Cardle gets set for title defence

Lytham boxer Scott Cardle is set for an early appearance on television on Saturday evening as he defends the British lightweight title against Robbie Barrett.

Saturday, 15th April 2017, 12:53 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 7:06 pm
Cardle - aiming to keep the Lonsdale Belt for all time
Cardle - aiming to keep the Lonsdale Belt for all time

The Sky Sports transmission starts at 7.30pm and Cardle is scheduled to be the second bout on the card, which kicks off with former Olympian Lawrence Okolie taking on Lukasz Rusiewicz in a four-rounder.

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It is an important fight for Cardle at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

If he defends for the third time against English champion Barrett, he will keep the coveted Lord Lonsdale Belt for good.

Both boxers were within the 9st 9lb limit at the weigh-in.