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Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood 2: Live updates, round-by-round scoring, Wood wins by unanimous decision [VIDEO]

We break down pre-fight odds, provide round-by-round analysis, and get you the eventual result for Mauricio Lara’s rematch against Leigh Wood.

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Live results: Wood wins by UD-12 (118-109x2, 116-111)

5:50 p.m. update Mauricio Lara makes his way to the ring to a shower of boos. Lara missed weight and had to vacay the WBA featherweight title a day prior to this fight.

This weekend a featherweight rivalry is renewed as Mauricio Lara (26-2-1, 19 KOs) and Leigh Wood (26-3, 16 KOs) are scheduled for 12 rounds this Saturday, May 27th. The fight is set to take place at the AO Arena in Manchester and was supposed to be for the WBA featherweight title, however Lara missed weight.

Lara-Wood 2 will be streamed on DAZN. The main card is scheduled to be starting at 2 p.m. ET. Lara and Wood will make their way to the ring sometime after 5:30 p.m. depending on the length of the undercard fights.

Lara is a highly skilled knockout artist who has been on a tear of late. He defeated Wood by way of seventh-round TKO back in February. With that victory he extended a KO streak to four. Josh Warrington, Emilio Sanchez, and Jose Sanmartin are among the names who have been dropped to the canvas by Lara. The 25-year-old is looking to upend Wood for a second time in 2023 and implement his fight style of tight, effective punches. There is no doubt a sweep of Wood would put the featherweight division on notice.

Wood is looking for redemption and to reclaim the WBA featherweight title. The hometown UK native put together a valiant effort but fell short in the previous bout against Lara. The 34-year-old can also string together a decent knockout as in 2021 when he defeated Xu Can by way of twelfth-round TKO. In that upset win over Can, Wood captured the featherweight crown and was on pace to face-off with long time rival Josh Warrington. Lara had other plans and now all eyes will be on how Wood responds in the sequel.

Lara comes into the bout as a -310 favorite while Wood is a +230 underdog, per Draftkings Sportsbook. The favored fight outcome is a Lara win by knockout at -215. A Wood win by knockout is +650, while Lara by decision carries odds of +800, and a Wood win by decision is +450. A draw sits at +1600.

Join us below on fight night for live, round-by-round updates and more!

Mauricio Lara vs. Leigh Wood 2 round-by-round results

Round 1: Lara 10-9

After a slow start, Lara fires off a straight left that connects. Both fighter scoming out conservative. Wood staying true and respecting the KO potential of Lara. Neither on the offense this early, Wood comfortable to start out slow, Lara gets this round he landed more.

Round 2: Wood 10-8 (Wood 19-18)

After a few faints and weaves Lara connects on another straight left. Now Lara falls to the canvas but it was ruled accidental contact. Wood opens up and now he lands a good straight shot. Right uppercut from Wood and down goes Lara! Nice bounce back round from Wood.

Round 3: Lara 10-9 (Lara 29-27)

Combination for Wood and his overhand right has been excellent so far. Pace matching round 1 very slow and calculated.

Round 4: Wood 10-9 (Lara 38-37)

Slow on both ends, crowd getting a bit restless. Each fighter trying to connect, but not many hits connect. Wood gets this round based on aggression and trying to keep the fight style in his world.

Round 5: Wood 10-9 (47-47)

Much of the same not many fireworks since the early knockdown. Lara not trying to land too much, wondering if the title being vacated being played out in real-time. Wood clearly in control of the pace and the spirit of the fight.

Round 6: Wood 10-9 (Wood 57-56)

Lara seems uninterested as his punches not as sharp and Wood doing a good job of remaining disciplined. Not too many powerful blows being dished out yet instead match feels like a simple jog. Crowd once again growing a bit restless.

Round 7: Wood 10-9 (Wood 67-65)

Upper cut and left hook connects on the chin of Lara. He doesn’t look like the same fighter who knocked out Wood a couple months ago. Wood doing his job and staying ahead on the scorecards. Wood by a landslide.

Round 8: Wood 10-9 (Wood 77-74)

Lara not as busy as Wood, doing bare minimum. Wood’s working behind his jab with swiftness. Wood counter right, short punches from Lara. Good body work by Lara halfway through. This really has become a snoozefest, wondering if Lara is not doing much on purpose.

Round 9: Wood 10-9 (Wood 87-83)

Lara looks deflated and has lost his balance several times throughout this bout. Wood in clear position to win doing everything faster and better.

Round 10: Wood 10-9 (Wood 97-92)

Not to discredit Wood’s performance, but Lara clearly was not ready for this fight. Has to be some sort of explanation, but Lara is not 100% here. Mentally missing the weight had to take a toll on his performance. Wood doing all the right things to win and remaining in control.

Round 11: Wood 10-9 (Wood 107-101)

Wood in full control as Lara might need some of the secret stuff from Space Jam. Can’t recall a worse performance from a defending champion ever. Wood doing what he has to do as he’s up big on the cards. Lara trying but missing on wild swings.

Round 12: Wood 10-9 (Wood 117-110)

Early left hook from Lara lands but he then drifts away like most of the fight. Wood answers back with right jab and continues to put on a clinic. Wood coasting as early knockdown has him up well on the scorecards. Lara lunging forward and trying to land a power shot but missing.

Final result: MT scores it Wood 117-110

Official result: Wood wins by UD-12 (118-109x2, 116-111)