lara – who was stripped before the fight on the scales – in front of an adoring home crowd in Nottingham back in May.
Leigh Wood vs. Josh Warrington Live Stream
- Date: Oct. 7 | Start time: 2 p.m. ET (main events around 5 p.m. ET)
- Location: Utilita Arena — Sheffield, England
- How to watch: DAZN (subscription required)
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He had previously held the strap since surprising China’s Xu Can in the summer of 2021, defending it successfully once with a stunning late knockout of Michael Conlan before being stopped by the usually dangerous Lara three months before wrestling it back.
Now he takes on Warrington, who must surely be entering the last-chance saloon in terms of restoring his world champion status.
The Leeds Warrior is a two-time IBF title-holder at featherweight, initially reigning between 2018-21 before being dismantled himself by the big-hitting but then relatively unknown Mexican Lara in what at the time was a major upset and his first professional loss.
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TV channel: In the UK, Wood vs Warrington is being broadcast live tonight via sport streaming service DAZN, with main event ring walks expected at 10:39pm BST. But we, found the best way where you can watch the fight only for paying only $7.99 (no monthly subscription or future payment), Try Fitepass.com for complete fight today.
The undercard starts at 7pm, with ‘Before the Bell’ coverage of the early prelim fights from 4:45pm.
Live stream: Those with a subscription can also catch the action live online via the DAZN app or website.
Wood vs Warrington fight card
Leigh Wood vs Josh Warrington
Terri Harper vs Cecilia Braekhus
Kieron Conway vs Linus Udofia
Hopey Price vs Connor Coghill
Junaid Bostan vs Corey McCulloch
Cameron Vuong vs Engel Gomez
Nico Leivars vs Ryan Walker
Koby McNamara vs Francisco Rodriguez
Wood is the better boxer and has the better power in his shots. He also seems to be coming into his own as a fighter, with two good showings against the always-dangerous Lara. Warrington is tough and has skills but has a lot of miles on his body and has looked like a faded fighter over the past five years.
Warrington has some veteran savvy that will keep him in the fight for a while, even if he isn’t winning rounds in the process. Over time, Wood likely takes full control of the fight in the middle rounds before either scoring a late stoppage or taking a wide decision.