Leigh Wood vs. Josh Warrigton: Face Off

Discussion in 'British Boxing Forum' started by Chuck Norris, Oct 2, 2023.

  1. smoking mirrors

    smoking mirrors Active Member Full Member

    Jan 14, 2023
    wasn’t a fight in the US with Santa Cruz/Russell Jr being negotiated just when covid hit?

    I have some sympathy for Warrington as the pandemic screwed his career momentum more than any other boxer
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  2. Aussietralia

    Aussietralia New Member banned Full Member

    Jul 9, 2023
    The pandemic screwed boxers who didn't have the resources behind them to even get onto shows. Warrington was able to box and he got knocked out, that's kind of nonsensical to blame it on the pandemic and a weirdly privileged position from which to argue. To say more than any boxer is ridiculously sweeping and just plain silly.
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  3. smoking mirrors

    smoking mirrors Active Member Full Member

    Jan 14, 2023
    ok then pedant, “top level boxers” which is what I meant.

    we all know a boxing career is about timing, that was his moment to get a big fight, and it looked like it was going to happen. just looking at it from a career perspective, not making excuses for his loss to Lara.
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  4. Murderers' Row

    Murderers' Row Boxing Addict Full Member

    Apr 23, 2020
    Well you're sort of right but they're still relatively big domestic names.
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  5. londonboxingess

    londonboxingess Active Member Full Member

    Nov 30, 2012
    This is one of them fights on Sky would be reasonably big, getting pushed with the football on, pushing that angle etc, as it's on DAZN nobody has even mentioned it out of my friends
  6. ALN93

    ALN93 Well-Known Member banned Full Member

    May 12, 2023
    Yep they’d have both on Soccer AM, both at the Leeds and Forest games on tele etc.

    A fella at work watches all boxing on Sky and BT (first thing he asked me Monday was about the Joyce fight as I’d been on holiday the week before) but had no idea this fight was on.
  7. Cookiedough

    Cookiedough Active Member Full Member

    Feb 18, 2020
    It’s a great match up. Proper trade fight. Can’t wait for this one. I think Warrington takes it on points.
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  8. EJC83

    EJC83 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Wood was much more game in both his fights against Lara, Warrington doesn't have the same dog in him.
  9. VanBasten

    VanBasten Well-Known Member Full Member

    Dec 12, 2017
    I don’t think Warrington has the power to keep Wood off him. I see this going the same way as Warrington v Lara.
  10. BoxingLoyalist

    BoxingLoyalist New Member Full Member

    Sep 4, 2023
    “35 year old fella with a perm” ha,ha,ha, belter Jimbo lad
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  11. Ex Army Jim 39

    Ex Army Jim 39 couldnt believe the price of chairs banned Full Member

    Jun 26, 2022
    to obvious brixton straight on to ignore along with your other names shawn michaels seanb1 beatdownz and whatever else cant mind
  12. BoxingLoyalist

    BoxingLoyalist New Member Full Member

    Sep 4, 2023
    ? got me confused with someone else mate, first time member been reading for years not a troll or anything but no mither think whatya want r kid
  13. Craigt93

    Craigt93 Member Full Member

    Oct 15, 2020
    Looking forward to Wood Warrington. As I have mentioned on here before I’m a big fan of Warrington.

    Think it can go either way, but understand why Wood is the favourite at the bookies. But then Warrington always turns up when he’s expected to lose so can’t really read much into it.

    But it’s not the same Josh Warrington either that fought Selby or Galahad.

    Warrington’s loss to Lopez looks better considering how Lopez has gone on with his wins. But the question for me is if Wood lands on the jaw which Martinez broke how’s Warrington going to respond?

    Wood gets a lot of credit and I’m not going to rubbish his wins but let’s not forget there hardly elite wins. Reece Mould, Can Xu, Conlan and Lara. Hardly top of the tree opponents. Especially after a loss to Jazza Dickens and getting KO’d by Lara in the first match.

    Warrington looks in great shape as always, but he’s got to start fast. Can’t afford to let Wood get on top in the early rounds. How will the weight affect Wood at 35?

    Retirement for the loser beckons. Not sure what the winner does too? Moves up for Cordina early next year?
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  14. Lil Niall

    Lil Niall Active Member Full Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    Warrington giving up his title to take on Lara in a non title fight has surely got to be the worst decision in recent years. Although he got his title back it derailed momentum & held his career back a few years.
  15. DramaShow

    DramaShow 19 banned Full Member

    Dec 22, 2020
    The winner will almost certainly fight Joe Cordina next year. They will struggle deciding a location though as Cordina would like that fight at Cardiff Castle but Wood's next fight has to be at the City Ground - it will be interesting to see if Cordina accepts fighting away from home as the World Champion.

    Really looking forward to the main event. It brings back old memories of the world level fights between Brits. Also excited about Conway vs Udofia on the undercard. If Hopey Price beats Conor Coghill, he becomes mandatory for Nathaniel Collins' British Title.

    Even Nico Leivars on Before the Bell has a good step-up. It's a great night of boxing.