Feature | Feb 27 2019

Leigh Wood: ‘Saturday is my chance and I can’t let it pass me by’

Leigh Wood fights for the Commonwealth title in Peterborough. He speaks to Matt Bevan
Leigh Wood
Leigh Wood vs Rafael Castillo  |  Action Images

LEIGH WOOD will be hoping to put his frustrations behind him and kickstart his career once again, as he aims to win the Commonwealth featherweight title at the East of England Arena in Peterborough against Ghanaian Abraham Osei Bonsu on Sky Sports.

“Leigh-thal”, now 30 has recently joined forces with new manager Dave Coldwell, who has immediately delivered the Nottingham man a title fight following the decision of his close friend Jordan Gill, who beat Ryan Doyle for the belt back in October, to vacate the title.

Wood has also moved away from his long-time base at the Ingle Gym in Wincobank, Sheffield. He told Boxing News: “This has been a long time coming for me and I’m so excited for Saturday. I’ve had years of bad luck and more recently some issues with management, which caused me to become disheartened and lose my love for boxing, but I’m over that and ready to go.