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Leigh Wood vs Josh Warrington LIVE: Boxing fight updates and results tonight after vicious KO



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Leigh Wood defends the WBA featherweight title against Josh Warrington tonight, as the British pair square off in Sheffield.

Wood, 35, is making the first defence of his second title reign, having lost then regained the WBA belt in back-to-back duels with Mauricio Lara earlier this year. In February, the Mexican stopped Wood in the latter’s hometown of Nottingham, but the Briton avenged the defeat with a points win in May.

He now puts the gold on the line against Warrington, a former two-time champion who has his own history with Lara. Warrington was also stopped by Lara in their first clash in 2021, before fighting him to a draw later that year – when the boxers clashed heads. The 32-year-old then stopped old rival Kiko Martinez in 2022, becoming IBF featherweight champion for the second time in his career, but he lost the title in his next fight – a points defeat by Luis Alberto Lopez.

The “Leeds Warrior” is aiming to get back to winning ways here, as he faces “Leighthal” in a tantalising showdown.

Follow live updates from Wood vs Warrington and the undercard fights, below.

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Wood vs Warrington LIVE: Vicious KO

Warrington seemed to hint at retirement there, although he also welcomed a rematch with Wood – ideally at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground.

Alex Pattle7 October 2023 23:24

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Josh Warrington climbed off the canvas but couldn’t beat the referee’s count

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Leigh Wood celebrates a successful title defence against Josh Warrington

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Alex Pattle7 October 2023 23:14

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Warrington: “I just switched off for a split second. He hit me with a good shot.”

Alex Pattle7 October 2023 23:09

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Wood vs Warrington LIVE: Vicious KO

Wood hints that he’ll next fight at the home of his beloved Nottingham Forest.

Alex Pattle7 October 2023 23:09

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Alex Pattle7 October 2023 23:08

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Alex Pattle7 October 2023 23:08

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Boos for Wood, who deserves more respect than that.

Wood: “It’s gotta be up there. It was a bit like my career: started off a bit rough, but we got there.

“Josh is a great fighter. Thank you to all the fans for turning out as well.

“All I can say is, I’ve got a game-changer [of a right hand].”

Alex Pattle7 October 2023 23:08

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Wood vs Warrington LIVE: Vicious KO

Leigh Wood def. Josh Warrington via seventh-round TKO (3:00).

It was right at the end of the round!

Alex Pattle7 October 2023 23:05

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Wood vs Warrington LIVE: Vicious KO

It was a left hook by Wood that started the finishing sequence, but he followed up with two right hooks and an extra left!

The latter of the two right hooks was the harshest blow, scraping across Warrington’s chin!

Alex Pattle7 October 2023 23:04

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Wood vs Warrington LIVE: Round 7

Into the second half of this fight. Warrington is likely up, but Wood is still in it.

Three jabs in a row land for Warrington; the third is the best of the lot, snapping back Wood’s head.

Oh, wow. Warrington is docked a point for a shot to the back of the head. He was warned earlier in the fight, in fairness. For that to play a role, if the fight goes the distance, Wood will need to close the gap and win some more rounds, you’d think.

Both boxers land straight shots simultaneously. Warrington backs up Wood to the ropes and unloads a slew of body hooks.

OH, MY WORD! OUT OF NOWHERE, WOOD DROPS WARRINGTON BADLY!

WARRINGTON SOMEHOW HAULS HIMSELF TO HIS FEET, BUT THE REFEREE WAVES IT OFF!

Alex Pattle7 October 2023 23:01



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