Tomorrow Japanese fans at the Korakuen Hall will get the chance to see #1 ranked IBF Super Bantamweight Shingo Wake (19-4-2, 11) [和氣慎吾] fight in a stay busy bout against Indonesian Bantamweight champion Waldo Sabu (7-2, 2).
Today the two men took part in their weigh in, and whilst both looked in great shape they did look to be a division apart for a bout being fought at a contracted 124lbs, a bout being fought above the normal weight for both men.
On the scales Wake was 123¾lbs, the heaviest he's been since his November 2010 win over Ryoji Okahata. Whilst coming in at a career high he really did look incredible. Sabu on the other hand was 120¾lbs, which we believe is a career high for the Indonesian.
The bout is supposed to be a warm up contest for Wake who is the IBF mandatory challenger at Super Bantamweight, and will be eyeing up a bout with the winner of the upcoming Carl Frampton/Scott Quigg bout which takes place on February 27th. Wake however can not look past Sabu who's team are viewing this one as a potential stepping stone towards an OPBF title bout.
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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