The bidding for the fight between Englishman Leigh Wood and Irishman Michael Conlan for the World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight title, scheduled for Monday, October 11, has been postponed for 7 days at the request of the promoting companies involved in the negotiation.
Eddie Hearn, representative of Matchroom Boxing and Carl Moretti, who represents Top Rank, sent an email requesting the extension to President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza and the WBA Championships Committee.
Both parties expressed that they are very close to reach an agreement for the 126 lbs. bout and that this week it will be finalized.
Wood will make the first defense of his title against Conlan as a mandatory fight. Another fight that obeys the WBA world title reduction plan and that has generated a lot of expectations among the fans.
The British fighter has 25 wins, 2 losses and 15 knockouts, while Conlan is undefeated in 16 fights, with 8 knockouts.