Nottingham Forest have a raft of famous face who are fans of the club, with Leigh Wood was of the most recognisable. Last night, he roared to victory against Mauricio Lara and then demanded a City Ground date.
Wood regained his WBA featherweight world title last night. He claimed a unanimous decision from the judges after jabbing Lara’s head off during the 12 rounds of action at the Manchester Arena.
The boxer lost his crown earlier this year when Lara stopped him with a crunching blow at the Nottingham Arena. Wood didn’t have to wait long to get his title back, however, and can now look forward to his next clash.
The 34-year-old is hoping to fight at the home of his beloved City Ground at some point. He even suggested that it could take place soon and against Leeds United supporter Josh Warrington.
Born in Gedling, Wood is now a two-time World Champion. After the fight last night, he demanded a date at the City Ground with the boxer feeling that he now only has a couple of fights remaining.
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He told DAZN: “I’ve had a fairytale career. It’s amazing. There’s only one thing that can top it and that’s fighting at home at the City Ground. It will be the next one or the one after.
“I probably have two fights left. The City Ground is one, unification as the other. I want my happy ending.”
Famous Forest fan Wood wants City Ground date
It would be an extremely memorable night should Wood finally get his City Ground fight. The stadium would be packed to the rafters and hopefully, his promoter, Eddie Hearn, can make things happen.
Wood is coming towards the end of his career. Warrington would perhaps be a bit of a dangerous fight for Wood but it’s one that does make a lot of sense at the City Ground.
Elsewhere in the featherweight division last night, Luis Alberton Lopez defeated Michael Conlan in emphatic style. As a result, a unification fight between him and Wood also seems like a legitimate clash.
Forest fans travelled to Manchester to witness Wood in action last night. They’d welcome the chance to support their man at the City Ground in the near future and hopefully, something can be sorted out.