Stefy Bull backs Josh Wale to become British champion

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Stefy Bull has pledged to place a wager that Josh Wale will return home with the British title tomorrow night.

Wale travels to Liverpool to face hometown boy James ‘Jazza’ Dickens for the vacant British super bantamweight title at the Echo Arena.

The Brampton fighter has sparred with Bull-trained Jason Cunningham in the build-up to the bout.

And Bull has been sufficiently impressed after observing Wale’s preparations at close quarters.

“I’ll be sticking a few quid on Josh to win the title on Friday night,” Bull said.

“He’s looking very, very good in the gym and his determination speaks for itself.

“Very few boxers are as passionate about the sport as Josh is. He lives and breathes it.

“I think he has the beating of Jazza Dickens and I’m very confident he’ll do the business.”

This will be Wale’s second tilt at the British super bantamweight crown after last May drawing with then-champion Gavin McDonnell – who is managed by Bull.

He said: “Josh did very well that night against Gavin.

“When they fought a few months before I thought Gavin was by far the winner.

“But Josh improved a massive amount for the second fight and gave Gavin a real scare.

“I think the British title being up for grabs played a big part in that.

“He’s desperate to win that belt, it’s his dream and I think it’ll bring the best out of him again this week.

“Josh is going to be British champion – I’m sure of it.

“And if it doesn’t happen on Friday night, I’m sure it will for him in the future.”