Leigh Wooden and Josh Warrington have their struggle date introduced for Saturday, October 7 at Utilita Area Sheffield in Utilita, England. The all-English conflict options two-time and present WBA featherweight champion of Gedling up towards former two-time IBF featherweight titleholder of Leeds. The world championship bout is scheduled for 12 rounds.
The occasion airs reside stream on DAZN.
Leigh Wooden (27-3, 16 KOs) was in motion in Could in Manchester, the place he scored a unanimous determination towards Mauricio Lara and reclaimed the belt. With the victory, the 34-year-old took the revenge for the defeat suffered by way of seventh-round TKO in February.
“I’m extraordinarily excited for October 7,” stated Wooden. “When it comes to the followings we’ve received, the soccer golf equipment and the cities, that is arguably the most important British rivalry within the sport. For me, it doesn’t actually get any larger. Our kinds will gel and that ought to make for a really thrilling and entertaining struggle. It ought to go down in British historical past.”
“Josh has some nice wins on his document and is clearly a two-time World Champion, however it is a struggle that he can’t lose. He’s by no means actually been in a boring struggle – however neither have I. This struggle will likely be all-action and the followers ought to be in for an ideal night time.”
“I do know it will likely be fairly hostile with each units of followers battling it out vocally, however it ought to make for an ideal night time. That is one which I have to win, so I can look again on with pleasure and take in all the great reminiscences. This can be a must-win, for positive.”
Josh Warrington (31-2-1, 8 KOs) final fought in December 2022 in Leeds, the place he dropped a majority determination towards Luis Alberto Lopez. Going up towards Wooden, the 32-year-old seems to as soon as once more change into champion.
“This can be a large struggle,” stated Warrington. “It doesn’t get significantly better than a home mud up for a World Title! I’m obsessed in turning into a three-weight World Champion, to get again on prime and that’s going to indicate on the night time. I’ll carry a military of followers to Sheffield and the ambiance will likely be particular. Leigh has had a great run and put some good wins collectively however I simply don’t imagine he can reside with me. I hope he thinks my finest days are behind me, on October 7 he’ll discover out. And The New.”
The bouts featured on Wooden vs Warrington undercard are anticipated to be introduced shortly.
In Australia, the occasion airs reside on Sunday, October 8.