Leigh Wood v Mauricio Lara September 24 Bout is Off!
The upcoming September 24 fight between WBA Regular 126-pound champion Leigh “Leigh-Thal” Wood (26-2, 16KOs) and Mauricio Lara (24-2-1, 17KOs) has been postponed due to an injury sustained by Wood.
The fight would’ve seen the winner go on to face the winner of the WBC and WBA 126-pound unification bout between Leo Santa Cruz and Rey Vargas. This news is unfortunate as this is a fight that was requested by Wood himself, knowing how challenging a bout this will be.
The fight between Wood and Lara would’ve surely provided fireworks from the moment the bell rang. Both men possess fight-ending power and fighting styles that produce action bouts. However, the fighters will now have to reset as Wood heals up. Hopefully it’s not a long-term injury and the fight can be rescheduled for later in 2022.
We here at 3Kings Boxing will continue to monitor the story and provide updates as they become available.
By: Jerrell Fletcher