Scott Cardle pulls out of bout with Gary Buckland to be replaced by Sean Dodd
Last Updated: 16/09/15 10:36am
Gary Buckland will face Sean Dodd on Saturday night after British lightweight champion Scott Cardle was forced to withdraw through injury.
Cardle sustained a tear in his quadriceps during his final sparring session before the fight and will now face the winner of Buckland v Dodd on November 7 as part of the Smith v Fielding undercard.
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: "It's poor luck for Scotty who was looking forward to the first defence of his British title but what a golden opportunity for Sean.
I am looking forward to making the winner against Scotty for the British title on our bumper 'Who's Fooling Who?' bill at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 7.
"I am looking forward to making the winner against Scotty for the British title on our bumper 'Who's Fooling Who?' bill at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 7."
Dodd (9-1-KO2) had been due to face Michael Mooney on the night but will now seize his opportunity to try and secure a British title shot. The 31-year-old is sure to enjoy some vociferous support against the Welshman as he's from down the road in Birkenhead.
Saturday's card at the Olympia is headlined by local super-featherweight Stephen Smith, who is hoping to secure a shot at the IBF world title by beating dangerous Italian Devis Boschiero, while Bradley Saunders returns against Renald Garrido.
Also confirmed on the bill is unbeaten British light-heavyweight Hosea Burton, who faces unbeaten Trinidadian Nigel Edwards in a final eliminator for the Commonwealth title.