Lara On Wood: “It’s Going To Be A War And End With A Knockout”

Mauricio Lara Looking to Lay Pain on Leigh Wood!

Mauricio Lara faces off with Leigh Wood
Mauricio Lara faces off with Leigh Wood

Mauricio Lara Predicts a Knockout in WBA Title Fight with Leigh Wood

Mexican featherweight Mauricio Lara (25-2-1, 18 KOs) is about his business in and out of the ring. He is a man with a chip on his shoulder and hungry to become a world champion. That has been evident during the lead-up to his February 18 contest against reigning WBA champion Leigh Wood (26-2, 16 KOs) in Nottingham, England, live on DAZN.


It’s a highly anticipated bout by hardcore heads. Mutual disdain and accusations from both men have highlighted the pre-fight festivities. During an interview with UK media source iD Boxing, Lara said that fans should look for plenty of fireworks on fight night and expect for Wood to feel the pain.

(Translated from Spanish) “It’s going to be a war. This fight doesn’t go to the scorecards; it finishes with a knockout.”

The champ and challenger are two of the hardest punchers in the division and both are susceptible, defensively. They were to fight in September 2022, but Wood withdrew due to a torn bicep. At the time, Lara questioned his injury. It led to some heated words between the two.

Once and for all, they get to settle their differences in the ring. If the matchup lives up to the hype, it will be a candidate for Fight of the Year. As far as Lara is concerned, he wants to take out Wood in a brutal fashion and leave the ring with the WBA belt wrapped around his waist.

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