Eddie Hearn’s back yard will be filled to bursting with strong domestic matchups later this summer. Matchroom has revealed its full suite of Fight Camp cards, which start August 1st and conclude on the 22nd.
In case the tweet or press release fail to load, here’s the lineup:
Week 1 (Aug. 1)
Sam Eggington faces Ted Cheeseman in the year’s most omelette-like main event, while James Tennyson takes on Gavin Gwynne for the vacant British lightweight title and Fabio Wardley squares off with Simon Vallily for the heavyweight equivalent. We’ll also see Reece Bellotti vs. Jordan Gill, originally planed for July 25th, and a lightweight clash pitting Dalton Smith against Nathan Bennett.
Week 2 (Aug. 7)
Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas’ super featherweight title fight gets a new home after losing its April 24th date. The supporting cast features Chris Billam-Smith vs. Nathan Thorley, Anthony Fowler vs. Adam Harper, freshly signed prospect Aqib Fiaz against Kane Baker, and Hopey Price against TBA.
Week 3 (Aug. 14)
Commonwealth middleweight champ Felix Cash headlines opposite Jason Welborn, who earned this crack at a domestic title by...let me check my notes...getting knocked out in his last two fights. New Matchroom signee Zelfa Barrett faces Eric Donovan at super featherweight, Kieron Conway takes on Navid Mansouri at 154, Shannon Courtenay meets Rachel Ball, and TBA makes a one-week turnaround against unbeaten youngster John Docherty.
Week 4 (Aug. 22)
This is the big one. As reported earlier this week, Dillian Whyte finally gets a date with Alexander Povetkin in the main event. Katie Taylor was expected to co-headline against Amanda Serrano, but as that fight’s either in jeopardy or outright dead, the Irish standout gets sole billing on the poster. Back at heavyweight, Martin Bakole and Sergey Kuzmin look to continue their redemption tours at one another’s expense, while Luther Clay meets Chris Kongo for a WBO welterweight trinket.
This is genuinely a pretty damn nice series of cards worth getting excited for. Not too excited, of course; we all know what that gets you.