Preston star Scott Fitzgerald knocks out Ishmael Tetteh in first round

Scott Fitzgerald
Scott Fitzgerald

Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald produced arguably his most impressive performance as a professional on Sunday night.

The 26-year-old improved his overall record to 9-0 thanks to a first-round knockout of Ghanaian Ishmael Tetteh at the Victoria Warehouse Hotel, in Manchester.

The bout was just two minutes into the first round when Fitzgerald connected with a sweet left-hand which sent Tetteh sprawling into the ropes.

The referee then stepped in almost immediately to signal that the fight was over.

It is the seventh time that the Jennings Gym ace has won by way of knockout.

His next outing is scheduled for April 21 when he is set to appear on the undercard of former world welterweight champion Amir Khan's clash with Phil Lo Greco at the Liverpool Arena.