ST Joseph's fighter Gavin Gwynne's British lightweight title fight against James Tennyson has been confirmed for August 1 in promoter Eddie Hearn's garden.

As reported in the Argus at the start of the month, the vacant Lonsdale Belt will be on the line at the Matchroom Boxing mansion in Essex.

Gwynne was on the undercard for St Joseph's stablemate Lee Selby's fight against George Kambosos at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena in May, a clash that is now scheduled for the autumn.

The 30-year-old from Nelson will now take on Belfast's Tennyson on Saturday, August 1on a bill headlined by the IBF international super-welterweight title clash beween Sam Eggington and Ted Cheesman.

It is the first of four weekends of 'Fight Camp', ending with Britain's Dillian Whyte will fight Russian Alexander Povetkin on August 22.

Bouts will take place without fans in a ring erected at the home of Hearn in Brentwood.

Ireland's Katie Taylor will defend her undisputed lightweight world titles against an unnamed opponent on the same evening as Whyte's bout.

Fighters will be expected to enter a bubble ahead of their matches and, alongside officials, staff and media, will undergo testing for Covid-19.

"We've of course got Madison Square Garden, this is Matchroom Square Garden," said Hearn.

"We've been working diligently with the British Boxing Board of Control for the last three months.

"We're in a position where we know the procedures that have to take place to make the sport safe to return.

"We feel like we've done it at the right time, we feel like everything's safe. We've got a brilliant schedule of fights lined up and we can't wait to bring boxing back to your screens.

"We have no crowd, we don't have the 80,000 singing 'Sweet Caroline' and have the energy of the audience but what we do have is the beauty of boxing, the rawness of the sport.

"We need to make sure those fights are compelling."

South Wales Argus:

Gwynne (12-1) will have a shot at the British title for the second time after losing on points to fellow Welshman Joe Cordina last August.

"It will be strange because the atmosphere is massively important in boxing," said Gwynne's trainer Tony Borg to the Argus earlier this month.

"Fortunately Gavin is one of those fighters who just loves to fight, he can't wait to get in there and have a go.

"Other fighters might find it very difficult but Gavin doesn't need the crowd to push him – he has got his young son Arlo who is his inspiration."

"Tennyson is a different prospect altogether – he is a very, very heavy hitter but isn't as silky as Cordina," continued Borg.

"He is a tough guy but Gavin has got a great chance of winning the title."

Belfast's Tennyson (26-3) is a stoppage specialist and 'The Assassin' is relishing the chance to show what he can do for the first time since beating Blackwood's Craig Evans last November.

"Like a lot of fighters, I have itchy knuckles and have plans of becoming a world champion – because of that I need to get this fight, win, and then kick on," said the Irishman.

"This will be my first British title win, I'm really looking forward to it and it will be a great fight against Gavin Gwynne."