BARNSLEY boxer Callum Simpson said ‘it’s a dream come true’ to be fighting at Oakwell this summer.

The 27-year-old super middleweight will fight champion Zak Chelli on August 3 for the British and Commonwealth titles.

Around 7,000 fans are expected in the East Stand for the first boxing match at Oakwell in more than 80 years.

Simpson said: “It’s a dream come true to fight in front of my home fans in Barnsley. I’m going to win the British and Commonwealth titles in style.

“Expect a knockout. This is the fight I’ve been asking for. It’s a chance to prove myself and make my hometown proud.

“I need everyone in Barnsley and beyond to get behind me and really make Oakwell a fortress.”

Chelli added: “Simpson is too scared to challenge me for my titles in London so I’ll show him what a real fighter is and fight him on his home turf. On August 3, my hand will be raised and the belts will remain round my waist.”

Tickets will go on sale on Tuesday.