Mauricio Lara has been stripped of the WBA featherweight championship after failing to make the 126-pound limit on Friday. He weighed in at 129.6 pounds. However, the Mexican will still step into the ring in Macnester, England on Saturday to face Leigh Wood. If Wood emerges with a victory, he will become the new WBA champion. Otherwise (a Wood loss, a draw or a no contest), the title will be vacant. As the WBA rules dictate, “if the champion does not make the limit weight of the division after the two (2) additional hours granted, he/she will lose the title. If the challenger makes the weight and wins the bout, he shall be declared champion. If the champion who did not make the weight is the winner of the bout, the title will be declared vacant.” In this case, Lara weighed in at 129.8 lbs on the scales, considerably above the 126 weight regulations. Wood weighed in at 125.9 lbs and will be the only one with the option to fight for the championship. Lara and Wood fought in February of this year and the bout ended with a knockout by Lara.