A brand new date has been made official for Leigh Wooden vs Mauricio Lara at Motorpoint Enviornment Nottingham in Nottingham, England on Saturday, February 18. The competition options British WBA featherweight champion up in opposition to challenger from Mexico. The pair squares off within the scheduled for twelve rounds world championship bout stay stream on DAZN (excluding Australia and New Zealand). Ticket info has been additionally introduced right now. The occasion kicks off Matchroom Boxing schedule for 2023.
Wooden vs Lara was initially scheduled for September 24 final 12 months on the similar venue. The bout was postponed after Wooden suffered a torn bicep in sparring and was compelled to withdraw.
Leigh Wooden (26-2, 16 KOs) was in motion final March when he stopped Michael Conlan within the twelfth spherical to make the primary profitable protection of his title. A local of Gedling, Nottinghamshire, England took the WBA ‘Common’ belt by way of twelfth-round TKO of Xu Can in July 2021.
Wooden, 34, is now acknowledged because the World Boxing Associations solely champion at featherweight. Former ‘Tremendous Champion’ Leo Santa Cruz relinquished his title on Monday, December 12.
“Mauricio Lara has made issues private between us with the disrespect he confirmed me concerning my damage and my nation,” stated Wooden. “I’m going to indicate him what I’m all about. See you on February 18 Nottingham – And Nonetheless!”
Mauricio Lara (25-2-1, 18 KOs) is coming off the win by way of third-round TKO of Jose Sanmartin final October. In March 2022 the 24-year-old native of Mexico Metropolis, Mexico KO’d Emilio Sanchez additionally in Spherical 3.
Lara beforehand fought within the UK twice in opposition to former IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington. He gained their first combat in February 2021 in London by way of ninth-round TKO, whereas the rematch in September the identical 12 months in Leeds led to a technical draw, after the Mexican boxer was lower from an unintended head conflict.
“I’ve been ready for this chance for two years and I’m not going to waste it,” stated Lara. “In February 2021 I beat Warrington in England, now in 2023 I’ll do the identical with Wooden. The WBA 126lbs world title goes to Mexico, that I promised to my daughter, my household, my crew and to my entire nation. Your time has come Leigh Wooden, no “damage” can prevent now from this.”
Leigh Wooden vs Mauricio Lara tickets
Tickets for Leigh Wooden vs Mauricio Lara are priced at £40, £60, £80, £100, £150 and £300 (VIP), as per announcement despatched out by Matchroom Boxing.
“Matchroom Combat Cross members will be capable to buy tickets from noon on Wednesday January 11. Precedence ticket information might be emailed on to eligible members forward of the on-sale time.”
Wooden vs Lara basic tickets go on sale noon on Thursday, January 12 by way of Stage Entrance and Motorpoint Enviornment Nottingham.
“Fairly merely this can be a combat that you need to watch by means of your fingers,” stated Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn. “After the drama of the Conlan combat final March, Leigh Wooden is about to carry one other evening of drama to the Motorpoint Enviornment Nottingham in opposition to the brutal, fearless and far averted Mauricio Lara. This combat leads Leigh to the Metropolis Floor in the summertime however first prepare for an epic major occasion and all motion card as we gear up for an additional FOTY contender in Nottingham on February 18.”
“What a combat that is to kick off the Matchroom UK schedule in 2023,” stated Joe Markowski, CEO DAZN North America. “Each Wooden and Lara are incapable of being concerned in something aside from brutal, toe to toe, fringe of your seat fights and I for one can not watch for February 18. Watch this barnstormer stay and unique on DAZN.”
In Australia the occasion airs stay on Sunday, February 19. Broadcast is predicted on Kayo.
The record of bouts featured on the Wooden vs Lara undercard is predicted to be introduced shortly.