GAVIN Gwynne will get a second crack at the British lightweight crown when he faces Northern Ireland’s James Tennyson in Cardiff on May 9.

The two go head-to-head for the vacant strap on the undercard of the IBF world lightweight title eliminator between Gwynne’s St Joseph’s stablemate Lee Selby and George Kambosos.

Gwynne’s first attempt to land the coveted Lonsdale Belt last August ended in failure with a points loss to fellow Welshman Joe Cordina, the British and Commonwealth champion at the time.

Cordina has since vacated the title to chase higher honours, giving 29-year-old Gwynne (12-1) another shot at glory, although he will have his work cut out against Tennyson.

Tennyson, 26, has become something of a stoppage specialist since his debut in September 2012.

All bar four of his 26 victories have come inside the distance, and one of those came against Blackwood’s Craig Evans in their British title eliminator in Liverpool last November.

Evans, another former St Joes boxer, was put down in the first round and stopped in the 11th, but Gwynne can take heart from the way his fellow Welshman breached the Tennyson defences.

A venue for the Cardiff promotion has yet to be confirmed, but it will be the biggest boxing show in Wales since Anthony Joshua beat Joseph Parker at Principality Stadium in March 2018.