Sean Dodd to face Scott Cardle for British lightweight title in Liverpool
Last Updated: 05/10/15 2:15pm
Sean 'Masher' Dodd will challenge Scott Cardle for the British lightweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 7.
Dodd earned his shot at the unbeaten Lytham St Annes-based champion with a gutsy win over Gary Buckland at the Liverpool Olympia in September, stepping in at late notice to replace Cardle against the Welshman.
He outpointed the former two-weight British champion over 10 tough rounds on Merseyside.
Cardle makes the first defence of the title he landed in May against Craig Evans after recovering from the leg injury that presented Dodd with his chance to face Buckland.
"I can't believe what's happened in the last few weeks, it's brilliant," said Birkenhead-based Dodd. "I had a couple of days' notice for the Buckland fight, now I have plenty of time for the Cardle fight.
"I had been talking about Area titles so this is just amazing, to fight at the Echo Arena for the British title against a top fighter. I am so excited and I am going to be well prepared for it.
"I've always had fantastic support in Liverpool from my first fight in the amateurs to the [fight against Buckland at the] Olympia, so it's going to be a special night for them too."
Dodd's clash with Cardle is part of a huge night of action in Liverpool with the coveted British title playing a central role as Callum Smith and Fielding meet for the super-middleweight version, Chris Jenkins and Tyrone Nurse facing-off in a rematch for the light-welterweight title and Tom Doran taking on Rod Smith in an eliminator for the middleweight title.