Scott Cardle returned to action in Manchester tonight facing Lee Connelly in a 6 Round contest on the Anthony Crolla vs Ricky Burns card.

Cardle was returning to the ring for the first time since a Majority decision defeat to Robbie Barrett in April losing his British Lightweight title in the process.

Cardle started the fight aggressively and was clearly looking for the stoppage from the off trapping Connelly on the ropes and unleashing hooks to the body for fun. Cardle upped the pace in Round 5 with a big attack with Connelly once again trapped on the ropes but he managed to survive the round and indeed he survived the 6th.

Cardle wins on points 59-56 and will be looking to rematch Robbie Barrett and regain the British Lightweight title.

Connelly drops to (7-28-3) but put up a brave performance.

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