Cardle out of World Championships

Boxer Scott Cardle training on Fairhaven Lake
Boxer Scott Cardle training on Fairhaven Lake
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Lytham boxer Scott Cardle is out of the world amateur championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The British welterweight lost out to the experienced and talented Frenchman Alexis Vastine, who won a bronze at the Beijing Olympics.

It was a tough contest, Vastine eventually prevailing by a points margin of 22-14.

Meantime, reigning European champion Fred Evans and super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua moved closer to Olympic qualification with wins in Baku.