Leigh Wood vs Josh Warrington World Title is officially on.
DAZN Boxing has officially announced that Leigh Wood would officially defend the WBA Featherweight Title against Josh Warrington on October 7, 2023, at the Utilita Arena in Sheffield.
Initially, a report stated that Matchroom would announce this news on August 1, 2023, via a press release. However, DAZN seems to be in a hurry and has announced this news early. You can check the tweet with the official announcement below.
𝗪𝗢𝗢𝗗 𝗩𝗦. 𝗪𝗔𝗥𝗥𝗜𝗡𝗚𝗧𝗢𝗡. 👑@itsLeighWood defends his WBA world featherweight title against @J_Warrington in a huge domestic dust-up.#WoodWarrington is LIVE on https://t.co/FoiaUucafv, October 7 pic.twitter.com/YdFTZERe7d— DAZN Boxing (@DAZNBoxing) July 31, 2023
Leigh Wood is extremely excited about this title bout. He also thinks this is the biggest British rivalry in the sport and will certainly go down in British history. He also assured that this fight would be all action and that the fans are in for a great night.
On the other hand, Warrington thinks that it simply can not get better than a domestic dust-up for a World Title win. He added that he is obsessed with becoming a three-weight World Champion, and getting back on top.
Both these fighters are pretty excited and hyped up for their bout on October 7. Will Warrington walk away as the new World Champion, or will Wood successfully defend his title?