Leigh Wood taking on Josh Warrington in a rematch of their 2023 fight is one of the most anticipated match-ups of the year but it will only happen if one big condition is met according to Wood.
These two British stars came together for the WBA featherweight title on October 8. Both share common opponents in Mauricio Lara and both lost to the Mexican the first time they fought him.
Wood avenged his loss in an immediate rematch while Warrington had to settle for a technical draw after Lara suffered a cut so bad in the second round the referee had to stop the fight.
When they came to blows at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield, Warrington managed to pull ahead on the scorecards after boxing well and tagging Wood regularly.
As is often the way with Wood though, the Nottingham man pulled a big punch out of the bag in the seventh to send Warrington to the canvas. He got up, but the referee ruled the ‘Leads Warrior’ had had enough so called the contest to a close.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Wood has stoked the war of words with Warrington once more.
“Josh is droning on and doing everyone’s head in including my own. Stop doing interviews, talking about the same irrelevant sh*t, just get in the gym and train. But if it’s going to happen at the City Ground 18 May is the date for TV, for DAZN.
“It’s out of our hands now, it’s down to the club. Hopefully it can happen because it’s something I’ve wanted to happen for a long time cause it will give me my own little stamp on my career.”
He then suggested if the fight can’t be made at the City Ground, it might not happen at all.
“Hopefully it can happen, but if it can’t I’ll be very upset and I don’t think the Warrington fight will make sense if it isn’t the City Ground. If it isn’t there, what do I get out of it other than shutting him up for good? Nothing. I’d rather fight for another belt.”
Fans will be hoping the deal can be made and this score can be settled once and for all.