Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald beats Laszlo Fazekas on Amir Khan undercard

Scott Fitzgerald made it a perfect 10 with a unanimous points victory over Hungary's Laszlo Fazekas at the Liverpool Arena on Saturday night

Saturday, 21st April 2018, 10:18 pm
Updated Saturday, 21st April 2018, 10:21 pm
Scott Fitzgerald put Laszlo Fazekas down in the third round
Scott Fitzgerald put Laszlo Fazekas down in the third round

The 26-year-old light-middleweight, fighting on the undercard of the Amir Khan and Phil Lo Greco bill, improved his record to 10-0 in the pro ranks with a dominant performance.

He put his opponent down in the third round before going on to enjoy a comfortable win over the eight-round contest.

It looked like Fitzgerald was set to earn a stoppage victory when Fazekas knelt down on the canvas after being hit by a brutal left-hander to the body.

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The Hungarian, an experienced campaigner with more than 60 bouts to his name, rose back to his feet on the count of nine and despite a barrage of shots from Fitzgerald managed to make it to the bell.

After that it was a case of survival for Fazekas and Fitzgerald declared himself pleased with his night's work.

"It's eight rounds in the bank,"said Fitzgerald. "He was a tough man - I battered him in every round and dominated. I am happy with the performance.

"My jab worked well and the body shots. I felt him wince a few times and obviously put him down in the third.

Scott Fitzgerald catches his opponent with a left hook

"I didn't think he was going to get up from that.

"But he knew what he was doing in there and it was a good learning experience for me."

Fitzgerald is now looking forward to stepping up a level and is hopeful of fighting for a title in his next contest.

"I am ready for a proper fight. I don't know who my next fight will be against, it's not down to me but I am ready to take anybody on."

Scott Fitzgerald celebrates his unanimous victory over Laszlo Fazekas
Scott Fitzgerald catches his opponent with a left hook
Scott Fitzgerald celebrates his unanimous victory over Laszlo Fazekas