Cardle wins in style

Cardle on the attack against Appleby
Cardle on the attack against Appleby
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Lytham boxer Scott Cardle produced the 14th and by far the best win of his career as he stopped Paul Appleby in the final session of their scheduled eight-rounder in Glasggow on Saturday night.

Appleby gave the Lytham lightweight plenty to think about, but the defining moment came in the final round when Cardle decked his opponent with a vicious right-hook.

Appleby, a former British champion, was lying on his back on the canvas before he sprung back up, but, after counting to eight, referee Kenny Pringle decided that he had seen enough.

He ruled - quite rightly - that Appleby was in no fit state to continue.

The stoppage came one minute, 17 seconds into the last round after Cardle had torn into his tired rival and had got well on top.

The earlier rounds had been far closer.