WBA featherweight world champion Leigh Wood sat down with Rob Tebbutt to discuss all things boxing ahead of his hotly-anticipated Nottingham homecoming this weekend.
The 34-year-old will take on Mauricio Lara at the Motorpoint Arena on Saturday night, desperate to chalk up another huge victory on his home patch and edge himself closer to a summer blockbuster at his beloved Nottingham Forest’s City Ground.
The 126-pound WBA strap holder is the 2/1 underdog to dent his Mexican opponent’s world title aspirations, with Lara, the 2021 conqueror of Josh Warrington, the pre-fight odds-on 4/11 favourite to dethrone the reigning champion.
Taking time out from fine-tuning his preparations for one of the biggest nights of his professional career, Wood revealed just why he is so confident of stopping Lara in his tracks, spoke of his desire of securing a colossal outdoor summer showdown with Josh Warrington and explained why the love of the Nottingham public continues to spur him on to even greater heights.
To hear all of this and much more, watch the full and exclusive 25-minute interview at the top of the page now.
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