Leigh Wood (Leigh-Thal) is a British professional boxer. He was born in Gedling, Nottinghamshire, England on August 1, 1988. Wood made his professional boxing debut at the age of 23 against Chuck Jones on October 28, 2011. He is a featherweight world champion. Wood is 34 years old, he will turn 35 in 7 months and 27 days.
10 years and 4 months into his professional boxing career, Leigh Wood has fought 28 times with 26 wins and 2 losses. As of December 2022, Wood's boxing record stands at 26-2 (16 KOs). In total, he has fought 144 rounds of professional boxing in 28 bouts.
|Total Title Wins||1|
|Title-Fight KO Wins||2|
|Losses via KO||1|
|28||Mar 12, 2022||33||Michael Conlan||Win||TKO12|
|27||Jul 31, 2021||32||Xu Can||Win||TKO12|
|26||Feb 13, 2021||32||Reece Mould||Win||TKO9|
|25||Feb 21, 2020||31||Jazza Dickens||Loss||MD|
|24||Oct 4, 2019||31||David Oliver Joyce||Win||TKO9|
|23||May 10, 2019||30||Ryan Doyle||Win||KO10|
|22||Mar 2, 2019||30||Abraham Osei Bonsu||Win||KO2|
|21||Mar 3, 2018||29||Rafael Castillo||Win||TKO3|
|20||Nov 25, 2017||29||Reynaldo Mora||Win||PTS|
|19||Jun 24, 2017||28||Simas Volosinas||Win||PTS|
|18||Mar 26, 2016||27||Lee Glover||Win||TKO2|
|17||Oct 24, 2015||27||Josh Wale||Win||PTS|
|16||Jul 25, 2015||26||Isaac Owusu||Win||KO4|
|15||Mar 28, 2015||26||Laszio Fekete||Win||TKO1|
|14||Mar 7, 2015||26||Janis Puksins||Win||TKO2|
|13||May 16, 2014||25||Martin Mubiru||Win||TKO3|
|12||Feb 22, 2014||25||Gavin McDonnell||Loss||TKO6|
|11||Dec 13, 2013||25||Simas Volosinas||Win||PTS|
|10||Nov 1, 2013||25||Genilson de Jesus Santos||Win||RTD3|
|9||Jun 22, 2013||24||Ian Bailey||Win||TKO2|
|8||Apr 13, 2013||24||Sid Razak||Win||PTS|
|7||Feb 2, 2013||24||Kristian Laight||Win||PTS|
|6||Dec 8, 2012||24||Tibor Meszaros||Win||TKO1|
|5||Nov 17, 2012||24||Dai Davies||Win||PTS|
|4||Sep 28, 2012||24||Chuck Jones||Win||RTD1|
|3||Feb 18, 2012||23||Pavels Senkovs||Win||PTS|
|2||Nov 12, 2011||23||Ryan McNicol||Win||PTS|
|1||Oct 28, 2011||23||Chuck Jones||Win||PTS|
Leigh Wood started boxing professionally at 23 years of age; he debuted against Chuck Jones on October 28, 2011, and defeated Jones via 6 round PTS.
He had his first world title fight at the age of 32 on July 31, 2021 after 26 professional fights against Xu Can for the featherweight WBA (Regular) title. Wood defeated Can via 12th round TKO to become the new featherweight champion of the world.
Wood's notable victories include wins over Xu Can, Michael Conlan, David Oliver Joyce, Lee Glover, Ryan Doyle, Martin Mubiru, and Reece Mould. For a complete list of Wood's best performances refer to Leigh Wood's best fights.
His most recent fight was a featherweight title defense bout against Irish boxer Michael Conlan on March 12, 2022. Wood won the fight via 12th round TKO and defended his WBA (Regular) title. It's been 8 months and 23 days since this fight.
Leigh Wood fought for a world title in one fight and won. He has won one belt at featherweight (WBA).
|Jul 31, 2021||Xu Can||FT||WBA (Regular)|
Wood has knocked out 16 of his 28 opponents so far. His KO ratio currently stands at 57.1%. Of his total 26 wins, 16 of them have been via KO (61.5%).
Leigh Wood has had a total of two losses in 28 fights — both of them in non-title bouts. He suffered his first loss against Gavin McDonnell via 6th round TKO in his 12th fight — his 11 fight win streak came to an end with this loss. He has been stopped once and lost once via decision.