Josh Wale is on the comeback trail and hoping to win a belt that has previously eluded him – the Commonwealth Title. The former British Bantamweight king will be one of the bill toppers at Sheffield’s Ponds Forge Arena on July 5, facing Ghana’s Ekow Wilson in an eliminator for the Commonwealth Featherweight crown.
Josh has twice contested the Commonwealth Title previously – against Stuart Hall in 2012, and Gamal Yafai in 2016 – coming up short on both occasions. The Barnsley man, who has teamed up with promoter Dennis Hobson, is confident that if he can eventually claim the title this time around, it could lead to an eventual world title shot.
Wale, 31, has already had a long career. The experienced, 40-fight veteran knows he cannot take his African opponent lightly on July 5. Hard-hitting Wilson, who has 16 KOs from 18 wins, with only three losses on his ledger, will fight for the first time away from home and be determined to make the most of his opportunity.