Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald set for two warm-up bouts before a potential rematch with Anthony Fowler

Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald could be in line for a return to the ring in less than two months’ time.

Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 1:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th March 2021, 4:00 pm

And the 29-year-old (pictured) super-welterweight ace is being primed for a mouth-watering rematch against domestic arch rival Anthony Fowler later in the year.

The former Commonwealth Games gold medal winner has not fought since beating Ted Cheeseman on points in October 2019 to win the British title.

Since then, theformer Our Lady’s High School pupils progress has been hampered by some well documented personal problems coupled with the Covid-19 pandemic.

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He has had to relinquish his Lonsdale belt but after such a long time away from the sport, there appears to be some light at the end of the tunnel.

Fitzgerald could have two warm-up fights, the first of which may take place at Wembley Arena on May 1 and then a further one in July.

Then he may face Fowler, who he defeated in March 2019, around October time. Fowler is due to face Jorge Fortea at Wembley this weekend.

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