Former British champion boxer Josh Wale has been named as a clean sport ambassador by the governing body.

Brampton’s Wale, who is now a manager and trainer, is one of four ambassadors selected by the British Boxing Board of Control.

It’s a huge honour for the 36-year-old who now has a stable of around a dozen professional boxers.

He said: Right from when I started as a boxer through to winning the British title and now training boxers coming through, I have always felt very strongly about maintaining a level playing field.

“Doping robs clean boxers of the spoils of their hard work.

“I am proud to support the BBBofC’s work to protect the integrity of the our sport and will do so at every opportunity.

“My belief in the importance of clean sportsmanship has been unwavering and I am honoured to be acknowledged.”

The BBBofC has taken a tough stance with failed drug tests and banned Conor Benn from competing under their jurisdiction after he failed a test in 2022.

Wale called time on a glittering career in early 2022 after picking up a number of titles across several divisions.

His proudest moment was winning the British bantamweight title, which he defended on two occasions.