Earlier this week it seemed that OPBF Super Bantamweight champion Shingo Wake (17-4-2, 10) was apparently on the verge of a forced retirement. Since then however things have changed, massively. And it now appears that Wake has sorted out at least some of his issues with the management of the Koguchi gym.
Yesterday the talented fighter posted up pictures of himself in the gym stating that he had been training with two notable fighters. One of those was Kenya Yamashita (6-0, 4) a fellow member of the Koguchi gym, and a man taking part in the All-Japan Rookie of the Year final later this month. The other was current Japanese Flyweight champion Suguru Muranaka (21-2-1, 7), who made the second defense of his title back in October knocking out Yusuke Sakashita.
Today Wake again took to his blog where he again stated that his aim is to win a world title next year. Although no details have emerged which champion he would be fighting it does seem clear that his desire to be a world champion hasn't been effected by the recent situations regarding his relationship with Koguchi gym. Hopefully all issues at the gym have now been sorted and we'll see Wake back on track because his talent is too good to waste to politics.
(Image courtesy of Shingo Wake's blog)
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