The new British super-welterweight championship Scott Fitzgerald (14-0) is open to a rematch with rival Anthony Fowler (10-1), who he defeated in March to win the WBA International super-welterweight title.
After decisioning Ted Cheeseman (15-2-1) on October 19 at the Newcastle Arena to win the Lonsdale belt at 154lbs, the Preston puncher revealed he’d happily defend his newest title to his bitter rival and former victim.
The new British champ said during an iFL TV interview about a rematch with Fowler for his first defence of his new Lonsdale strap, “I think he is an easy one, I’ve already beat him, I don’t need it like he does, we’ll see what my team thinks, then go from there.”
Both fighters have declared they’re open to a rematch and Fowler was pleased for his one and only conqueror and congratulated him on the win.
‘Fitzy’s’ fight with ‘The Big Cheese’ resulted in a unanimous decision win with scores of 113-115 and 113-116 twice to the challenger, Fitzgerald.
The defending champion from Bermondsey was left devastated at the result, thinking he had done more than enough to win the championship clash.
He ranted and raved from his dressing room, “It’s disgusting! Soon as the last bell went, I thought, in my head, I clearly cruised the fight. Last two I might have lost, so 2-10.
“I’m pissed! [Rounds] 11, 12, he was trying to knock me out, but I managed to get through, still pumping the jab.
“I boxed class there for 12-rounds tonight, couple of rounds obviously he nicked, but I still kept to the game plan.”
Fitzgerald admitted that he wasn’t at his best in there, acknowledging, “I didn’t feel the zap in my punches, I felt sluggish and heavy-legged. I’m sorry I couldn’t put on a real exciting, entertaining performance. The whole of the camp was just weight loss sessions.
“I can’t believe the scores were as wide as they were, I thought it was closer. But I’m happy to get the win, but at this level I have to be better.”