Earlier today it was announced that IBF Super Bantamweight mandatory challenger Shingo Wake (19-4-2, 11) would be returning to the ring on February 17th to take in a stay busy bout against Indonesian fighter Waldo Sabu (7-2, 2).
Wake, who is the mandatory challenger to the winner of the upcoming unification bout between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg, is merely staying active with this bout after having last fought in June, when he beat Mike Tawatchai in an IBF final eliminator.
Wake's team had hoped to secure a bout with Frampton earlier this year, but politics did stand in the way of that and as a result the fighter has sat on the sideline waiting. That wait now appears to extend until Summer 2016, however it's hard to see the IBF not enforcing their rules following the recent Heavyweight debacle with Tyson Fury and Vyacheslav Glazkov.
(Image courtesy of Shingo Wake's blog)
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