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Wood looking forward

 

Updated 8th December 2012

 

Leigh Wood wants to “sharpen up” for his next fight after winning a 38-39 points decision over Dai Davies in front of his home crowd on Saturday.

 

Appearing on the True Brit undercard at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena, Wood, 24, did enough to maintain his perfect record and is already looking to his next contest.

 

“I’ve got a few fights scheduled, hopefully I’m on the James DeGale bill on 8 December, no opponent yet, but it’s not far away,” Wood said.

 

“I’m going to try to get a couple of days rest, get over the last of a chest infection, soak over the next couple of days, keep my diet perfect and recover.

 

“Hopefully get straight back on it, sharpen up and prepare in the little time I have got.”

 

Super-bantamweight, Wood, who took his professional record to 5-0 (1), was looking to gain valuable experience as he boxed in front of his biggest crowd to date in a four round contest.

 

His opponent Dai Davies also posed the sternest test of his promising career so far.

 

In the opening round, nerves were evident as both fighters stood-back and judged their opponent while looking to counter.

 

Wood, clearly the aggressor, walked in and tried to land combinations, connecting with a couple of flurries to the head and body before stepping back.

 

Palming away jabs and stepping forward, Wood managed to connect with several jabs in the second and third but Davies was also connecting.

 

In the fourth a combination of lefts and rights from Wood momentarily lifted the crowd before Davies grappled him.

 

Referee Shaun Messer scored the contest 38-39 in favour of the Nottingham born Wood, to the delight of the home crowd.

 

“That atmosphere out there is unbelievable, biggest crowd I’ve ever boxed in front of and the best kid I’ve ever boxed, all on one night, it was great,” Wood said.

 

“It wasn’t a bad performance; I won the rounds and got a good scalp.

 

“The kids’ no mug, he’s had some good wins, got some draws against some good kids recently, so I’m happy with the performance and the result.

 

“The last three weeks before the fight I’ve not been able to do anything like what I’d normally do running wise, because I had a bad chest infection, so I’ve just been doing the padwork and sparring.

 

"I think it just caught up with me a little tonight, but I got the job done."

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