Mould: "Wood's Career Is Over When I Beat Him"
Reece Mould has warned Leigh Wood that his career will be
over if he loses their clash for the vacant British
Featherweight Title on the Josh Warrington vs. Mauricio Lara
undercard on Saturday February 13, live on Sky Sports in the
UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and
The undefeated Doncaster man (13-0, 6 KOs) claimed the
English Featherweight crown by knocking down Sean Davis four
times in four rounds at the Doncaster Racecourse in June
2019 before becoming mandatory challenger for the British
Title recently vacated by long-reigning holder Ryan Walsh.
Mould, who trains alongside Featherweight kingpin
Warrington, is hoping to announce himself on the big stage
with a career-best win over Nottingham's Wood, and the Sean
O'Hagan-trained 26-year-old is confident that he will have
an answer for whatever 'Leigh-thal' brings to the table.
"I donít think he shows me any respect whatsoever," said
Mould. "Iím sure on February 13 Iíll get his respect. Heís a
good fighter. You canít take that away from him. You canít
take away what heís done, but I believe I beat him at
whatever he brings Ė whether itís boxing or fighting. If he
wants to stand in there and go toe-to-toe with me Iím
willing to do that.
ďItís just how he talks about me, saying my opportunity has
come too soon. I watched an interview with him saying it
shouldnít be me whoís mandatory, it should have been one of
them who were fighting in the Golden Contract. I donít care
what heís got to say, Iíll do whatever I need to do on
February 13 and beat him.
ďThis is going to be my breakout fight. Thatís what weíre
looking to do. You could say that Iíve boxed under the radar
even though I have been on a few Matchroom shows before.
Iíve never had that pressure of Sky Sports on my back like a
lot of these young fighters have. This fight is going to
really put my name out there.
ďAll of the pressure is on Leigh Wood. Heís known and Iím
not really known. I believe if I beat him it will be the end
of his career, and he knows that deep down. When I beat him
itís the end of the road for him. Iíve got no pressure on my
Wood vs. Mould is part of a big night of action, Josh
Warrington (30-0, 7 KOs) faces Mexicoís Mauricio Lara (21-2,
14 KOs) as he waits for a huge fight later in the year,
Manchester Super-Featherweight contender Zelfa Barrett
(24-1, 15 KOs) defends his IBF Intercontinental Title
against Spainís former Super-Bantamweight World Champion
Kiko Martinez (41-9-2, 29 KOs) in the chief support bout,
fast-rising Sheffield Super-Lightweight talent Dalton Smith
(6-0, 5 KOs) takes on Rotherhamís Lee Appleyard (16-5-1, 5
KOs) and Leeds Featherweight Hopey Price (3-0, 1 KO) takes
on Zahid Hussain (16-1, 2 KOs).