Santa Cruz and Wood reached an agreement and the auction is suspended

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Santa Cruz and Wood reached an agreement and the auction is suspended
Leigh Wood must fight Santa Cruz in his comeback

The teams of Leo Santa Cruz and Leigh Wood informed the World Boxing Association (WBA) Championships Committee that they have reached an agreement to fight for the featherweight world title and the auction, which was scheduled for this Friday, August 12, has been suspended.

The mandatory bout between both champions is tentatively scheduled for November 5 or 12, according to the WBA, although the details will be announced as soon as the parties send the official contracts. 

From this moment, they will have 15 days to send the signed contracts with information of the exact date, the venue and the conditions of the confrontation, which is part of the plan to reduce the number of world titles of the pioneer organization and that will leave the 126 lbs. division with only one champion.

Mexican Santa Cruz is the Super Champion of the category and must face Wood, who holds the world championship.


WBA Ratings movements as of July 2022

WBA Ratings movements as of July 2022



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