Eddie Hearn and Leigh Wood receive stark warning from manager of featherweight rival
Eddie Hearn and Leigh Wood have been issued a stern warning by the manager of Luis Alberto Lopez, who is eager to see his man face Wood next.
Kiki Magana had already overseen Lopez coming to Britain to taste success on two occasions prior to last night’s fight with Michael Conlan, and now it’s three after he stopped the Irishman in five rounds in front of a stunned Belfast crowd.
Shortly after in Manchester, Leigh Wood pulled off a big upset as he regained his WBA crown after outpointing Mauricio Lara just three months after the Mexican had stopped him.
With plenty of exciting fights available at featherweight, Magana is eager to see Lopez travel to Britain once more and aim to unify his IBF belt.
"Please go and tell him that he is next," said Magana to Mirror Fighting when discussing Wood following Lopez’s win over Conlan.
“We're about to call Eddie Hearn and tell him 'If the money's right we'll come to London, and we'll fight Leigh Wood'. It will be a full house.”