Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood 2: The Big Fight Preview

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After putting on one of the best fights of 2023, Mauricio Lara rematches Leigh Wood on Saturday night in Manchester.

Up for grabs is Lara's WBA featherweight strap, won from his English opponent in their first match-up with a devastating stoppage.

Lara is once again the favourite, but Wood was in contention in the first fight up until it was waved off in dramatic circcumstances.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of the fight, and our best coverage so far. 

Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood 2 coverage

Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood 2 weigh-in results

Leigh Wood weighed in at 125.9lbs, while Mauricio Lara missed weight registering 129.8lbs on the scales and as result was stripped of his title. 

Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood 2 fight date, start time

  • Date : Saturday, May 27 
  • Time : 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET 
  • Main event ringwalks (approx): 10:23 p.m. BST / 5:23 p.m. ET

The event is set to get underway at 7 p.m. BST / 2 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10:23 p.m. BST / 5:23 p.m. ET. These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights. 

Can I watch Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood 2 on DAZN?

The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe.  You can sign up for a subscription here .

However if you are in Argentina, Chile and Colombia you must download the DAZN app from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play store and then sign up from there, rather than via web browser.

What devices are supported on DAZN?

DAZN is available on web browsers at DAZN.com  (except Argentina, Chile and Colombia) and also has apps available for all of the following TV and streaming devices:

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Where is the Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood 2 fight?

The fight will take place at the AO Arena in Manchester, England.

Mauricio Lara vs. Wood 2 odds

  • Mauricio Lara:  -310
  • Leigh Wood:  +230

(All odds via  Draft Kings  as of Wednesday, May 24. These odds may change in the run-up to fight night.)

Leigh Wood record and bio

  • Nationality: British   
  • Date of birth: August 1, 1988  
  • Height: 5' 7"   
  • Reach: 67"   
  • Total fights: 29
  • Record: 26-3 (16 KOs)   

Mauricio Lara record and bio

  • Nationality: Mexican   
  • Date of birth: February 23, 1998
  • Height: 5' 7"    
  • Reach: N/A
  • Total fights: 29  
  • Record: 26-2-1 (19 KOs)   

Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood 2 fight card

  • Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood ; For the vacant WBA world featherweight title
  • Jack Catterall vs. Darragh Foley; Super lightweight
  • Terri Harper vs. Ivana Habazin; For Harper's WBA women's super-welterweight title
  • Aqib Fiaz vs. Costin Ion; Super featherweight
  • Danny Ball vs. Jamie Robinson; Welterweight
  • William Crolla vs. Joe Hardy; Super featherweight
  • Campbell Hatton vs. Michal Bulik; Super lightweight
  • Aaron Bowen vs. Aljaz Venko; Middleweight

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