Josh Wale looks to be a man in a real hurry.

Not only has the Brampton bantamweight seen off two challengers to his beloved British title but he is also on course to win the belt outright quicker than anybody else has in the modern era.

The 29-year-old continues to rewrite Barnsley boxing history and will have a national record too if he defends his belt against Scot Ukashir Farooq.

Since the British Boxing Board of Control's rule change meant you needed three defences rather than two to win the belt for keeps, fewer boxers have managed to achieve the historic feat.

A former foe of Wale's, Stuart Hall, holds the current record of winning the belt in 309 days but Wale would beat that as his final defence is set to take place at the Doncaster Dome on April 13.

A deal with mandatory challenger Farooq, from Glasgow, was agreed this week and should Wale win the fight, he will beat Hall's record by 22 days.

Wale said: "It feels like somebody upstairs has finally decided that I should get my rewards now.

"I am pinching myself. The British belt means a hell of a lot to me.

"I had half an hour with my kids before I went to the show and Mikey, who is four, is old enough to understand boxing.

"He said I best bring the belt home with me. You don't ever want to disappoint your kids. It was my dream to win the British title just once but to win it outright and in the quickest time would be unbelievable."

Lincoln's Bobby Jenkinson was swept aside at Ponds Forge in Sheffield last Friday night with Wale putting in his best performance as champion.

Jenkinson, 25, clearly had a gameplan and made the earlier rounds close with his awkwardness, but he could not live with Wale once the pace stepped up in the second half of the fight.

Thudding body shots and a superior skillset started to erode Jenkinson's belief and it was all but over in the eighth with the visitor in severe trouble on the ropes.

Wale's concentration momentarily lapsed when a chair was thrown towards the ring but that was understandable.If that act of stupidity had been meant to derail him, it didn't and only delayed the inevitable.

A wicked combination of a body shot and a right hook floored Jenkison in the ninth and, although he got up, referee Michael Alexander waded in with 1-36 gone and Wale throwing hell for leather.

"The fight went exactly how my dad and Stefy (Bull, Wale's co trainer and manager) said it would throughout the training camp," added Wale.

"I found myself coasting and I felt like I could get an easy points decision but champions turn the screw and that is what I did."

Stefy Bull has helped steer Wale to unprecedented achievements alongside Josh's dad and lifelong trainer Mick.

He became only Barnsley's fourth ever born and bred British champion in a century and is the only one to have ever defended it as well as the champion with the longest ever reign.

Wale has also had five British title fights and has only lost one and that was in controversial circumstances.

And Bull knows more can still be achieved by the fighter who has had to deal with nine career losses, injuries and the personal trauma of his dad's illness with spinal tumours.

"I did not imagine that all this was possible in my wildest dreams," said Bull.

"I have always believed he had a major title in him and he has never stopped through all the adversity and setbacks.

"It is his determination which has got him where he is.

"He's got the chance now to win the British belt outright and keep it in his family forever.

"There is not a fighter in the UK that deserves it more.

"If you win the British belt outright then you are looking at European and world title fights.

"Farooq is no easy touch. He is awkward and well-schooled but we are on a great run and Josh is boxing with so much confidence."

*Wombwell welterweight Ross Blackwell is aiming to make it a hat-trick of wins since his return to the ring.

Blackwell, 25, is back in action tomorrow night at the Dearne Valley Leisure Centre, Denaby.Since returning to the ring following a six-year absence in October, Blackwell has got back on track with points victories.

Opponent Naheem Chaudhry, from Blackburn, is winless in eight and should pose little threat although he has proven to be durable by taking all his opponents the distance.Blackwell is aiming for improvements.

He said: “I feel like I am getting fitter and stronger all the time and I want to show that in the ring.

“I want to get another win on the record and hopefully get out again before April because my missis is due to give birth.

“I have been in boxing all my life so I want to end up with at least a belt to show for it.”

Trainer and manager Stefy Bull added: “I want to keep Ross busy and then maybe let him off the leash with a ten-rounder later in the year.”