The highly anticipated rematch between Mauricio Lara and Leigh Wood will occur on May 27, 2023. The two boxers will meet in what promises to be an exciting and fierce battle for the World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight title at the AO Arena, Manchester, England.
After their exciting bout in February, in which the Mexican knocked out the English fighter dramatically, they will meet again on Saturday, May 27.
As mentioned, this fight will be a rematch after a very short three-month gap. The first bout between Lara and Wood occurred in February 2023, in Nottingham, England, with Lara emerging victorious after an impressive seventh-round technical knockout. The Englishman initially controlled the duel, but the Mexican eventually found what he sought and won it with strength.
This loss was a major setback for Wood, who had been on a winning streak before the fight. However, he has since recovered and prepared for this world title rematch.
Saturday, May 27 at 2:00 pm ET at the AO Arena, Manchester, England
(Estimated) 5:00 pm ET
Mauricio Lara -322
Leigh Wood +217
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Why Bet on Mauricio Lara
Mauricio “Bronco” Lara comes into this fight more confidently after holding the world championship title. Moreover, since the Mexican man got the extraordinary technical KO against Wood and the great victory over Josh Warrington (2021), he is familiar with what it means to win in British territory.
The Mexican southpaw comes in with 26 wins, two losses, and one draw. In addition, of his 26 wins, 19 have been by KO. So now he will arrive with the firm conviction of retaining his WBA featherweight title and showing that he is in his best shape.
Why Bet on Leigh Wood?
The British fighter, Leigh Wood, has a great challenge in this new fight, and it will be to impose his great capacity and strength in the ring against the Mexican. However, there is no doubt that he is already aware of what Lara is capable of and cannot make the same mistakes as the fight fought last February.
Wood will have to use his agility to tire his foe if he wants a chance in this fight. That is why many insiders say he will try a somewhat distanced style of play, which will help him make his opponent desperate.
On the other hand, it should be noted that the Briton is no stranger to world championship titles, as he was crowned in the featherweight category in 2021 after an extraordinary victory over Can Xu. Now, he comes into this fight with 26 wins (16 KO) and three losses.
Final Betting Analysis: Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood
The rematch between Lara and Wood is expected to be a close fight, with both fighters bringing their A-game. Lara is known for his fast and powerful punches, while Wood is a technical fighter with a strong jab and excellent footwork.
At MyBookie.ag, we can see that there is a Moneyline that favors Mauricio Lara at -322, while Leigh Wood starts at +217.
The WBA world featherweight title is at stake in this bout, and both boxers know what it is like to be in that situation. Based on experience and current form, we’re picking a win for Mexican Mauricio Lara this time.
Look for a straight win on the Moneyline, Mauricio Lara. For example, if you put $100 on Lara at -322, you’ll see a $31.06 win with a total payout of $131.06.
Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood Betting Pick: Mauricio Lara
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