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.


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 Photos: Brandon Rios, Ramon Alvarez - Ready For War in Kansas Photos: Claressa Shields, Hannah Rankin - Trade Heated Words Photos: Jarrell Miller, Bogdan Dinu - Ready For Battle in Kansas Chocolatito Reveals Offer For Yafai, Wants Sor Rungvisai Trilogy Jarrell Miller Weighs In At 315¼ Pounds, 78 More Than Dinu Frankie Gavin Very Overweight For Kerman Lejarraga Clash John Molina Expects an All-Out With Omar Figueroa Cristofer Rosales vs. Charlie Edwards on Whyte-Chisora Card Alicia Napoleon To Defend WBA World Title in February Arum: Saucedo Showed 'Huge Balls' In 4th Round Versus Lenny Z Anthony Fowler To Box On Kell Brook-Michael Zerafa Gabe Rosado Aims To Beat Down Arias, Prevent 'Running' Tactics David Price vs. Tom Little Set, December 22 At O2 Arena Frampton Warns Warrington About Using Any Dirty Tactics Abimael Ortiz, Alfredo Santiago, Jonathan Lopez Back on Dec. 1 Oscar Rivas Aims To Be Impressive on Stevenson-Gvozdyk Card Wilder: Hearn Treated Ortiz Like Clown, All Unfulfilled Promises Danny Garcia Wants Revenge Fights With Thurman, Porter Frampton Willing To Return To U.S. For Leo Santa Cruz Trilogy Joseph Parker: You Will See More Power in The Flores Fight Dubois vs. Gorman Among The Fights Ordered By BBBofC Brandon Rios vs. Josh Kelly Could Happen, Says Eddie Hearn Petar Milas Returns To Action on December 8 in Zagreb Mayweather vs. Nasukawa: Rizin CEO Confirms Fight is Back On Broadcast Team For PBC on FOX Shows Will Look Familiar UK News: Sean Dodd, Shaquille Day, Lewis Crocker, Benson Saucedo Seeks World Title in Hometown After Epic Performance Wilder: 12/1 Winner is The Best - Joshua Can't Beat Me, Fury, Ortiz! Diego De La Hoya Faints While Training To Make Weight, Fight Off Caleb Truax Very Motivated For Peter Quillin Crossroads Bout Michael Dutchover Aims To Clinch a Big Birthday Win Wilder: If Fury Can't Be Beat, Why The F*** Did He Hire Roach? Photos: Jaron Ennis, Raymond Serrano - Ready For ShoBox Clash Photos: Claressa Shields, Hannah Rankin - Size Up at Presser Photos: Gabe Rosado, Luis Arias - Face To Face, Final Presser Photos: Brandon Rios, Ramon Alvarez - Face To Face, Final Presser Vikas Krishan, Top Rank Promotional Pact Made Official Photos: Jarrell Miller, Bogdan Dinu - Face To Face at Final Presser Mayweather Says Nasukawa Fight is Back, Terms Being Finalized Photos: Kavaliauskas vs. Roberto Arriaza - Set For Eliminator

Latest Active Forum Threads