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Leigh Wood vs. Ian Bailey this Saturday, June 22nd in Nottingham, UK
Leigh Wood is convinced he’s got the game plan right for Saturday’s big fight in Nottingham. Wood and Ian Bailey clash for the vacant British Masters featherweight title at Clifton Leisure Centre and the 24 year-old from Gedling has done his homework in the countdown to fight.
“Bailey comes steaming into you and will want to break me down,” he said, “but he hasn’t got my skills and I have to just stick to what I do.
“I’ve got to slow him down with body shots and control the pace.
“I know he’s a tough, tough fighter and doesn’t get stopped very often, but I’m going to hit him with a lot of shots and he will be struggling to hold his hands up in the later rounds.”
Wood has fought on several big shows in his punch-perfect eight-fight career.
He boxed on the undercard when Carl Froch beat Yusaf Mack at the Capital FM Arena last November and has also shared bills with heavyweight motor mouth Tyson Fury.
But all eyes will be on Wood when he tops the bill on the show promoted by Newark-based Jason McClory and hopes to have 300 supporters cheering him on.
‘Leigh-thal’ says he has a “huge” family that includes a brother and four step sisters – but says fight night is tough for mum Tracey.
“Mum comes to watch me box,” said Wood, “but doesn’t enjoy it much. She gets upset, but likes to be there.”
Wood is convinced his family and friends will see him claim a breakthrough win this weekend when he steps up to championship level.
Bailey is the Southern Area featherweight champion and Wood said: “Beating Bailey will put me up there with the top 10 featherweights in the country – and who knows what will happen after that ?”
Former champions Jason ’2 Smooth’ Booth and Shane McPhilbin also box on the show.
There will be a few tickets available on the door.
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