By Mark Eisner: Leigh Wood will be defending his WBA featherweight belt against a highly motivated Josh Warrington tonight in a fight that is expected to be a 12-round war from start to finish.
Live boxing results of tonight’s action will be provided below for this compelling fight card.
The action will be shown on DAZN tonight, beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET for U.S fans and at 7:00 p.m. in the UK from the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield.
As promoter Eddie Hearn predicts, ‘This ain’t going twelve rounds,’ and he could be right. Wood (27-3, 16 KOs) has dynamite in both hands, while Warrington’s in-your-face, nonstop high work rate could prove too much for Leigh.
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Wood-Wood is a fight that has been heating up for years, and it’s finally here, and one that shouldn’t disappoint the fans.
Warrington (31-2-1,8 KOs) lost his last fight against Luis Alberto Lopez by a close 12 round decision last December, but he gave the Mexican warrior all he could handle in the second half of the contest.
Wood vs. Warrington = A classic war
“I think ready is the word. Mutual respect and a few little sound bites. Leigh Wood said that ‘I’m going to hurt him, I’m going to knock him out,’” said Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn to iFL TV about tonight’s contest between the hard-hitting WBA featherweight champion Leigh Wood & the tough-as-nails two-time 126-lb champion Josh Warrington.
“Josh wasn’t a fan of the Ferrari, but I think both guys, the one thing I see in their eyes are supreme confidence, and both guys, particularly Warrington, said it there, ‘I’ll win this fight inside the inside the distance.’ they truly believe both of them they win this fight by knockout.’
“I agree. This fight doesn’t go seven or eight rounds. It’s going to be a shootout. I think both guys are going to get hurt in the fight. It will be an absolute war and a true epic British battle.
“We know when it’s a good fight and when you’re doing shows every week, some are seven out of ten, some are a 10 out of ten. This is a 10 out of 10, and when I drive to the venue or when I sit down in my seat, the level of excitement is built around the quality of the fight and the card.
“When I look at this card from top to bottom, it’s a 10 out of 10, and that gives me a buzz. So you become immune to the disappointments of the sport and the frustration of the sport, but you never become immune to the excitement in the sport, the buzz in the
“When you walk out on Saturday, sometimes, as you know, we have a show, and you might curtain that standoff over there, and you know it’s a bit patchy up there. Saturday is going to be packed with people having a great night in anticipation of a true sporting event.
“Two British greats going head-to-head. The Leeds fans making noise; you can hear them in the concessions having a hot dog and a beer, chatting about Warrington. A lot of Nottingham fans getting ready with the traditional song for Leigh Wood’s walkout.
“It’s what we live for, but when you also create a fight, or you create an event, you’re selling the night, and when you’re selling a fight like Warrington-Wood, you can sell it with passion because you know it’s going to be a classic. This ain’t going to be a stinker,” said Hearn.