ST JOSEPH'S fighter Gavin Gwynne has spoken of the 'life-changing' opportunity of his upcoming Fight Camp outing.

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is staging a series of behind-closed-doors events at his Essex home, featuring Gwynne's face-off with Belfast's James Tennyson.

The 30-year-old from Nelson will take on Tennyson tomorrow, on a bill headlined by the IBF international super-welterweight title clash between Sam Eggington and Ted Cheesman.

Hearn has been desperate to bring back the sport and erected a ring outside his home to stage a series of events dubbed 'Fight Camp'.

Speaking at a press conference before proceedings began, Gwynne said that he would do everything in his power to seize his chance.

"It’s a life-changing opportunity for myself, so I’m going to take it with both hands," he said.

"He (Tennyson) is a massive puncher, it doesn’t matter if he’s at super-feather or lightweight he’s a massive puncher.

"You see the people he’s been in with – knocking them over in two or three rounds – that speaks for itself.

"I’m definitely going to be wary and I’m going to go out and stick to the game plan during the fight."

Asked by Hearn whether Tennyson’s ‘previous frailties’ were still there in his performance, Gwynne said: “Not so much, that was probably down to weight-making.

“Obviously, he’s been stopped before, so I’m going to try to stop him again."

He finished with some sporting words for his opponent about both fighters' inspiration.

"I’m definitely ready for the fight," he said.

"I think we both are.

"We’ve both said we’re taking the belt home for our boys, so may the best man win."

Eddie Hearn was full of praise for the St Joseph's man.

He said: "I think back to Gavin Gwynne’s performance, his first performance really in the big time against Joe Cordina – he gave him a great fight over 12 rounds."

However, he was coy on his opponent's recent form.

"We know that, since he’s moved to 135lbs, James (Tennyson) hasn’t boxed at the level of Gavin Gwynne," he said.

"Does he actually carry the power?

"We know how tough Gavin is, we know how good his chin is and I can’t wait to see this fight.

"Everything is on the line for the British Lightweight Championship."

'Fight Camp' will begin with Sam Eggington putting his IBF international super-welterweight title on the line against Ted Cheeseman.

There will also be events on August 7 and 14, before former WBC interim heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte rounds things off by going up against big-hitting Russian Alexander Povetkin on August 22.

Hearn's garden in Brentwood has been transformed into a state-of-the-art complex.

A canopy has been erected to protect the temporary ring from bad weather, while the manicured lawns and flowerbeds contribute to an unusual backdrop.

"I wanted to bring boxing back with a bang, we're a major sport and we had to make a big impression," Hearn told the PA news agency.

"Everybody would prefer to fight in a packed arena but I think fighters started to realise, 'I can't afford for my career to stall'.

"We hope this isn't going to be the new norm but what you are going to see on Saturday is something very different and there are going to be a lot of people tuned in to see the start of Fight Camp where, for the next four weeks, this will be the home of boxing."