CONOR BENN was supposed to be back in the ring this weekend against Adrian Granados, but he is now OFF the card.
Benn tested positive or Covid-19 on Thursday, thus postponing his Fight Camp clash live on DAZN this weekend.
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And instead, the co-main event between Chinese sensation Xu Can and Nottingham’s Leigh Wood for the WBA ‘Regular’ featherweight title will fill in.
When is Xu Can vs Leigh Wood?
- Xu Can’s big clash with the tough and hard-hitting Leigh Wood will take place on Saturday, July 31.
- The fight will take place in Brentwood, Essex at Matchroom HQ in the back garden.
- There will be around 300 fans in attendance at the bout, with those supporters having shelled out £750 each for a ticket.
What channel is it and can it be live streamed?
- For the first time ever, a boxing event held in the UK will be shown on DAZN, which launched in Great Britain back in January.
- Promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom left Sky Sports joined up with DAZN UK on a five-year multi-million pound deal.
- The action will begin on DAZN from 7pm UK time, with the main event expected at around 10.30pm UK time.
- You can live stream the event from the DAZN app, which is available for download onto your mobile device, tablet or Smart TV.
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What has been said?
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: “He’s quite a cheeky character. You have one volume puncher, Can Xu.
“We have Leigh Wood, we don’t really know how good this guy is. He came up short against [James] Dickens.
“But he can punch. He’s taken short money, he’s taken late notice fights and on Saturday night a Brit gets a chance to become world champion [the WBA world featherweight championship].
“This guy financially could completely change his life on Saturday.”