According to multiple sources from the UK we've been informed that OPBF Super Bantamweight champion Shingo Wake (17-4-2, 10) is in talks with British promoter Eddie Hearn about a possible fight with WBA Super Bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (29-0-2, 22).
Wake is one of two fighters who has been linked to a fight with Quigg on November 22nd at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, with the other man being linked to the bout being Joseph Agbeko (29-5, 22), a man who has won 1 of his last 4 bouts and 2 of his last 5 dating back 5 years!
Although Agbeko is the better known man in the UK he's also a fighter who is remembered by some as stinking out the joint in his last fight, a very passive effort against Guillermo Rigondeaux in the US. Agbeko is also known as a career Bantamweight, something Quigg has been criticised for feasting on in recent years.
Wake is a man we suggested to Eddie Hearn earlier in the year over twitter and we want to thank him for taking tweet about Wake on board.
For those who haven't seen the Japanese fighter, presumably including a certain American website who wrote something that showed little more than ignorance yesterday, Wake is a tricky, sharp punching southpaw who uses movement and sharp punching to keep his opponents at bay whilst chipping away at them. We understand Wake's record isn't amazing on paper with 4 losses from 23 fights but he is now on a 7 fight winning streak including 5 successive wins by stoppage. Those wins have seen Wake win the OPBF title from Yukinori Oguni and defend it 4 times against solid OPBF ranked opponents, such as Jaesung Lee last time out.
Whether or not Wake gets the shot ahead of Agbeko has to be formerly announced though we're suspect it will be announced shortly. We've got out fingers crossed for the Japanese fighter to be given his shot at the big time.
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