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JOSH Wale expects to be meeting another overseas fighter after securing a bout on February 12.

The Brampton bantamweight has yet to discover who he will meet at the Liverpool Olympia but he is just happy to have a bout to prepare for.

His search for an opponent has proved a five month long frustration with promoter Tommy Gilmour forced to write to the British Boxing Board of Control for assistance.

The camp of English champion Craig Lyon offered Wale the chance to challenge for the bout only to mysteriously withdraw the offer just 24 hours later.

Wale was last in the ring in September when he met tough Frenchman Yoan Boyeaux in Wigan.

Wale was largely in control of the fight but received a bad cut in the fifth round and was given a standing eight count in the sixth.

Fighters from overseas often present tougher challenges than normal as they are largely unknown prospects who are determined to make their trip wiorthwhile with a win.