WBA Regular featherweight champion Leigh Wood and No.1 contender Michael Conlan have been given extra time to agree a deal by the Panama-based sanctioning body.

The WBA had ordered the terms of the fight to be decided by an original deadline of September 27 before the bout headed to purse bids, but an extension has been granted.

Nottingham’s Wood, represented by Matchroom Boxing, and Belfast’s Conlan, represented by brother Jamie at Conlan Boxing, will now continue negotiations.

Wood (25-2, 15 KOs) impressed with a last-round stoppage of China’s Xu Can to win the WBA crown at Matchroom’s Fight Camp on July 31 whereas Conlan (16-0, 8 KOs) outpointed former IBF 122lbs champion TJ Doheny at Falls Park, Belfast, a week later for the WBA Interim belt, which was subsequently dissolved after the sanctioning body chose to reduce its number of titles.