Leigh Wooden is injured and cancels his combat in opposition to Lara, Huges-Galahad promoted to essential occasion

A torn biceps suffered in sparring has dominated Leigh Wooden out of his WBA featherweight title protection in opposition to Mexico’s Mauricio Lara on the Motorpoint Enviornment Nottingham on Saturday September 24.

The present will go forward, with Rossington’s Maxi Hughes dealing with Sheffield’s former IBF featherweight titlist Child Galahad in a Yorkshire derby on the high of the invoice in a light-weight bout, reside worldwide on DAZN (excluding Australia and New Zealand).

‘Maximus’ (25-2-2, 5 KOs), who’s undefeated since November 2019, when he scored a shutout factors win over harmful Mexican Jovanni Straffon in September final yr earlier than making a profitable first protection in opposition to Ryan Walsh in March.

Galahad (28-2, 17 KOs) might be trying to return to successful methods up at light-weight after struggling a shock knockout loss to Spanish veteran Kiko Martinez in what was imagined to be a routine maiden protection of his IBF featherweight belt on the Sheffield Enviornment in November 2021.

On a stacked undercard, Denaby Most important’s Terri Harper (12-1-1, 6 KOs) leaps up in weight to problem Scotland’s Hannah Rankin (12-5, 3 KOs) for her WBA junior middleweight belt in an intriguing England vs. Scotland conflict.

Former WBC junior light-weight titlist Harper misplaced her title by the hands of the USA’s Alycia Baumgardner on the undercard of Galahad vs. Martinez final yr earlier than defeating Yamila Belen Abellaneda in a comeback bout in March.

Rankin captured gold by decisioning Maria Lindberg over 10 rounds on the Tottenham Hotspur FC Banqueting Corridor in November 2021 earlier than defending her belt in opposition to Mexico’s Alejandra Ayala at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow in Might.

Birmingham heavyweight prospect Solomon Dacres (4-0, 1 KO) meets Dominic Akinlade (9-3-1, 4 KOs) over ten rounds, former Staff GB Olympian Cheavon Clarke (2-0, 2 KOs) appears to keep up his good begin to life within the cruiserweight division in opposition to Argentina’s Marcos Nicolas Karalitzky (7-5-2, 2 KOs), Alnwick welterweight expertise Cyrus Pattinson (4-0, 2 KOs) has his fifth combat within the paid ranks, new Matchroom junior middleweight signing Junaid Bostan (2-0, 2 KOs) goals to make it three knockouts from three fights, Mansfield junior featherweight prospect Nico Leivars (2-0-1) returns to motion after his technical attract Sheffield and Wigan light-weight Rhiannon Dixon (5-0) fights for the primary time beneath the STN Sports activities banner.

“We’re gutted to lose such an explosive headliner in Leigh Wooden vs. Mauricio Lara so near combat week however sadly Leigh suffered a torn bicep throughout sparring and there’s no method he can get within the ring in opposition to such a harmful opponent with just one arm,” mentioned Matchroom Sport Chairman Eddie Hearn. “I’m happy to substantiate that our present on the Motorpoint Enviornment Nottingham on September 24 will go forward with the IBO Light-weight World Title conflict between Yorkshire rivals Maxi Hughes and Child Galahad now topping the invoice.

“There’s extra motion on the undercard with Hannah Rankin defending her WBA belts in opposition to Terri Harper. Each Hughes vs. Galahad and Rankin vs. Harper are worthy of headlining their very own reveals and we’ve bought among the greatest rising expertise that includes on the undercard resembling Cyrus Pattinson and Junaid Bostan.”

Ticket refunds can be found from the purpose of buy till Tuesday September 20.


A press launch by Matchroom was used on this article.

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