Leigh Wooden will defend his World Boxing Affiliation (WBA) featherweight championship in opposition to Michael Conlan at Nottingham Enviornment, Nottingham, United Kingdom, on Saturday.
The English champion will make the primary protection of his crown in opposition to the Irishman in a struggle that has raised a lot expectation because of the high quality of each fighters.
The struggle is obligatory and is a part of the world title discount plan that the WBA has been implementing for about six months.
Wooden shocked China’s Can Xu final July 31 with a technical knockout victory within the closing a part of the struggle. The 33-year-old fighter captured the black and gold belt with a fantastic efficiency and can now have one other necessary problem.
As for Conlan, he earned the appropriate to problem the champion as a result of he was the interim 126-pound champion when the world belt lower started. The London 2012 bronze medalist is aiming for the world crown and doesn’t wish to miss this chance.
The week can be stuffed with promotional actions similar to open exercises, press convention and the weigh-in subsequent Friday. Wooden has a report of 25 wins, 2 losses and 15 knockouts, whereas Conlan is undefeated in 16 fights, 8 gained by knockout.