Wood and Conlan unveiled WBA crown fight in Nottingham

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Wood and Conlan unveiled WBA crown fight in Nottingham
Wood and Conlan unveiled WBA crown fight in Nottingham. Matchroom Boxing

Leigh Wood and Michael Conlan officially presented their fight at a press conference held on Wednesday. The British fighter will defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight belt against the Irish fighter on March 12 and the two talked about what they expect from their fight.

With a bit of tension and obvious signs of motivation, they spoke to the press at the event organized by Matchroom in Nottingham, the same place where the fight will take place.

“I’m focused. I’ve been here as a kid watching Froch, I was taking it all in because I knew my moment would come,” said the champion to fight in Nottingham. 

Wood said he is confident in himself and ignored Conlan’s provocations. He assured that he expects to give a great fight and retain his belt.

For his part, Conlan talked about his tools and how he can offset the champion’s style to fulfill his dream.

“I have an answer for everything he does. He has decent power but he has slow feet and curly hair. I’m going to punch him in the head,” said a confident Conlan.

The fight will be mandatory  to continue with the world title reduction plan implemented by president Gilberto Jesus Mendoza last year.




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