Fitzgerald guaranteed a Commonwealth Games medal

England's Scott Fitzgerald, right, in action against New Zealand's Bowyn Morgan

England's Scott Fitzgerald, right, in action against New Zealand's Bowyn Morgan

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Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald is still on course for a Commonwealth Games gold medal.

The 22-year-old figher defeated New Zealander Bowyn Morgan after a thunderous and bruising fight this evening in Glasgow.

The Larches and Savick Amateur Boxing club fighter is guaranteed at least a bronze medal after defeating the Kiwi at the quarter-final stage of the welterweight division.

After winning the opening couple of rounds on two of the three judges’ cards, Fitzgerald withstood a late barrage in the final round from his opponent to win on a split decision.

Fitzgerald said: “I’m over the moon to have got a bronze medal.

“I knew the boy looked strong and I knew how fit he was and I knew he would push me all the way.

“I really had to grit my teeth, it shows that I have got good levels of fitness because he is really fit and I will take that on to the next fight.”

The Preston star takes on South Africa’s Tulani Mbenge on Friday for the right to fight for the gold medal.

Commonwealth Games England (CGE) leads and manages the participation of the Team England at the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games. We work with sports, Sponsors and Sport England to support the development of athletes and their sports, and to achieve success at Games-time.