Shingo Wake Will Challenge Title Holder Jonathan Guzman

Author: Charles Hartwell


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Due to Carl Frampton moving up in weight in order to fight Leo Santa Cruz at featherweight, Frampton was obligated to vacate the IBF junior featherweight title, which is now up for grabs. Now that the title is available, the International Boxing Federation is ordering that Shingo Wake of Japan must go toe to toe with Jonathan Guzman. These two boxers are ranked at number 1 and number 2 by the governing body.

Shingo Wake is a southpaw fighter with 20 professional wins, 4 losses and 2 draws; 12 of his wins were accomplished by way of knock out. He is currently the OPBF super bantamweight champion and trains out of Tokyo under trainer Satoshi Koguchi. Although he is not quite as popular, nor as established as Guzman, the mandatory challenger does not appear to being showing signs of fear or weakness.

Before my hair gets disheveled, I wish to finish Guzman”

-Shingo Wake

Wake was unanimously voted on to face Jonathan Guzman for the title after defeating Mike Tawatchai in a title eliminator the recently passed.

Jonathan Guzman has an undefeated record with 21 wins, and none of his opponents in his professional career have lasted the distance in the ring with him. His most recent fight took place during the end of April, in which the 26 year old Dominican knocked out Daniel Rosas in the eighth round.

The two fighters will meet in the ring for the vacant title on July 20 in Osaka, Japan. 


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