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Mauricio Lara v Leigh Wood II: Fight date, ring walk time, undercard & betting odds

Three months after their first meeting, Mauricio Lara and Leigh Wood will share the ring again in what could be another explosive contest.

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The tables have turned since their first meeting, with Lara now the defending WBA world featherweight champion after his stunning performance in Nottingham in February.

Rather than turn to other options, both men have agreed to jump straight back into the ring to face each other, and it promises to be a fascinating rematch.

What Mauricio Lara v Leigh Wood II
Where AO Arena, Manchester 
When 22:00, Saturday 27th May 2023 
How to watch DAZN 
Odds Mauricio Lara 4/11, Leigh Wood 2/1

When is Mauricio Lara v Leigh Wood?

The fight is scheduled to take place on Saturday 27th May 2023, on what is a huge night for boxing.

Michael Conlan, a former opponent of Wood's, fights for his own world title against Luis Alberto Lopez in Belfast, while at cruiserweight, Lawrence Okolie and Chris Billam-Smith will fight in Bournemouth for Okolie's world crown.

What time is Mauricio Lara v Leigh Wood?

The event is due to get underway at 19:00, while the main event ringwalks are scheduled for 22:00. These timings could, of course, change depending on the length of the undercard bouts.

Where is Mauricio Lara v Leigh Wood?

The fight will take place at the A0 Arena in Manchester, England. The venue has hosted some incredible boxing fights over the years, and Wood will hope to get back to winning ways in front of another passionate crowd.

Can I watch Mauricio Lara v Leigh Wood?

The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries.

Who is the favourite for Mauricio Lara v Leigh Wood?

After winning their first bout, Lara is the heavy favourite to prevail again at odds of 4/11. Wood has promised to avenge that loss and learn from his mistakes, and he is priced at 2/1 to win his world title back.

Are there any belts on the line for Mauricio Lara v Leigh Wood?

Lara will defend his WBA 'super' world featherweight title, which he won after a convincing performance in February.

Ahead of their first bout, Wood was elevated from 'regular' to 'super' WBA world featherweight champion, but he lost his voluntary defence.

He will no doubt have regretted his decision to take on Lara, but he gets an immediate opportunity to win his title back.

What is Mauricio Lara's record?

Lara's record stands at 26-2-1 after his win over Wood earlier this year.

The 25-year-old was relatively unknown after his first 24 fights, but he put his name in the world title frame when he stopped world featherweight champion Josh Warrington in dominant fashion in front of a packed Wembley Arena in 2021.

Lara and Warrington then fought again, but the fight was scored a draw after an early clash of heads, but the Mexican has gone from strength to strength.

He beat Emilio Sanchez and Jose Sanmartin by knockout in 2022 before Wood's corner threw in the towel after a heavy knockdown earlier this year.

Lara is known for his incredible power, and 19 of his wins have come inside the distance.

What is Leigh Wood's record?

Wood's record stands at 26-3 after his latest defeat to Lara in February. After losing to James Dickens on points in February 2020, he got his career back on track with a stoppage victory over Reece Mould.

He then stunned Can Xu to win his first world title before defending it in style against Conlan in Nottingham.

While Wood has promised to outbox Lara this time around, he has also got the power to hurt his rival, after recording 16 knockout victories of his own.

Who is on the undercard for Mauricio Lara v Leigh Wood?

Several of the undercard fights are yet to be confirmed, but Matchroom have already revealed that William Crolla, Aqib Fiaz, Campbell Hattton, and Aaron Bowen will all feature on the undercard.

Danny Ball and Anthony Tomlinson will compete for the vacant English welterweight title, while Linus Udofia and Kieron Conway will face each other in an eliminator for the British middleweight title.

Jack Catterall's bout with Darragh Foley will act as the chief support for the card in Manchester.

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