LEIGH WOOD is trying to make a reputation for himself as he faces Michael Conlan in his hometown of Nottingham.
Wooden impressively stopped Chinese language fighter Can Xu within the twelfth spherical of their conflict final summer time to safe the WBC ‘Common’ featherweight title at Battle Camp.
And the 33-year-old was instantly ordered to defend his title in opposition to Eire’s Conlan, who’s signed by American promoters Prime Rank.
Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom gained the purse bids for the combat, which was initially touted to happen in each Belfast and New York.
However Wooden can have the hometown benefit in Nottingham, with 9,000 followers anticipated to attend the combat.
The winner may very well be elevated to the ‘Tremendous’ world champion at 126lbs, with present champ Leo Santa Cruz not prone to return to defend his belt.
- Leigh Wooden vs. Michael Conlan
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ROUND 10: Wooden vs Conlan
Their heads rocked collectively on the within once they each fainted to punch.
Conlan’s nifty footwork retains him out of hazard when Wooden tries to plough ahead.
And Wooden is twice caught by that decisive left-looper from Conlan – earlier than roaring again fiercely.
Conlan nicks ninth spherical (?)
Wooden is warned by his nook to to cease getting hit by Conlan’s overhead left-handers.
Courageous Wooden presses ahead however is caught with a counter-jab – then a lead jab.
Conlan shakes off dangerous spell
Conlan has reasserted himself after Wooden fought again nicely within the seventh and eighth rounds.
ROUND 9: Wooden vs Conlan
Conlan lands a helpful proper jab, then a physique shot, earlier than twice jolting the chin of Wooden.
Conlan main total however Wooden’s turned the tide
Might go both manner..
These two are swapping mighty blows – and the slippery Conlan seems shaky.
The spherical ends with two MORE left-hand loopers from Conlan, although.
Spherical 8: Wooden vs Conlan
Unbelievably Wooden now appears to be like on high, scoring nicely from a southpaw stance.
Once more they’re squaring up and nearly wrestling at occasions within the centre of the ring.
And out of the blue it is Wooden who appears to be like the bodily stronger and brisker.
Wooden finishes seventh in type
Wooden rounded off one of the best spherical of the night time to this point with a counter-attack that really troubled Conlan.
The Belfast challenger responded with the ultimate clear blow of the three minutes.
However regardless of his bloodied nostril and first-round knockdown Wooden is again on this.
ROUND 7: Wooden vs Conlan
Conlan once more begins powerfully – however Wooden responds threateningly.
The Irishman appears to be like elusive earlier than weaving in for 2 helpful pictures to the torso.
Wooden replied with two hopeful pictures however paid for it as Conlan landed a cleaner hit.
Conlan fends off Wooden
They’re caught within the centre because the combat will get more and more gruelling.
Conlan then lands two fierce physique pictures – certainly sapping Wooden’s power on the finish of the spherical.
ROUND SIX: Wooden vs Conlan
Conlan begins brilliantly, menacingly.
However Wooden stormed again.
Then they once more go rat-a-tat in these absorbing center rounds.
Wooden wanting drained
The most effective spherical of the night time – for neutrals – ends frenetically however with Conlan showing on high.
Wooden bouncing again
Wooden lands two helpful pictures then a harmful one-two – testing Conlan with straight jobs.
However then Conlan takes the centre floor.
Wooden responds with a barrage – however Conlan is touchdown the cleaner harm, wanting the superior fighter to this point.
ROUND FIVE: Wooden vs Conlan
Wooden is caught once more early on – however steadies himself after a testing first 30 seconds.
Conlan ends the fourth with fierce hook on track
Conlan completed the spherical strongly.
And Wooden’s nook are urging him to up his punch charge.
Crowd roaring Wooden on
Wooden is resisting nicely in opposition to the Belfast hero.
He misses with a left-hander however his normal sharpness is lacking.
Conlan responds nicely, however misses with an enormous shot
ROUND FOUR: Wooden vs Conlan
Conlan’s concentrating on the physique once more – however he was pressured again onto the ropes himself.
Conlan lands an enormous proper
Wooden is rocked once more however they do not come a lot harder than him.
Conlan is boxing neatly – however someway Wooden ended the third spherical tidily and presumably on high
ROUND THREE: Wooden vs Conlan
Wooden is edging his manner again into it, however he nonetheless appears to be like a bit shaky.
ROUND TWO: Wooden vs Conlan
Wooden is swinging out wildly, his head nonetheless not clear from Conlan’s looping left-hander that floored him within the opener.
However the Brit managed to carry on.
Leigh Wooden vs Michael Conlan
ROUND ONE: Wooden was down within the remaining seconds of the primary spherical as he defends his WBA featherweight crown.
But Conlan had been on the again foot earlier.
Agyarko vs Rubio – Ultimate end result
Agyarko takes the victory and celebrates by donning a sombrero – residing as much as his Canelo nickname.
Agyarko vs Rubio – R10
The ‘Irish Canelo’ goes for broke in the hunt for a knockout and has Rubio on the ropes as soon as extra however but once more can not get his opponent on the canvas.
Rubio lands a few physique punches nevertheless it is not going to be sufficient – he has been nicely and really crushed right here.
The pair embrace on the finish of a hard-fought battle however it’s Agyarko who has performed sufficient to win the eleventh combat of his boxing profession.
Agyarko vs Rubio – R10
Ultimate stanza now. Agyarko nicely within the lead.
Rubio takes one other peppering however retains upright and throwing.
Agyarko sees the combat out and can take a UD very shortly.
Carlos Rubio is a freakishly courageous man.