Scott Fitzgerald claimed a tenth round stoppage against a game Craig Morris at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.
The win is likely to propel the Preston based prospect into a showdown with his domestic rival, and former Team GB team-mate, Anthony Fowler, in December.
2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, Fitzgerald, was expected to overcome Morris with relative ease at the Barclaycard Arena. However, Morris hadn’t just turned up for a paycheck — he wanted to win.
Going into the final round the fight had been a fairly even affair, with Morris perhaps ahead on the scorecards by a round.
Less than 45 seconds into the tenth round, Morris threw an uppercut to the body of a defensively postured Fitzgerald. ‘Fitzy’ pivoted from his crouched position, unloading a big left hook to the head of Morris, catching him flush and leaving him hurt in the centre of the ring. Fitzgerald followed through with another ferocious left-hook, sending Morris stumbling back into the ropes, and forcing the referee to step in and stop the contest at 2.13 of round number ten.