Wood vs Lara 2 – DAZN – May 27 – 2 pm ET
Featherweight rivals run it back in Manchester on May 27 – Tickets for Mauricio Lara’s WBA Featherweight World Title rematch with Leigh Wood at the AO Arena in Manchester on Saturday May 27, shown live worldwide on DAZN, will go on sale this week.
Mexico’s Lara (26-2-1, 19 KOs) captured the WBA World Title by knocking Wood (26-2, 16 KOs) down in the seventh round with a stunning left hook at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham. The former champion rose to his feet but Ben Davison threw in the towel to save his fighter from further damage.
LARA VS. WOOD 2 FIGHT DATE, START TIME
- Date : Saturday, May 27
- Time : 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET
- The card will stream live on DAZN in over 200 countries across the globe
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 10:00 p.m. GMT / 5:00 p.m. ET
- The fight will take place at the AO Arena in Manchester, England
- The event is set to get underway at 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 10:00 p.m. GMT / 5:00 p.m. ET.
‘Leigh-thal’, who was ahead on all three judges scorecards at the time of the stoppage, gets an immediate shot at redemption against ‘Bronco’ – one of the most feared punchers in world boxing – at the top of a stacked card that features former World Title challenger Jack Catterall (26-1, 13 KOs) making his Matchroom debut against Darragh Foley (22-4-1, 10 KOs) and Danny Ball (12-1-1, 5 KOs) taking on Anthony Tomlinson (15-1, 7 KOs) for the vacant English Welterweight Title, with more fights to be announced soon.
Tickets for Lara vs. Wood 2 are priced £40, £60, £100, £150 and £350 (VIP).
Tickets are available via the AO Arena venue presale from midday on Wednesday April 12.
Matchroom Fight Pass members will be able to purchase tickets from midday on Thursday April 13. Priority ticket info will be emailed directly to eligible members ahead of the on-sale time.
General Sale tickets can be purchase via Stage Front and ao-arena.com from midday on Friday April 14.
“First and foremost I want to say hi to everyone. As you say, last time was a calm performance but I’m really confident in my training camp and what we have done and I want to almost back-up and cement that victory, and I want to do it in quicker fashion. I’ll be looking for that knockout from the very first round. Big things are to come but first I have to, as I have said, cement that victory. Leigh Wood isn’t just any boxer, it will be a difficult fight but it is about continuing and cementing that victory and making history in this sport.”
“There was never even a thought in my mind that anything different was going to happen. I know you tried to persuade me otherwise. It was just so frustrating how the fight finished. Like you say, it is a fast turnaround, but it is one that benefits me. If you said to me when I won the World Title, ‘right, in 13 weeks’ time you’re back out, you need to get back in the gym’, I’d have been like, ‘woah Eddie come on, let me celebrate’. That’s why I believe it is one that favours me. I was straight back in training, I had a little time with my kids. I’m ready to get this belt back and look good doing it. No doubts at all, that’s not me saying it’s going to be an easy fight, because it could be far from an easy fight, but I’m prepared for anything that he brings. The first time round was hard because we didn’t have his style against my style to look at, now we’ve got that information and we know what he does when I do certain things. I’ve been preparing for him for nearly a year in September. I know him inside out, I’m just going to go out there and prove that I’m the better fighter. It’s a must-win fight; there’s a lot of pressure. I love it, I thrive on it. Whatever is takes on Saturday night I’m coming away with a win. This is what gets me up for it, I can’t lose. I can’t afford to lose. That could be the end of the road for me. It’s a long road to come back from. That’s why I’m not thinking about losing, I’ve done everything I can do to win. I’m confident in winning. I know what I need to do to win. I know what I can’t afford to do.”
MAURICIO LARA – LEIGH WOOD 2 FIGHT CARD
- Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood 2; For Lara’s WBA world featherweight title
- Jack Catterall vs. Darragh Foley
- Terri Harper vs. Ivana Habazin for WBA women’s super-welterweight title
- Danny Ball vs. Jamie Robinson for English welterweight title
- Aqib Fiaz vs. Costin Ion
- Campbell Hatton vs. Michal Bulak
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