Reece Mould confident of shaking off the rust at Wembley

REECE MOULD insists he will have no issues with fatigue if his British featherweight title fight with Leigh Wood goes the distance.

Wembley fighters: Reece Mould, right, with Josh Warrington. Picture: Courtesy of Matchroom Boxing/Mark Robinson

The Doncaster-born fighter is the training partner of former IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington and faces Nottingham’s Wood at Wembley Arena. Mould has not fought for 15 months while Wood enters the contest having spent the last 12 months on the sidelines.

Wood has fought 25 times as a professional, winning 23 – 13 by knockout – while suffering defeat in the other two. Mould, who enters his 14th professional bout, has never lost and he is more than prepared to claim the vacant British belt at the expense of Wood.

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“If I can go 12 rounds with Josh Warrington, at his pace, then I can go 36 minutes with Leigh Wood at his pace,” insisted Mould.

“I don’t know what it feels like to lose and I am not going to feel what it is like. He does know what it feels like and he has got that in the back of his mind.

“I have got no pressure on my shoulders, it is all on top of his shoulders and we will see how he carries that on Saturday.”

Mould has been mandated to fight for the British title for over a year and was originally set to face Jordan Gill for the Lonsdale Belt. However, he is pleased to face someone like Wood, who is a former WBO European and Commonwealth champion.

“I am glad I got someone like Leigh,” said Mould.

“When Jordan Gill pulled out and I got Leigh, I got more of a buzz out of that because I believe Leigh Wood is a bigger name than Jordan Gill. I will get more recognition when I do beat Leigh Wood on Saturday night.”

Mould is not concerned about fighting behind closed doors as he aims to maintain his unbeaten record.

He added: “I am not bothered about what is happening on the outside. A lot of people do get off on it but not for me. I am just bothered about getting on with the fight.”

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