Cardle warming for British Lightweight

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Undefeated Cardle ready for another title run

Highly decorated as an amateur, North West professional Scott Cardle is aiming to do similar in the pro ranks.

Unbeaten in his first sixteen outing he has claimed the Central Area and English straps in the lightweight division and has his sights firmly set on the British crown. Few would bet against the 25-year-old not only claiming that, but going further.

Now, as a late addition to the Valentine’s Day Blackpool showcase, Cardle will use this outing on the Brian Rose – Carson Jones undercard to stretch out those muscles ahead of a British title shot later in the year.

“I’m the mandatory for the British title so I’ll hope to get something there in the next few months,” said Cardle.

“Although I’m in training for that shot at the British, being on the Blackpool bill is the ideal tune-up for me. I’m glad that there was room to get me on there and I’ll be ready for both no matter what happens.”

Cardle, who maintained his unbeaten record when taking the English title from Sunderland’s Kirk Goodings with a first round stoppage last year is an integral part of a division with many star names within it; he has his sights set on a few of them.

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“(Terry) Flanagan and (Stephen) Ormond are facing each other next for the WBU European so I’ll have to see what happens there,” he continued.

“We’ve got the likes of Luke Campbell, Tommy Coyle, Anthony Crolla and Adam Dingsdale in line for the British and I’ve a feeling it’ll be me against Dingsdale.”

As for the Winter Gardens showcase Cardle is full of optimism for his Blackpool cohorts and is hoping that, next time he fights there, it’s for that British title.

“Rose against Carson Jones is a really massive fight and the atmosphere will be electric,” continued Cardle.

“I’m looking forward to the day that Brian and I top a Blackpool bill because it has been a while since I have fought there so maybe a British title bout would be nice, wouldn’t it?

“At the end of the day though I’ll fight anyone, anywhere because that’s what I did in the amateurs all over the globe and I’ll do the same in the pros as well.”

Brian Rose, Scott Cardle and the Prizefighter takes place at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens on Valentine’s Day, Saturday February 14. Rose faces American Carson Jones for the WBC International light middleweight title over 12 x 3 and the 35th Prizefighter is the middleweights featuring Blackpool’s Jack Arnfield.

Tickets are still available but only £40 remain and are to be purchased from the Matchroom website

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