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Boxing Preview: Mauricio Lara (26-2-1, 19 Kos) vs Leigh Wood (26-2, 16 KOs)

Featherweight rivals run it back in Manchester on May 27 – Tickets for Mauricio Lara’s WBA Featherweight World Title rematch with Leigh Wood at the AO Arena in Manchester on Saturday May 27, shown live worldwide on DAZN, will go on sale this week.

Mexico’s Lara (26-2-1, 19 KOs) captured the WBA World Title by knocking Wood (26-2, 16 KOs) down in the seventh round with a stunning left hook at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham. The former champion rose to his feet but Ben Davison threw in the towel to save his fighter from further damage.

LARA VS. WOOD 2 FIGHT DATE, START TIME
Date : Saturday, May 27
Time : 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET
The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe
Main event ringwalks (approx): 10:00 p.m. GMT / 5:00 p.m. ET
The fight will take place at the AO Arena in Manchester, England
The event is set to get underway at 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10:00 p.m. GMT / 5:00 p.m. ET.

‘Leigh-thal’, who was ahead on all three judges scorecards at the time of the stoppage, gets an immediate shot at redemption against ‘Bronco’ – one of the most feared punchers in world boxing – at the top of a stacked card that features former World Title challenger Jack Catterall (26-1, 13 KOs) making his Matchroom debut against Darragh Foley (22-4-1, 10 KOs) and Danny Ball (12-1-1, 5 KOs) taking on Anthony Tomlinson (15-1, 7 KOs) for the vacant English Welterweight Title, with more fights to be announced soon.

MAURICIO LARA – LEIGH WOOD 2 FIGHT CARD
Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood 2; For Lara’s WBA world featherweight title
Jack Catterall vs. Darragh Foley
Terri Harper vs. Ivana Habazin for WBA women’s super-welterweight title
Danny Ball vs. Jamie Robinson for English welterweight title
Aqib Fiaz vs. Costin Ion
Campbell Hatton vs. Michal Bulak

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