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- Born: August 01, 1988
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- Age: 35
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- Weight: 126 lb
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- Stance: Orthodox
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- Nationality: United Kingdom
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Leigh Wood, a British professional boxer, has an impressive record consisting of 29 fights, with 26 wins and 3 losses. He has never drawn a match, nor has he ever faced a no-contest situation.
Out of his 26 wins, Wood has secured 16 knockout victories. He obtained his first world title at the age of 32 for the WBA (Regular) featherweight division, after defeating Xu Can via 12th round TKO on July 31, 2021, at Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex, UK. He defended this title once before his next title fight.
Wood emerged victorious in his career's most significant fights over notable opponents like Xu Can, Michael Conlan, David Oliver Joyce, Lee Glover, Ryan Doyle, Martin Mubiru, and Reece Mould. He has had only three losses in his entire fighting career, with two of the losses involving knockouts.
Wood's three losses include one in a title fight and two in non-title bouts. Gavin McDonnell knocked him out in the 6th round in his first loss, which broke his 11-fight win streak that began right after his debut fight against Chuck Jones, which he won via 6 round PTS in 2011.
His most recent fight was his WBA featherweight title's defense against Mexican boxer Mauricio Lara on February 18, 2023. Unfortunately, Wood lost this fight via 7th round TKO and lost his WBA title as well. It has only been a month and 13 days since this loss, and his boxing status remains uncertain.
Leigh Wood started his boxing career in 2011 when he beat Chuck Jones via 6 rounds PTS, and then he went on to win ten more consecutive fights. He won four of these ten matches via stoppage.
Wood is a formidable fighter, known for his strength, technique, and agility in the ring. His track record portrays that he has what it takes to compete with the top boxers in the world.
With over 20 years of experience writing boxing content for the top-ranking boxing sites, I can tell you with confidence that the boxing community respects Leigh Wood and admires his fighting abilities. Despite his loss against Mauricio Lara, they are eagerly waiting for his next fight announcement, as they are aware of his potential and don't want to miss out on his extraordinary boxing matches.
Boxing is not only about winning and losing; it's more about the journey of a boxer and the sacrifices they make, the stories they tell, and the moments they create. Leigh Wood's journey is no different. His journey to boxing greatness is full of dedication, perseverance, and hard work that has culminated in 29 professional fights where he has proudly represented the UK in the boxing world.
Thus, as a long-time boxing content writer, I would like to say that Leigh Wood is a fighter that boxing fans should keep an eye on, and he is certainly one to watch for the future.
Leigh Wood Fight Record
|29||Feb 18, 2023||34||Mauricio Lara||Loss||TKO7|
|28||Mar 12, 2022||33||Michael Conlan||Win||TKO12|
|27||Jul 31, 2021||32||Xu Can||Win||TKO12|
|26||Feb 13, 2021||32||Reece Mould||Win||TKO9|
|25||Feb 21, 2020||31||Jazza Dickens||Loss||MD|
|24||Oct 4, 2019||31||David Oliver Joyce||Win||TKO9|
|23||May 10, 2019||30||Ryan Doyle||Win||KO10|
|22||Mar 2, 2019||30||Abraham Osei Bonsu||Win||KO2|
|21||Mar 3, 2018||29||Rafael Castillo||Win||TKO3|
|20||Nov 25, 2017||29||Reynaldo Mora||Win||PTS|
|19||Jun 24, 2017||28||Simas Volosinas||Win||PTS|
|18||Mar 26, 2016||27||Lee Glover||Win||TKO2|
|17||Oct 24, 2015||27||Josh Wale||Win||PTS|
|16||Jul 25, 2015||26||Isaac Owusu||Win||KO4|
|15||Mar 28, 2015||26||Laszio Fekete||Win||TKO1|
|14||Mar 7, 2015||26||Janis Puksins||Win||TKO2|
|13||May 16, 2014||25||Martin Mubiru||Win||TKO3|
|12||Feb 22, 2014||25||Gavin McDonnell||Loss||TKO6|
|11||Dec 13, 2013||25||Simas Volosinas||Win||PTS|
|10||Nov 1, 2013||25||Genilson de Jesus Santos||Win||RTD3|
|9||Jun 22, 2013||24||Ian Bailey||Win||TKO2|
|8||Apr 13, 2013||24||Sid Razak||Win||PTS|
|7||Feb 2, 2013||24||Kristian Laight||Win||PTS|
|6||Dec 8, 2012||24||Tibor Meszaros||Win||TKO1|
|5||Nov 17, 2012||24||Dai Davies||Win||PTS|
|4||Sep 28, 2012||24||Chuck Jones||Win||RTD1|
|3||Feb 18, 2012||23||Pavels Senkovs||Win||PTS|
|2||Nov 12, 2011||23||Ryan McNicol||Win||PTS|
|1||Oct 28, 2011||23||Chuck Jones||Win||PTS|