Scott Fitzgerald boxing licence suspended after arrest

Scott Fitzgerald boxing licence suspended after arrest

Published On Thursday, April 2, 2020By British Boxing News
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Scott Fitzgerald has licence suspended after alleged assault

British champion Scott Fitzgerald (14-0, 9KOs) has had his boxing licence suspended after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman.

The 28-year-old was arrested on Monday in Preston and bailed until May 21.

The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist confirmed his arrest on Instagram.

The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) has moved to suspend Fitzgerald's licence pending further investigation into the incident.

It folows the BBBofC's suspension of the licence of world champion Billy Joe Saunders for releasing a video appearing to advise men how to hit their female partners.

Saunders apologised for the video later claiming it had been a joke taken out of context.

'Fitzy' currently holds the British super-welterweight title, which he won in his last fight with Ted Cheeseman, and was being moved towards a world title shot following an impressive win over British rival Anthony Fowler to claim the WBA International title.

Lancashire Police confirmed a 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault in the Ryelands Crescent area on Monday, with enquiries ongoing.

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