Leigh Wooden and Josh Warrington will meet of their highly-anticipated home matchup this weekend.
Wooden will put his WBA featherweight title on the road having reclaimed it in his win over Mauricio Lara in Might.
‘Leigh-thal’ initially dropped the belt to the Mexican in February however is now on a career-high forward of his third outing in 2023.
Warrington has competed simply as soon as in ten months having surrendered his IBF title to Luis Alberto Lopez in December.
The Leeds Warrior’s final win came visiting veteran Kiko Martinez in March 2022 however a possible showdown with super-featherweight Joe Cordina is on the playing cards for the winner.
Wooden vs Warrington: Date and the way to comply with
This 12-round featherweight title conflict will happen on Saturday, October 7.
The battle shall be held on the Utilita Area in Sheffield, with the undercard getting underway at 7pm earlier than the Wooden vs Warrington ringwalks at round 10pm.
It will likely be proven reside on DAZN with protection starting at 7pm.
Alternatively, DAZN subscribers which have a HD-enabled Sky field can register to observe the battle on DAZN 1 HD on channel 429 on Sky here.
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Wooden vs Warrington: Undercard
Topic to alter
- MAIN EVENT: Leigh Wooden vs Josh Warrington – for WBA featherweight title
- Terri Harper vs Cecilia Braekhus – for WBA and WBO super-welterweight title
- Kieron Conway vs Linus Udofia
- Hopey Value vs Connor Coghill
- Junaid Bostan vs Corey McCulloch
- Nico Leivars vs Ryan Walker
- Cameron Vuong vs Engel Gomez
- Koby McNamara vs Francisco Rodriguez
Wooden vs Warrington: What has been mentioned?
Eddie Hearn, who promotes each boxers, has hit again at claims that Warrington is previous his greatest.
He mentioned: “I could not disagree extra about Josh Warrington being on the slide. He had a nightmare three or 4 rounds towards Lopez, obtained hit by some huge pictures, and I believed he did rather well to get again within the battle. It is a horrible, awkward, large punching model.
“Kiko Martinez, he busted his jaw and took some large pictures in that battle, got here via and stopped him. Lara was Lara. However I do not see it. I believe he appears to be like contemporary, I believe he is talking rather well, I believe he is motivated, I believe it is a 50/50 battle. Lots of people really feel Josh is a favourite on this battle, due to the résumé and due to the model.
“The issue is with battle followers is that they are so opinionated. However that is an excellent factor as properly as a result of they’re so passionate.
“Final week, it was that Errol Spence is definitely shot and should not have been at 147 [pounds], slightly than that Terence Crawford was unbelievable.
“This shall be ‘nice battle however Josh Warrington is coming off two defeats in 4’. One was a decent choice towards arguably the primary within the division and the opposite was Mauricio Lara. Everyone knows what occurred there.
“We’re very vital as battle followers, whereas we should always simply say it is arguably the primary featherweight on this planet Leigh Wooden towards one of many nice featherweights of the final 5 years.
“Find it irresistible or hate it, primary within the featherweight rankings for years was Josh Warrington. Typically, as a result of he is obtained an enormous fanbase, followers discuss that slightly than his résumé and the performances he is given.”
And Warrington cannot wait get again within the ring.
He mentioned: “I really feel nice. I really feel mentally at my peak.
“Bodily, I do know that I now must have one or two extra days off than I used to have, as a result of I perceive the significance of relaxation now.
“I used to have the ability to practice twenty instances per week, however my dad mentioned that I must decelerate. That’s one of many issues that you simply be taught from expertise.”
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