WBA Orders Purse Bid For Leigh Wood Vs Michael Conlan On November 1
World Boxing Association (WBA) has ordered for a purse bid for the featherweight title fight between Leigh Wood and Michael Conlan after teams of both boxers failed to reach an agreement before the deadline – October 11.
The purse bid will be held via a virtual meeting on Monday, November 1.
When both sides couldn’t agree on the terms before October 11, they asked for an extension in the deadline, but it never happened.
The minimum bid will be $120,000, while the disbursement will be 55% for WBA champ Wood and 45% for the challenger, Conlan.
The winner of the fight will then share the ring with Mexico’s Leo Santa Cruz, the Super Champion of the division.
Wood (25-2, 15 KOs), 33, rose to fame in early 2021 when he beat China’s Xu Can to win the featherweight title. The Brit was an underdog entering into the contest, but he managed to stop the former champ in Brentwood.
This is the first time he will be defending his title against Conlan. The Irishman (16-0, 8 KOs) has a knack for giving a tough time to juggernauts of the industry, hence, this will not be a walk in the park for Wood.