The Brampton featherweight, 31, is set to bring televised boxing back to Barnsley for the first time in more than a decade and he will do so against Tanzanian southpaw Iddi Kayumba. The 22-year-old has a record of won 12, lost two, drawn two.
It will be a non-title fight contested over ten rounds and another chance for Wale to cement his reputation at featherweight. Wale defeated Ghana’s powerful Felix Williams in November to claim the IBO international title with arguably the best display of his long career in pro boxing.
Dad and trainer Mick said: “We had been in negotiations with a former world title challenger but were being held to ransom over the money. We can do a bigger fight later in the year but there needs to be a title at stake. He’s a southpaw, again, and has got a good record.”
The show, on February 21, will have more international interest on it with female German Cheyenne Hanson boxing in the home corner. The promising super-bantamweight has been signed by Wale’s promoter Dennis Hobson after racking up six swift wins in Europe, five of which were by knockout.
Sheffield fighters Keanan Wainwright, Perry Howe and Sufyaan Ahmed will also appear alongside a tasty heavyweight clash between Birmingham’s Kash Ali and Wakefield’s Josh Sandland, scheduled for eight rounds.