Leigh Wooden will return to the ring at dwelling to defend his World Boxing Affiliation (WBA) featherweight crown in opposition to Mauricio Lara on September 24 on the Nottingham Area.
The British fighter will face the Mexican in a struggle that guarantees motion and through which he should show, as soon as once more, the explanation why he’s champion of the pioneer group.
Wooden comes from delivering the knockout of the yr candidate to Michael Conlan in his final struggle held on the identical venue final March. It was not a simple struggle for the monarch however he pulled out his caste and high quality to impose himself in a spectacular means.
Lara is an aggressive, eye-catching fighter. He already has expertise combating as a customer and is aware of what he has to do to reach this type of fights, so he’s a tricky challenger for the title.
It needs to be famous that the winner of this bout should face in his subsequent struggle the winner of the bout between the Tremendous Champion of the class, Leo Santa Cruz, and the WBC champion, Rey Vargas, who will struggle quickly.
As soon as this step is accomplished, the 30 lbs. class may have just one champion by the pioneer group and it will likely be one other step ahead within the plan to scale back the variety of world titles.