Leigh Wood

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Name: Leigh Wood
Alias: 'Leigh-thal'
Hometown: Gedling, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 170cm
Reach: 170cm
Pro Boxer: Record
Amateur Boxer: Record

Amateur Career

  • In 2011, Wood reached the quarter-finals of the 2011 ABA's at 57kg, losing to Andrew Colquhoun (21:15) in Liverpool. Wood also represented England as an amateur in 2009 and 2010, winning fights against John Franklin of the USA (13:4) and Mohammed Ali (3:0) respectively - both fights were at 54kg.

Regional & Minor Titles

Professional Record

Championship Record

  • 2 opponents (2 by KO) beaten for the world Featherweight Title.
  • 2-0-0 (2 KO) in world championship bouts.
  • 1-0-0 (1 KO) against former or current world champions.

Variant Record


Preceded by:
Xu Can
WBA Featherweight Champion
2019 July 31 – present
Succeeded by: