Leigh Wood’s next fight date could be set
If the Nottingham boxer wants to fight at his beloved City Ground, the weekend of May 18 looks like the only available option for him – that is according to Matchroom Boxing’s CEO, Frank Smith, in an interview with Boxing News.
Nottingham Forest’s final home game is on May 11 and the club is relaying the pitch from June 8 which leaves three dates: May 18, May 25 and June 1.
June 1 is the Champions League final which is obviously a difficult event to run on the same night as and ‘Take That’ has a concert on May 25, leaving only May 18 for Wood’s contracted City Ground fight.
The former WBA Featherweight champion has hinted that the bout could be his final, willing to potentially leave millions on the table to walk away from the sport on his own terms.
Leigh Wood’s Next Fight: Who Could Face Him?
Leigh Wood vs Josh Warrington Rematch
The frontrunner at this point is a rematch with Josh Warrington.
Wood was well behind on the scorecards in their first clash this October before Wood produced a dramatic 7th-round finish in their hotly-anticipated domestic clash.
Controversy began as soon as the referee stopped the fight, with many pundits and fans including Warrington himself believing that the stoppage was too early.
Warrington obviously has massive support and Nottingham vs Leeds with two huge football-affiliated fanbases could be the ideal fight for the City Ground.
Wales’ Joe Cordina could be another option for Wood. Cordina is the 130-pound champion and is expected to take the biggest money offer on the table, which would likely be a Wood fight.
Leigh Wood and Michael Conlan fought the fight of the year in 2022 and a rematch between the pair can never be ruled out.
Leigh Wood Image Credit; Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing
City Ground Image Credit: ScoreLine Pro