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Leigh Wood vs Josh Warrington LIVE: Results tonight after vicious KO

Re-live updates from the all-British clash in Sheffield, where Wood’s WBA featherweight title was on the line

Alex Pattle
Combat Sports Correspondent
Saturday 07 October 2023 18:05 BST
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Leigh Wood retained the WBA featherweight title with a vicious knockout of Josh Warrington on Saturday, when it looked like the champion himself was on the verge of being finished.

Wood employed a southpaw stance to good effect in the first two rounds, but Warrington – a former two-time IBF champion – began to pull ahead by getting the better of most exchanges, loading up on fierce shots and putting his opponent in trouble throughout.

Wood soon began to leak blood from a cut around his right eye, but Warrington faced his own moment of adversity when he was docked a point in Round 7 for a punch to the back of the head – having previously been warned by the referee. At that stage, few onlookers would have predicted that the penalty would affect the result, however; Warrington looked to be on course for victory, whether it be on the scorecards or inside the distance.

Yet suddenly, against the run of the action, Wood produced a stunning finish with just seconds remaining in the seventh frame, dropping the “Leeds Warrior” with a brutal combination.

Re-live updates from Wood vs Warrington and the undercard fights, below.

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Leigh Wood retained the WBA featherweight title with a vicious knockout of Josh Warrington on Saturday, when it looked like the champion himself was on the verge of being finished.

Wood employed a southpaw stance to good effect in the first two rounds, but Warrington – a former two-time IBF champion – began to pull ahead by getting the better of most exchanges, loading up on fierce shots and putting his opponent in trouble throughout.

Wood soon began to leak blood from a cut around his right eye, but Warrington faced his own moment of adversity when he was docked a point in Round 7 for a punch to the back of the head – having previously been warned by the referee.

At that stage, few onlookers would have predicted that the penalty would affect the result, however; Warrington looked to be on course for victory, whether it be on the scorecards or inside the distance.

Yet suddenly, against the run of the action, Wood produced a stunning finish with just seconds remaining in the seventh frame, dropping the “Leeds Warrior” with a brutal combination.

Full report:

Leigh Wood stops Josh Warrington with outrageous KO out of nowhere

Wood looked close to being finished before he stopped Warrington with a brutal combination in Round 7

Alex Pattle9 October 2023 08:00
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Josh Warrington reacts after being stopped by Leigh Wood against the run of the action (PA)
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Josh Warrington reacts to a devastating defeat after a largely impressive performance (Getty Images)
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Leigh Wood stops Josh Warrington in brutal fashion (PA)
Alex Pattle9 October 2023 00:00
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Warrington seemed to hint at retirement there, although he also welcomed a rematch with Wood – ideally at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground.

Alex Pattle7 October 2023 23:24
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Josh Warrington climbed off the canvas but couldn’t beat the referee’s count (Action Images via Reuters)
Leigh Wood celebrates a successful title defence against Josh Warrington (Action Images via Reuters)
Alex Pattle7 October 2023 23:14
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Warrington: “I just switched off for a split second. He hit me with a good shot.”

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Wood hints that he’ll next fight at the home of his beloved Nottingham Forest.

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