Over the start of this week we've seen 2 posts on the official blog of OPBF Super Bantamweight champion Shingo Wake (17-4-2, 10). Both of those entries suggested that he was not suffering from any form of an injury and that a world title bout with Scott Quigg (29-0-2, 22) was apparently little more than talk.
The first of those entries came on Monday morning with Wake talking about articles that came from Manchester Evening News and Boxingscene. We won't reproduce the full blog entry but Wake effectively stated that what those articles said wasn't true and that the situation was blurred. It seems however that Wake will focus on a world title fight next year. For what it's worth he also wished Hidenori Otake (22-1-3, 9) well in his world title fight with Quigg.
The second came later on Monday with Wake talking about beginning a training camp in Okinawa. For a man who's injured his leg, according to boxingscene, he looked fully fine doing his sprints in Okinawa on a muddy track. It seems despite not having a world title fight really become open to him he is still focusing on his future and we suspect he has a world title holder in mind for a shot next year, whether that is Quigg, Carl Frampton, Leo Santa Cruz or Guillermo Rigondeaux is the real question.
Sadly these two blog entries do leave some questions over what really happened. Was Wake made offer from Eddie Hearn? Was he made a genuine off from Hearn as opposed to just a token offer? Was he ever injured, something the blogs hint he's not? Was an offer made and turned down to a lack of training time? Was the Okinawa camp set in stone in a way that wouldn't have allowed to fight on November 22nd?
It's hard to know for sure, though we suspect Wake wasn't given a "genuine offer" if he was given an offer at all and his blogs do hint at something not quite being right about it all.
(Image courtesy of Shingo Wake's blog)
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