LEIGH WOOD is Britain’s latest world champion after chopping down Chinese language champion Xu Can in Eddie Hearn’s Essex backyard.
The Nottingham banger, 32,took the WBA feather title shot on simply six weeks discover, when the long-reigning champ determined he wished a UK struggle.
Leigh Wooden is Britain’s latest world champion after beating Chinese language star Xu CanCredit score: ©Ian Walton Matchroom Boxing
And the gamble paid off with Wooden and mastermind coach Ben Davison completely outboxing the 27-year-old earlier than dropping him with a proper hook within the twelfth spherical and battering him earlier than the ref dived in.
Can was unbeaten since 2014 however the British 9st champion dominated him with rasping uppercuts and crunching hooks.
In a cagey opener, Leigh unleashed his deadly proper hand just a few occasions however by no means harm the champion.
Can peppered the Brit with an array of pictures however by no means appeared to inflict any ache on the longshot underdog.
Wooden scored with a superb uppercut within the second and fizzed pictures into Can’s ribs however couldn’t put a dent within the customer.
Can had some success within the third when his strain type broke via Wooden’s guard briefly.
Within the fourth Wooden landed a crunching uppercut and hook mixture that had his crowd roaring.
And that some punch rocked Can’s head again when Wooden looped it up via his guard once more within the fifth.
Leigh Wooden completely outboxed Xu Can to be topped world championCredit score: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing
Wooden proved his chin within the seventh when Can landed too many occasions for consolation.
Via rounds eight to 10, Wooden saved touchdown crisp uppercuts and proper palms from a protected distance, with Can unable to struggle his approach into the competition.
Within the remaining moments an ideal proper hook felled Can and though he beat the depend, Wooden piled on the strain till the referee stopped the onslaught.
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