Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald is on the mend after breaking a bone in his hand during his victory over Craig Morris

Scott Fitzgerald plans to fight again before the new year despite snapping a bone in his hand.

Wednesday, 19th September 2018, 9:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 19th September 2018, 10:51 pm
Scott Fitzgerald
Scott Fitzgerald

The 26-year-old hurt his right-hand during his last-round stoppage victory over Craig Morris.

The light-middleweight ace is set to be out of action for four weeks as he waits for the injury to heal.

"After snapping a bone in my hand last fight, it is setting strong back in place and I won't be needing an operation," Fitzgerald said on social media.

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"Out of cast in four weeks, hopefully fight before the year's up."

Whether that fight will be against domestic rival Anthony Fowler in a blockbuster dust-up remains to be seen.

Should a bout against his former Great Britain team-mate be arranged, Fitzgerald has admitted he will have to be better than he was in his last fight.

The Jennings Gym ace was given a real fright by Morris with many people have the Shropshire fighter ahead on the scorecards until Fitzgerald dug deep in the final round to earn the stoppage.

"It was a very good lesson which I needed badly," said Fitzgerald. "Someone up there sent for me and allowed me to pull out of the bag after being awful."