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Sunday. August 23. 2020

Popular super bantamweight Wake kayos Kawashima in nontitle bout

Hard-hitting Shingo Wake brilliantly returned to the ring from his loss last October as he knocked out Shohei Kawashima in the sixth round in a featherweight eight-rounder at Tokyo’s Korakuen Hall on Aug. 22.


Wake, who firmly sets his sights again on challenging a world title once again in the not too distant future, decked fellow Japanese four times to end the bout 2 minutes and 44 seconds into the round.


With the victory, Wake, a former Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation super bantamweight ruler, improved his log to 27 wins, including 19 KOs, against six defeats and two draws. For his part, Kawashima, the 11th-ranked super bantamweight of the Asia-Pacific division of the World Boxing Organization, now has a 18-5-2 win-loss-draw record with four KOs.


The 33-year-old Wake suffered a surprising knockout loss to Jhunriel Ramonal of the Philippines last October in his comeback trail after being stopped by Jonathan Guzman of Dominican Republic for the vacant International Boxing Federation world super bantamweight championship bout in July 2016,

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