28 September 1989|
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England
|Wins by KO||7|
Born in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, to Glasgow-born parents, Cardle had a successful amateur career fighting out of Kirkham ABC, including a bronze medal at the 2009 European Union Amateur Boxing Championships at welterweight, representing Great Britain at the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Milan in 2009 and Baku in 2011, and winning a gold medal for Great Britain at the Gee Bee tournament in Helsinki in 2011.
Trained by Joe Gallagher in Bolton, Cardle made his professional debut in March 2012 with a points win over journeyman Sid Razak. He had seven more fights that year, winning them all. In April 2013 he beat Maxi Hughes to win the BBBofC Central Area lightweight title. Wins over Gary Fox, Krzysztof Szot, and Paul Appleby preceded a challenge for the English title in September 2014 against defending champion Kirk Goodings, the fight also an eliminator for the British title. Cardle stopped Goodings in the first round to take the title.
In May 2015 Cardle met Craig Evans at the O2 Arena for the vacant British title. The fight went the distance, with both fighters suffering cuts, and Cardle took a unanimous decision to become British champion. He was due to make his first defence of the title in September 2015 against Gary Buckland but a quadriceps tear sustained in sparring ruled him out of the fight, and he went on to make his first defence in November at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, against Sean Dodd. Despite sustaining cuts above both eyes, Cardle stopped Dodd in the twelfth and final round to retain the title. The stoppage was controversial, and Cardle agreed to a rematch with Dodd in 2016.
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