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  Leigh Wood: "Reece Mould
Won't Hear The Final Bell"


Leigh Wood is predicting an early finish when he collides with Reece Mould for the vacant British Featherweight Title at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday February 13, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories.

Nottinghamís Wood (23-2, 13 KOs) narrowly lost out to eventual MTK Golden Contract winner Jazza Dickens in February last year, but heads into his second attempt at capturing the prestigious Lord Lonsdale Challenge Belt with a new approach and full of confidence having linked up with trainer Ben Davison in recent months.

ďNew trainer, new place. It was challenging at first but itís without a doubt the best move Iíve made," said Wood. ďThe way I view boxing, my perception of things, Iíve started learning! Iím going in there with a game-plan and I know exactly what Iíve got to do.

ďWhen you look back at my previous fights, I spent most of my time dancing around, not using my biggest attribute which is my power. One of the first things Ben asked me is, why do you fight like that? When I watch back the fight with Jazza Dickens Iím shaking my head! Itís almost cringey, itís a hard watch when I identify all the things Iíve been working on now. I canít wait to show the new and improved version of myself.Ē

In just his 12th pro fight, Wood boxed Gavin McDonnell for the British Super-Bantamweight crown but was handed his first defeat, a loss that has made his desire to win the belt at the second time of asking even stronger.

ďFrom when I turned professional winning the British Title was something I wanted to do. Itís a box I want to tick so Iím extremely focused on the job at hand.

ďWhen I was fighting for the British Title for the first time I was unbeaten and I didn't want to lose my 0 at any cost, but itís all experience. You donít get easy fights for the British Title, they donít give them away! Iím confident because Iíve put the work in that 100% Iíll bring it home on February 13th.Ē

Wood is all too aware that Mould (13-0, 6 KOs), the current English Champion and stablemate of Featherweight kingpin Josh Warrington, will be no easy touch and has prepared for a tough fight.

ďWeíve studied Reece Mould, we know his strengths and weaknesses. Heís a good fighter, you donít win Titles if youíre not. I just think heís very basic in what he does, heís not very adaptable and I think thatís going to be key for me.

ďIím not expecting an easy fight but itís one Iím very confident of winning. I canít see him hearing the final bell, Iím on fire at the minute. Everything is coming together at the right time! Iím going to be hitting him with some incredibly big shots that he wonít see coming, itís going to be a great night for me."

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), Zelfa Barrett defends his IBF Intercontinental Super-Featherweight Title against former World Champion Kiko Martinez, fast-rising Sheffield Super-Lightweight talent Dalton Smith (6-0, 5 KOs) takes on Ishmael Ellis (11-3), Leeds starlet Hopey Price (3-0, 1 KO) sees action and Keighley Featherweight Ibrahim Nadim (2-0) steps-up against Jonny Phillips (5-5, 2 KOs).



 

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