Scott Fitzgerald sets sights on Anthony Fowler after beating Craig Morris

Scott Fitzgerald admits he has work to do before a possible domestic blockbuster against former GB team-mate Anthony Fowler.

Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 10:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 11:52 am
Scott Fitzgerald on his way to victory against Craig Morris

The 26-year-old light-middleweight ace was far from his best on Saturday when he came up against Craig Morris in Birmingham.Fitzgerald was taken all the way in his first 10-round fight before finding something special to knock his opponent out.However, the Jennings Gym fighter had found himself on the back foot for a large part of the bout with some observers having Morris ahead on the scorecards heading into the final round.“It was harder than I expected, which is a stupid thing to say when you think,” said Fitzgerald.“He was a lot stronger than I thought and I was on the back foot a lot.“It w asn’t what I expected but I’ve gone into the 10th round and I’ve managed to find it.“I’ve managed to put him away although it was a bit one-paced and a sloppy performance really.”Despite being less than impressed with his own performance, Fitzgerald believes he will be ready for when a bout against Fowler when itbecomes a reality.“Whenever they are ready for it, I will be ready,” said Fitzgerald.“There will be no slip-ups and I will be able to get through those gears.”Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn reckons a match-up with Fowler will be the perfect next bout for the Preston ace.Hearns said: “I think the fight against Morris was the perfect learning fight for Scott.“Massive credit to Craig Morris – I thought he was excellent.“But the fight against Fowler is what makes sense and it will be like a final eliminator for a British title.”

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Scott Fitzgerald stopped Craig Morris in the 10th and final round