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Wood vs. Conlan: Prediction, Odds, Date, Stats

Leigh Wood (Leigh-Thal) defends his WBA (Regular) featherweight title against Michael Conlan (Mick). Let's take a look at the stats, odds of winning, and the prediction for this fight.

33
Oct 28, 2011
25-2
1
15 (55.6%)
170 cm
170 cm
0 cm
Orthodox
Jul 31, 2021
7m, 12d
2
Age
Debut
Record
Title Fights
KOs
Height
Reach
Ape Index
Stance
Last Fight
Layoff
Win Streak
30
Mar 17, 2017
16-0
0
8 (50%)
173 cm
175 cm
2 cm
Switcher
Aug 6, 2021
7m, 6d
16
WBA
FT
w1
featherweight
Saturday, 12 Mar 2022
Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, England
v0.1.9-beta 2024-06-19
Leigh Wood vs. Michael Conlan

Date

This fight between Leigh Wood and Michael Conlan took place on at the Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, England.

Tale of the Tape

At 173 cm, Michael Conlan is the taller of the two by 3 cms; Leigh Wood is 170 cm. Besides being the taller fighter, with a reach of 175 cm, Conlan also has reach advantage of 5 cms over Wood's 170 cm. On top of that, Conlan also has a 2 cm ape index advantage over Wood.

Wood is coming in to this fight with a record of 25-2 (15 KOs). His last fight was 7 months and 12 days ago against Xu Can, which he won via 12th round TKO.

Xu Can's boxing career

Conlan comes in with an undefeated record of 16-0 (8 KOs). His last fight was 7 months and 6 days ago against TJ Doheny, which he won via 12 round unanimous decision.

TJ Doheny's boxing career

Michael Conlan is a switch-hitter, he can fight out of both the orthodox and the southpaw stances. Leigh Wood fights out of the orthodox stance.

On the day of the fight, Wood will be 33 years and 7 months old. Conlan will be 30 years and 3 months old.

Prediction and Odds

[ Early Beta ]

After considering the both the fighters' stats and their performance patterns, the winning odds is calculated to be at 52-48 in favor of Leigh Wood. Note, this is a very close margin, just barely better than a 50-50 case. Here is the prediction for Wood vs Conlan.

A very close matchup, could go either way. Leigh Wood may have a slighly better chance of winning — unless Conlan stops Wood early.

Result

Leigh Wood defeated Michael Conlan via 12th round TKO to retain the WBA (Regular) featherweight title. Conlan's undefeated record of 16 wins comes to an end, and Wood advances his win streak to 3. Wood is now 26-2, and Conlan 16-1.

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  6. Leigh Wood knocks out Xu Can in the 12th round
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