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Leigh Wood loses WBA title: Featherweight dropped by brutal left hook in seventh round at Motorpoint Arena

He was knocked out by Mexico's Mauricio Lara at the Motorpoint Arena


Gedling fighter Leigh Wood lost his WBA featherweight world title last night after being knocked out by Mexico’s Mauricio Lara at the Motorpoint Arena.

Wood was dropped by a brutal left hook in the seventh round at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham.

He bravely got back to his feet to fight on, but his trainer Ben Davison immediately threw in the towel with Wood in no position to continue – much to the fighter’s disappointment.

Wood had been fighting with a cut by his left eye following an accidental clash of heads in the first round.

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But he didn’t let the blood trickling down his face bother him as he showed grit and heart to force his opponent back.

Going into the second half of the fight, Wood looked to be in control of the bout, only to be floored by a counter hook to leave him sprawled across the canvas.

It is the second time that Lara has dispatched a British boxer in this way after blasting away Josh Warrington in February 2021.

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