Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald has court hearing
The current British super-welterweight boxing champion, Scott Fitzgerald, has appeared in court.
Fitzgerald, who became a dad in October, is accused of three counts of common assault and one of witness intimidation, and a case management hearing took place at Preston Crown Court on September 8.
The alleged victims are two women aged 21 and 42, and a 23-year-old man.
Fitzgerald, previously of an address of Station Road, Ormskirk, had initially been quizzed following an alleged domestic incident at an address on Ryelands Crescent in Preston.
After being released on police bail the 28-year-old former Commonwealth Games champion – who has since had his boxing licence suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control – proceeded to post a video, later deleted, of himself on social media.
He was taken into custody on suspicion of witness intimidation and breaching his bail conditions and later charged.
His trial remains fixed for December 15, and a further hearing will take place before then on November 13.
Unbeaten in the ring since turning professional in 2015, Fitzgerald beat Ted Cheesman in Newcastle to become British champion and became a National ABA champion at 21.