Injury may slow Scott’s fast rise

Scotty Cardle
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Lytham boxer Scott Cardle is reflecting on how long he could be ruled out of the fight game after beating Maxi Hughes for the Central Area lightweight title.

Both men got nasty cuts after a clash of heads in Blackpool on Saturday night , while Cardle also injured his hand, threatening to put him out of action for some time.

Following his the win at the Winter Gardens, which maintained his 100 per cent record, Cardle’s trainer Joe Gallagher said: “I am really pleased for Scotty – he has only been a professional for a year.

“He has stepped up from four rounds to 10 rounds in the space of 13 months – 11 fights, 11 wins and a Central Area title.

“Scotty is the envy of a lot of young pros at the moment and there are not that many kids who do that in such a short space of time.

“Eddie Hearn, his promoter, has kept him busy and active, and this was a great platform for him.

“He put in a really good performance. There was a horrible clash of heads at a time when he was just about to turn the screw.

“Scotty’s jab was something else. It’s baby steps for him, though hopefully it will be the first of many (titles).

“It’s an educational process and he will have learned a lot from this win over Hughes.

“I knew when the cut happened that Maxi would see red and go for it, but Scotty kept his composure and road the storm out.

“It was a great fight and a great atmosphere, and the crowd turned out.”

Meantime, Kirkham boxer Adam Little is ready to return to action after suffering a hand injury when he boxes on a VIP Promotions show at the Winter Gardens on June 7.