Yusaku Kuga entered this fight with a professional record of 16-2-1 (11 knockouts) and he is ranked as the No.8 super bantamweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Luis Nery). He lost to Yasutaka Ishimoto in 2015 but then he has won five consecutive bouts beating Ryo Kosaka in 2018.
His opponent, Shingo Wake, has a boxing record of 24-5-2 (16 knockouts) and he entered as the No.15 in the same weight class. He was defeated by Jonathan Guzman in 2016 (Shingo Wake vs Jonathan Guzman) but then he has won four fights beating Roman Canto in his last one. Kuga vs Wake is valid for the Japanese super bantamweight title. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Division: super bantamweight (122 lbs, 55.3 kg)
Title: Japanese super bantamweight title
Kuga vs Wake full fight video:
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