Leigh Wood: Notts boxer eyes Commonwealth title bout

Leigh Wood
Leigh Wood has 11 wins from 12 fights since turning professional in October 2011

Nottingham boxer Leigh Wood says he is eyeing a British or Commonwealth title shot later this year.

The 26-year-old will fight Isaac Owusu in Derby this weekend in his first fight since moving up in weight from super-bantam to featherweight.

Wood told BBC Radio Nottingham: "My next fight could be an English title but I'd say slightly above, either British or Commonwealth I think.

"I am always improving and fingers crossed something happens."

He has already fought for a British title but was beaten by Gavin McDonnell in February of last year.

Wood continued: "Hopefully I could get some sort of eliminator, maybe for a title, who knows?

"I am always fit, I am always in the gym and maybe something will happen in September or October."

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