National ABA light-middleweight champion Scott Fitzgerald makes his international bow tomorrow.
The Larches and Savick ABC boxer will catch a flight to Scandinavia tonight as part of the England team which takes on Sweden in an international match.
Fitzgerald is due to face Nurbo Bozan – a fighter who can boast a 100% record against English boxers this year.
In two earlier shows between the two countries in February and March, Bozan won points decisions against Basingstoke’s Jimmy Randall and Wellington’s Louis Cunningham.
However, the fact that Bozan is unbeaten against Englishmen this year does not faze Fitzgerald.
He can point towards his own unanimous points victory over Cunningham on his way to winning the National ABA title.
And having watched a DVD of his opponent’s victory over Cunningham, Fitzgerald is confident his style will cause the Swede problems.
Fitzgerald said: “Bozan beat Cunningham in the last show between England and Sweden.
“But I watched the DVD of that fight before my ABA semi-final against Cunningham.
“To be honest, I would have given the fight to Cunningham, but Bozan got the decision. But I’ll be looking to back him right up and then slot some shots in.”
The proud Preston fighter admits it is a dream come true to represent his country and he cannot wait to pull on the England vest.
Fitzgerald said: “To represent your country at anything is a great thing, but this is what I want to do and hopefully I will go there and produce the goods.”
His dad Dave, who also acts as his trainer, believes tomorrow will be an important fight for his son.
“It’s an important fight for Scott as the ABA champion, but I think he will win, with a bit of luck.
“This lad’s style suits Scott’s style. It’s one last big effort for him and then he can have a rest and go on holiday.”