Barnsley boxer Callum Simpson is set to fight at Oakwell this summer.

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

Capacity will be limited to 7,000 in the East Stand for the first boxing match held at the stadium since the 1940s, while it will also be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Tickets, which are priced from £30, go on sale from Tuesday with Barnsley FC season ticket holders given priority access.

Callum 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.”

Londoner 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.”

Barnsley FC chief executive Jon Flatman said: “Barnsley FC are proud to host Callum Simpson and fulfil his lifelong ambition to fight at Oakwell. The stadium has to always be at the centre of what the community wants and needs. We know the people in this town want to see Callum claim the British title at this iconic venue. “We believe the ticket prices represent good value for money for eight hours entertainment and we are excited to see the people of Barnsley turn out in force. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the council, the safety authorities and our board for their support throughout the process of making this fight a possibility. "Callum has the full support of the club behind him and we know this fight will put the town, the club and the people of Barnsley firmly on the map. We are a place of possibilities and we want everyone to have the opportunity to fulfil their dreams.”