English prospect Scotty Cardle is ready to take the next step in his career when he takes on Kirk Goodings for the English title, Sept. 13 at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester.
Cardle (15-0, 3 KOs) had a good 2014 so far. He’s coming off back-to-back wins over Paul Appleby and Sylbain Chapelle.
Goodings made his first successful title defense back in March after he finished Gary Fox in the eighth-round via TKO.
This isn’t Cardle’s first taste of gold. Back in April 2013 he beat Maxi Hughes for the Central Area lightweight title.
In addition to this being for Gooding’s title, this match is a title eliminator for the British lightweight title, currently held by Terry Flanagan. According to Matchroom Boxing, Cardle is hoping to have the match with Flanagan – assuming he beats Goodings – before Christmas.
Cardle said he is knows he is getting a challenge with Goodings.
“It is a step up and that is what I want. I watched Kirk Goodings in Sunderland once and became quite a fan of his boxing – I thought he was great – so I am looking forward to boxing him.
Cardle vs. Goodings is on the undercard of an event headlined by the WBA super bantamweight title bout between Scott Quigg vs. Stephane Jamoye and Anthony Crolla’s WBO intercontinental lightweight title defense against Gamaliel Diaz.
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