Unbeaten pair Scotty Cardle and Craig Evans clash for the vacant British Lightweight crown on Matchroom Boxing’s bumper May 30 bill at The O2 in London.
Cardle has been biding his time for a crack at the Lonsdale belt since landing the English title in September with a stunning first round stoppage of Kirk Goodings in Manchester and he will have to see off ambitious Welshman Evans if he wants to join his fellow Joe Gallagher-trained British title winners.
Kevin Mitchell challenges Jorge Linares for the WBC Lightweight title and Lee Selby is looking to rip the IBF World Featherweight title from Evgeny Gradovich while Joshua meets former World Heavyweight title challenger Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson on a bumper night for fight fans.
Promoter Eddie Hearn announced another great domestic dust-up yesterday as Dave Ryan defends his Commonwealth Light Welterweight title in a rematch against John Wayne Hibbert, and he’s delighted
“This show gets bigger and bigger,” said Hearn. “I’m delighted that Scotty will finally get his shot at the British title and he is a tough fight ahead on May 30. Scott has had the perfect education but now its crunch time with everything on the line. Craig will have plenty of support also via Lee Selby’s travelling Welsh fans – it sets up for a great domestic 50-50.”
Tickets are now on general sale for the bumper night of boxing at The O2 with tickets priced £40, £60, £80, £100 and £200 available from www.theO2.co.uk and on 0844 856 0202. The £400 VIP packages are exclusively available through www.matchroomboxing.com