Tag: Leigh Wood

Wood Postpones Title Fight

Nottingham boxer Leigh Wood has regrettably had to postpone his WBA title fight against Mauricio Lara after suffering a torn bicep in training. The fight was supposed to take place… read more Wood Postpones Title Fight

‘No Easy Fights’ Wood Preparing To Take On Lara

Mark the date in your diaries. Saturday 24 September 2022, Nottingham Arena… Gedling’s favourite son, and one of Nottingham’s own, ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood, 26-2(16) is set to defend his WBA… read more ‘No Easy Fights’ Wood Preparing To Take On Lara

What Next For Wood?

If the writers of Rocky wanted to make a modern day 2022 version of their famously renowned film, few scenarios could fit better than the one we saw on Saturday… read more What Next For Wood?

Wood Retains Title In Style

An electric Nottingham stood to a fight of the year contender as ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood won an amazing contest to keep his WBA Featherweight Belt at the hands of an… read more Wood Retains Title In Style

Wood Taking Centre Stage

On Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, local boxer Leigh Wood (25-2) will defend his WBA featherweight title against Irishman Michael Conlon (18-0) in an enthralling sell-out encounter that… read more Wood Taking Centre Stage

Mega March For Notts Boxing Scene

Lovers of the sweet science, in Nottinghamshire, are in for a huge treat this March, with big fights, big titles, and shows galore on offer, and it all kick off… read more Mega March For Notts Boxing Scene

Wood Ready To Chop Down Conlon In Home Defence

Nottingham’s favourite son, ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood, 25-2 (15), takes to the ring in the first defence of his WBA World featherweight title on March 12, and he’s calling on the… read more Wood Ready To Chop Down Conlon In Home Defence

Peter Mann’s Stars Of 2021

The year just finishing, and considering all that is going on in the world around us, it has been one that has witnessed relative success for the sporting endeavours within… read more Peter Mann’s Stars Of 2021

2021 Nottingham Sport Awards

In January this year we provided you with our first ever Nottingham Sport Awards for 2020 which were announced online and kept low key due to national lockdown at the… read more 2021 Nottingham Sport Awards

Wood Ready For First Title Defence

Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, alongside global sports broadcasting giants, DAZN, have won the purse bids, over Top Rank, for Nottingham boxer, Leigh Wood and his first defence of the WBA… read more Wood Ready For First Title Defence

Wood Becomes World Champion

Little over ten years ago I sat with a man in a pub who was a regular at the Phoenix Boxing Club in Gedling and he told me “there’s a… read more Wood Becomes World Champion

Leighthal Leigh Gets World Title Shot

“I don’t believe in monsters, do you?” That’s the rallying call from Gedling-born, Nottingham British featherweight champion, ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood after it was announced that he would be given a… read more Leighthal Leigh Gets World Title Shot

Wood Reflects – An Interview With Our British Champion

Newly crowned British Featherweight boxing champion Leigh Wood took time out to speak exclusively to me about his title and the exciting times ahead. The 32-year-old Gedling man used all… read more Wood Reflects – An Interview With Our British Champion

Wood Takes British Belt In Style

Leigh Wood is the new British Featherweight Champion after a stunning demolition of Reece Mould at Wembley Arena. The Nottingham boxer produced a superb display against a good up and… read more Wood Takes British Belt In Style

Wood Hoping That ‘Experience’ Will Show

As we count down the hours until both boxers enter the ring for what is set to be a potential fight of the night, on the undercard of the Josh… read more Wood Hoping That ‘Experience’ Will Show

Leighthal Leigh Heads Into British Showdown

“The higher you build your barriers, the taller I become” Nottingham Forest fan, ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood, finally steps back into the ring this weekend, opposing Doncaster’s Reece Mould for the… read more Leighthal Leigh Heads Into British Showdown

Leighthal Back In Action For British Belt

It’s finally happening, Nottingham’s 32-year-old, ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood, 23-2(13), is finally stepping back into a boxing ring. The former Midlands Area, Commonwealth and WBO European featherweight champion, who hasn’t fought… read more Leighthal Back In Action For British Belt

Wood To Challenge For British Title

‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood is to challenge for a British featherweight strap in early 2021. A dream come true for Nottingham’s featherweight boxer, ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood, 23-2(13) as his manager, the… read more Wood To Challenge For British Title

Wood Beaten On Points

It wasn’t to be for Nottingham Boxer Leigh Wood as he was beaten in a sensational Golden Contract semi-final at York Hall in a thrilling contest with the slenderest of… read more Wood Beaten On Points

Wood Confident Inspired & Feeling Great Ahead Of Fight

In just over 24 hours’ time Nottingham Boxer Leigh Wood will defend his WBO European and Commonwealth titles against Jazza Dickens as both fighters bid to make the final of… read more Wood Confident Inspired & Feeling Great Ahead Of Fight