Two-time world featherweight champion Josh Warrington is looking to recapture some gold when he challenges Leigh Wood for the WBA title on October 7th. 

Warrington is viewed as the underdog by most observers.

In his last four fights, the 32-year-old Leeds star has gone 1-2-1.

Warrington will look to bounce back after suffering his second career defeat in December, when he dropped the IBF featherweight title to Luis Alberto Lopez by way of majority decision.

According to the former beltholder, he's ready to prove the doubters wrong.

“I feel great. I feel mentally at my peak. Physically, I know that I now need to have one or two more days off than I used to have, because I understand the importance of rest now. I used to be able to train twenty times a week, but my dad said that I need to slow down. That’s one of the things that you learn from experience," Warrington told Betfred.

“My boxing brain has developed a lot over the years and perhaps I’ve been considered the older fighter out of the two of us because I’ve been in the big fights for such a long time, headlining shows for the past ten years and being on the world stage for knocking on six years. 

“Look at my last fight, I lost by a majority decision but I thought I had done enough. If that went my way I would have been walking away as champion. I will be firing on all cylinders October 7th and when I get the win people are going to be saying, ‘Warrington’s back to his best’. It’s the nature of our boxing fans I guess.”

Warrington is hoping that a victory over Wood will lead to a world title defense in the United States.

“If I get to the end of my career and I’ve not achieved that, then I would be a little disappointed. I genuinely have supporters who have credit cards ready to go and they have for a long time. If I get through this fight, then that’s what I will be pursuing," Warrington said.