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Britons make weight for WBA featherweight title bout in Sheffield between Leigh Wood and Josh Warrington.

Josh Warrington and Leigh Wood have made weight for their WBA featherweight title battle on Saturday night in Sheffield.

Wood, 35, will defend his title against Warrington, a two-time world champion.

The British competitors weighed slightly under 9 stone.

“I’ve been looking forward to this fight for five years.” “Full circle, I’m defending my world title against Josh in what is arguably the biggest British fight of the year,” Wood explained.

“It’s going to be a special night.”

Terri Harper, the WBA light-middleweight champion, also made weight for her unified battle against Cecilia Braekhus.

Harper of Doncaster was 4lb under the limit at 10st 10lbs, while Braekhus was heavier at 10st 13lbs.

Harper, 26, has the opportunity to add the WBO title to her collection when she takes on Braekhus, a potential hall of famer.

Braekhus, 42, is a former undisputed welterweight champion who has only lost twice in 39 fights.

Wood and Warrington approached the scales in front of a crowded Cutlers’ Hall in Sheffield, looking exhausted.

Challenger Warrington, 32, pumped up his followers as they serenaded him while wearing a Leeds United scarf with the words “and the new” emblazoned on it.

As he entered, Wood (27-3) wore the colors of his favorite football team, Nottingham Forest. Wood cut a lot more tranquil figure on the scales than Warrington did.

A amicable brawl ended with a handshake.

“We live for these moments,” Warrington exclaimed at the weigh-in.

“I’ve arguably won world titles against better fighters.” So it’s a first for Leigh, taking him somewhere he’s never been before.”


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