Leigh Wood confident of securing a win against Mauricio Lara

Leigh Wood looks forward to avenging his bitter loss against Mauricio Lara this Saturday night.

by Aryan Lakhani
Leigh Wood confident of securing a win against Mauricio Lara

The highly anticipated rematch between Leigh Wood and Mauricio Lara is less than two days away. Leigh Wood promises to shock the boxing world, and we shall soon find out how successful he is; the first match took place in February, where Mauricio Lara was on the winning side, and three months later, two featherweights have decided to run it back.

The rematch is taking place way sooner than anyone would have expected it, and it will be very interesting to see if Leigh Wood can use the opportunity to reclaim his belt.

Leigh Wood’s thoughts on the rematch

The rematch promises to be super-entertaining, anything can happen, and all eyes will be on Leigh Wood to see if he can win the fight to reclaim the belt.

Recently in an interview with DAZN Boxing, Leigh Wood speaks about his loss against Mauricio Lara in great detail. “I have a variety of memories when the fight was stopped. Just complete heartbreak,” Wood said, as quoted by boxing247.com. “It’s easy to take a defeat if you’re not good enough.

You tank it, but everything was going to plan, and I made a little mistake. He didn’t find that shot. He didn’t wait until round seven for that shot. I gave him that shot. I know I can beat him, and I am going to beat him.

He further said. “Redemption, revenge, whatever you want to call it, I want my belt back. It was a special night. Everybody got behind me for the fight and the one coming up. In the first round, I appraised him [Lara’s power], and it didn’t feel heavy at all.

What it is was fast and sharp. “The success I was having with a bit of a decision. I started landing more shots and holding my feet, and trying to nail him a little bit more because I could see that he was breathing a little bit. I was already reestablishing a lot of shots before that.