Scott Cardle

Scott Cardle
Nickname(s) Scotty
Rated at Lightweight
Nationality British
Born (1989-09-28) 28 September 1989
Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, England
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 22
Wins 21
Wins by KO 7
Losses 0
Draws 1

Scott Cardle (born 28 September 1989) is a British boxer who won the British lightweight title in May 2015.


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.[1][2][3][4]

Trained by Joe Gallagher in Bolton,[5] 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.[6] 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.[7][8] 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,[2][9][10] and he went on to make his first defence in November at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, against Sean Dodd.[11] Despite sustaining cuts above both eyes, Cardle stopped Dodd in the twelfth and final round to retain the title.[12][13] The stoppage was controversial, and Cardle agreed to a rematch with Dodd in 2016.[14]

A fan of Celtic F.C., Cardle got to play for the club in September 2015 in a charity match in honour of Jock Stein against Dunfermline Athletic F.C..[2]


  1. "GB fail to claim medals in Milan", BBC, 9 September 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  2. 1 2 3 Kyle, Gregor (2015) "British champion Scott Cardle: I am fulfilling my Bhoyhood dream by playing for Celtic", Daily Record, 3 September 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  3. "England team takes seven medals at Gee Bee", England Boxing, 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  4. "B's Luke Campbell shines in Helsinki's Gee Bee event", BBC, 10 April 2011. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  5. Keay, Sheldan (2015) "Scott Cardle's keen to become Joe Gallagher latest British champion", Manchester Evening News, 29 May 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  6. "Scott Cardle hopes victory over Kirk Goodings will lead to British lightweight title shot", Boxing News, 1 September 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  7. "Cardle is best of British after title win", Blackpool Gazette, 30 May 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  8. Griffiths, Gareth (2015) "Blackwood boxer Craig Evans loses British lightweight title fight to Scott Cardle", Wales Online, 30 May 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  9. "Scott Cardle Out of Gary Buckland Fight", Boxing News, 16 September 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  10. Pearlman, Michael (2015) "Scott Cardle vows not to take Gary Buckland challenge lightly", South Wales Argus, 15 September 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  11. "Scott Cardle: ‘I’m a step too far for Sean Dodd’", Boxing News, 3 November 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  12. "Scott Cardle retains British lightweight title after stopping Sean Dodd in final round", Sky Sports, 8 November 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  13. Dennen, John (2015) "Callum Smith crushes Rocky Fielding in a single round]", Boxing News, 8 November 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015
  14. Crawford, Simon (2015) "Scott Cardle vows to improve", Sporting Life, 10 November 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015
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