Leigh Wooden efficiently defended his WBA featherweight title towards former world champion Josh Warrington on October 7 at Utilita Enviornment Sheffield in Sheffield, England. The pair battled it out in the principle occasion dwell on DAZN.
The scheduled for 12 rounds all-British world championship bout didn’t go the total distance. Wooden secured the win by way of seventh-round TKO, tagging and dropping Warrington with a flurry of punches. Referee Michael Alexander opened an eight rely and referred to as it a day on the finish of Spherical 7.
With the win by TKO, two-time WBA featherweight champion Leigh Wooden improved to 28-3, 17 KOs and made the primary profitable protection of the belt in his second reign. On the best way to victory, within the fourth spherical Gedling-based champion acquired a reduce over his proper eye. The 35-year-old native of Nottingham reclaimed the belt in Could by unanimous determination towards Mauricio Lara.
Warrington, who received a degree deducted previous to the stoppage within the seventh spherical for punching to the again of the top, dropped to 31-3-1, 8 KOs. Leeds’ 32-year-old former two-time IBF featherweight champion suffered his second defeat in a row, after dropping a majority determination towards Luis Alberto Lopez final December.
Within the co-main occasion, British WBA tremendous welterweight champion Terri Harper (14-1-1, 6 KOs) and former undisputed welterweight champion Cecilia Braekhus (37-2, 9 KOs) of Norway by the use of Colombia fought to a majority draw. After 10 rounds the scores have been 95-95, 95-95 and 97-93. Harper retained her title, whereas the WBO tremendous welterweight belt remained vacant.
In Australia, the occasion aired dwell on Sunday, October 8.
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