Feature | Sep 22 2017

Scott Cardle determined to put demons to rest

Scott Cardle discusses bouncing back from British title loss, writes Matt Bevan
Scott Cardle
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FORMER British lightweight champion Scott Cardle will return to the ring on October 7 at the Manchester Arena, as he looks to put to rest the demons from his last performance which saw him lose the Lonsdale belt in his final scheduled defence to Robbie Barrett in April.

Cardle, 21-1-1 with 7KO’s, came out on the losing side of a majority decision, denying him the opportunity to leave with the British title for keeps, however a below par “Scotty” was stunned in front of his Glasgow crowd by an excellent performance from the underdog Barrett.

The 27-year-old puts his poor night down to a lack of preparation which he admits came back to bite him and his first defeat as a pro will be an opportunity to show what he really can do with the rematch with Barrett and claiming the British title at the forefront of his mind.