BOXING: Xu Can vs Leigh Wood Boxing Free Live Stream
The main event to the opening of Match room Boxing’s Fight Camp 2 was supposed to pit Conor Benn against Adrian Granados. However, Benn testing positive for COVID-19 paved the way for Xu Can and Leigh Wood to elevate from the co-main event to the headliner.
The Chinese world champion last defeated Manny Robles III via unanimous decision in November 2019.
On the other hand, Wood was able to rebound from a majority decision loss to Jazza Dickens in February 2020 by delivering a ninth-round TKO of Reece Mould in February.
Will Can dominate his way toward another title defense, or will Wood become a world champion and open up a plethora of new avenues of opportunity that awaits?
DAZN has been tracking all the big news ahead of Can-Wood at Fight Camp 2, and our coverage can be found here.
Chinese world champion Xu Can will defend his WBA world featherweight title against British challenger Leigh Wood at the opening week of Matchroom Boxing’s Fight Camp series tonight.
Victory for the Chinese star could see him finally put himself into position to face Josh Warrington providing he comes through his rematch with Mauricio Lara in September in Leeds.
On the other side of the ring, a huge opportunity beckons for Wood as he receives his first world title shot before rival Jazza Dickens who fights on the second week of Fight Camp, despite being defeated by Dickens back in 2020.
Wood could pull of a shock and take the biggest victory of his career, which could set up fights against the likes of Gary Russell and Emanuel Navarrete down the line.
You can follow all the action right here with the main event set to start at around 10.30pm..
The Fight Camp 2: Can vs. Wood card can be live streamed exclusively on DAZN.
Here Is The Can Vs. Wood Fight –
The Can vs. Wood card as well as the next two Fight Camp cards Aug. 7 and Aug. 14 will all take place at the Match room HQ in Brent wood, Essex in England. This will mark the first time that Can fights in England. Wood has fought all of his fights in England but has never boxed at this particular venue.
Can Vs. Wood Odds
Bet MGM has the champion Can as a -350 favorite, which means a $350 bet would land you $100 if he pulls off a successful title defense. Wood is the underdog at +250, which signals that a $100 bet would net you $250 if the British fighter produces an upset.
Now Predictions Time :
Xu Can’s nickname, ‘The Monster’, sounds inappropriate considering the lack of power. His name doesn’t exactly strike fear into opponents in the way Naoya Inoue does. Despite this, he is a good technical boxer with decent skills.
Leigh Wood will give it his all and have his moments but I just feel the movement and composure of Can will prove decisive in taking a clear but competitive decision.
Baring in mind that the fight is in the UK, the big story could be told on the scorecards. A Wood victory would only be excellent if deserved. However, it would be tainted and further tarnish the integrity of the sport if it comes due to the incompetent scoring that frequently plagues the sport.