Last October fight fans at Korakuen Hall were given a massive show as former world title challenger Shingo Wake (26-6-2, 18) [和氣 慎吾] was blasted out in 3 rounds by Filipino journeyman Jhunriel Ramonal. The loss came in what was supposed to be a tune up for Wake ahead of a world title bout, and essentially killed his hopes of getting a second shot at a world title in 2020.
Today we were informed that details have been revealed for Wake's return to the ring following that loss.
Our sources have informed us that Wake will return on March 14th at Korakuen Hall in a bout at a contracted 56KG, around 123.5lbs. His opponent will be Japanese ranked Featherweight Toshiya Yokogawa (11-12-2, 10) [横川聡也].
Whilst the talented Wake is pretty well known, given he's a former Japanese and OPBF champion and former world title challenger, we suspect that few will know much about Yokogawa. He's a 34 year old who shouldn't be much of an issue for Wake, though he has gone 4-1-1 (4) in his last 6.
Given that Wake was taken out in brutal fashion it seems likely that Yokogawa has been selected to test Wake's chin, ahead of a bigger bout later in the year.
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