The bidding for the battle between Englishman Leigh Wooden and Irishman Michael Conlan for the World Boxing Affiliation (WBA) featherweight title, scheduled for Monday, October 11, has been postponed for 7 days on the request of the marketing corporations concerned within the negotiation.
Eddie Hearn, consultant of Matchroom Boxing and Carl Moretti, who represents High Rank, despatched an electronic mail requesting the extension to President Gilberto Jesus Mendoza and the WBA Championships Committee.
Each events expressed that they’re very shut to achieve an settlement for the 126 lbs. bout and that this week will probably be finalized.
Wooden will make the primary protection of his title in opposition to Conlan as a compulsory battle. One other battle that obeys the WBA world title discount plan and that has generated plenty of expectations among the many followers.
The British fighter has 25 wins, 2 losses and 15 knockouts, whereas Conlan is undefeated in 16 fights, with 8 knockouts.