Last week we reported that ticket website Pia has leaked the ticket information regarding the IBF Super Bantamweight title fight between between Japanese slickster Shingo Wake (20-4-2, 12) [和氣 慎吾] and Dominican power puncher Jonathan Guzman (21-0-0-1, 21). Pia had released tickets for the bout with a date of July 20th, and had also revealed a WBA Flyweight title fgight between Kazuto Ioka (19-1, 11) [井岡一翔] and once beaten Nicaraguan challenger Keyvin Lara (18-1-1, 6), and although their had been some denials from Wake's team about the date it did seem like the bout was a done deal.
Today that IBF title bout was officially announced, with the announcement confirming the Pia leak, and confirming the world title double header.
The bout between Wake and Guzman will see both men fighting in their first world title bout and it looks like a cracker with both men facing their most notable opponent to date.
Reports from Japan suggest that both the Wake and Ioka bouts will be aired on TBS, though it's currently unclear whether the bouts will be aired live or on tape delay, it is telling however that this bout does appear set to be much better than the Flyweight bout.
Ticket website lets slip date of Wake Vs Guzman, double header with Ioka Vs Lara?
Kazuto Ioka Vs Keyvin Lara is confirmed for July 20th!
(Image courtesy of boxingnews.jp)
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