Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald is keen for a match-up with fellow rising star Anthony Fowler
Scott Fitzgerald would welcome a mouth-watering clash with former GB team-mate Anthony Fowler.
The Liverpudlian – cousin of legendary Liverpool footballer Robbie Fowler – publicly called out the Preston boxer after beating Craig O’Brien at the London Arena on Saturday.
The bout would certainly capture the imagination of boxing fans in this country – both are up-and-coming British fighters, who have long been billed as potential future world champions.
The pair stood side by side at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Team England colours after winning gold medals – Fitzgerald at super-welterweight and Fowler in the weight above.
While 27-year-old Fowler went on to represent his country at the 2016 Olympics in Rio – albeit he lost in the opening round – Fitzgerald turned professional.
He has since racked up an impressive 10-0 record in the paid ranks – winning his last bout against Laszlo Fazekas at the Liverpool Arena in April.
Fowler turned pro last year and has won his first seven fights. Fitzgerald’s dad Dave, who trains his son alongside Michael and Dave Jennings, said: “Anthony Fowler was on the bill at the weekend on the undercard of the Dillian Whyte/Joseph Parker bill.
“He was calling out Scott on television after winning his fight.
“He was saying that he wanted to fight Scott and Ted Cheeseman.
“Scott would love the fight and he was actually a bit worried on Saturday because he watched Fowler’s fight and it was looking like he was going to get beaten.
“But he ended up knocking the lad out, so there’s a possibility that fight could happen. I think a lot of people would like to see the fight and it will be two up-and-coming fighters with lots of potential.
“He’s a good boxer is Fowler. He won everything in the amateur ranks as a junior and then went on to win the national senior title.
“He won gold at the Commonwealth Games in the weight above Scott.
“They have been on the GB Team together and travelled all over the world together.
“Scott would definitely face him and he’s got more experience as a professional.”
While Fitzgerald appears on a collision course with Fowler, he must first take care of business of when he takes on Craig Morris, in Birmingham, on September 8.
Appearing on the undercard of Amir Khan’s scheduled fight against Samuel Vargas, Fitzgerald faces potentially his toughest opponent yet.
Morris has won 10 – losing only one of his 12 fights and Fitzgerald senior said: “Morris is a good opponent, but he will be coming to fight and he will leave open big gaps which Scott will exploit.”