Wood-Conlan Final Press Conference

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WBA featherweight champion Leigh Wood and challenger Michael Conlan faced off at the final press conference ahead of Saturday’s world title action at the Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham, England, shown live worldwide on DAZN, (excluding New Zealand and Australia).

Leigh Wood: “There’s no excuses after the fight – the best man will win…This is fairy-tale sh*t, honestly, of all the arenas for Carl [Froch] I was at in the seats screaming, I’m now headlining in the same arena. This isn’t the peak or where I stop, I’m going to go further than this. The city ground fight that you’ve tangled in front of me for so long, you [Eddie Hearn] said after this fight it’s happening, so I’ll hold you to that but eyes on Saturday night first. I’m coming to get the job done and look good doing it.”

Michael Conlan: “I know what kind of performance is coming on Saturday night, this is the most relaxed and calm I’ve ever been in a fight week. I don’t feel any pressure, I’m here in the opponent’s back garden and I’ve got to rip the belt off him. Everyone’s here to see him, I’ve got fans coming in the thousands already so it’s nothing new…I’m just here to do a job, I hope Leigh has had a fantastic training camp, I hope he’s the best Leigh Wood there’s ever been because I believe I will be. It’ll make it all the sweeter when I beat him.”

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  • I’ve been waiting on Conlan to make some noise since he was an amature. I’m picking him to get the belt.

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