Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Burns vs. Di Rocco: Scott Cardle Added To The Card

By Elliot Foster

Scott Cardle will make his return to the ring later this month.

The British lightweight champion, who clung to his belt by the skin of his teeth last month, is set for a tick-over contest, live on Sky Sports.

Cardle (19-0-1, 6 KOs) drew with Sean Dodd in Liverpool in their rematch on April 2, but is now scheduled for action on May 28 in Scotland.

boxing

The Lytham St Annes man, 26, will form part of the supporting cast to Ricky Burns’ bid to make history as he takes on Michele Di Rocco of Italy for the vacant Super WBA super-lightweight belt –– and a win at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow will mean he becomes the first Scot ever to win global honours in three different weight divisions.

Boxing Scene understands that Cardle, who says he is “over the moon” to be added to the card, will box over eight rounds before defending his domestic crown again for a third time later in the year.

The chief supporting contest on the card, which is being billed ‘History In The Making’, is a British super-lightweight title battle between holder Tyrone Nurse and Willie Limond, while the undercard for the show is headed by British, WBO European and WBC International bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett and also features former world light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly as well as a British cruiserweight title eliminator between Jon-Lewis Dickinson and Tommy McCarthy.

John Ryder, Lewis Paulin and Joe Ham will feature alongside Charlie Flynn, who’ll fight for the vacant Celtic lightweight title, and Sam Ball, who takes on fellow prospect George Hennon.

Matchroom Boxing’s Conor Benn will have to get past this test before featuring on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s first defence of the IBF heavyweight title against Dominic Breazeale on June 25 at the O2 Arena in London.

And there is a long-awaited return to action for Olympic bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo, who has been out through injury since last July, over six rounds, while the card is completed by the undefeated Glasgow super-welterweight Marc Kerr.

Josh Taylor, the unbeaten Commonwealth Games gold medallist who moved to 5-0 (5 KOs) last weekend in Cardiff, is now no longer scheduled to appear on the bill.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines Arum: I Have To Sit With Pacquiao, Talk Face To Face on Future Mikey Garcia: I'm at More of a Disadvantage at 140 Video: Jaime Munguia Talks Smith Win, Plans For The Future Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith - CompuBox Punch Stats WBC Prez: Uysk, Gassiev Will Both Find Success at Heavyweight Naoya Inoue: The WBSS Presents a Real Challenge For Me Denis Lebedev May Push For Mandatory Shot at Usyk Cecilia Braekhus Very Pleased With Dominant Win in Moscow British Boxers Arrested in Connection To Alleged Gang Rape Gassiev: Usyk Showed I Need More Work, I'll Return Stronger Photos: Jean Pascal Dominates, Batters, Stops Steve Bosse Eddie Hearn: Talks For Bellew-Usyk Fight to Start This Week Mykquan Williams, Hurshidbek Normatov, Lennox Allen Win Munguia: Smith Can Take a Punch, I Gained A lot of Experience Alberto Machado: I Want Francisco Vargas Next! Photos: Jaime Munguia Powers Past Liam Smith- MEGA Gallery Photos: Usyk Schools Gassiev To Unify Cruiserweight Division Photos: Alberto Machado Decks, Dominates Mensah To Retain Liam Smith: Munguia is Not a Much Better Fighter Than Me Vivian Harris Gets Revenge on DeMarcus Corley in Rematch Floyd Mayweather Snaps - Goes Bonkers on 50 Cent Amir Khan: I Respect Pacquiao - But I Know I Can Beat Him! Nathan Gorman: I'm The One To Beat Daniel Dubois! Boxing is Still in Doubt For 2020 Olympic Games Jaime Munguia Drops, Punishes Liam Smith For Decision Win Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Alberto Machado Drops, Decisions Mensah To Retain Title Gassiev Has No Excuses, Gives Full Praise To Usyk Machado vs. Mensah - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Munguia: High Possibility Smith Fight Ends in a Knockout Usyk vs. Gassiev - CompuBox Punch Stats Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith - LIVE Results From Las Vegas Usyk: If Bellew Won't Come Down - I'll Face Him at Heavyweight Usyk Dominates Gassiev To Unify WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF Titles Usyk vs. Gassiev - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Video: Freddie Roach on Pacquiao-Loma, Canelo-GGG, More Video: Liam Smith Talks Pacquiao-Khan, Canelo, Khan-Brook Video: Jaime Munguia Talks Golovkin, Canelo, Charlo, More Cecilia Braekhus Dominates Inna Sagaydakovskaya Over Ten Fedor Chudinov Wins Controversial Decision Over Mohammedi
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement