After staging a late attack to seal several points win over Ted Cheeseman at Newcastle scott Fitzgerald became the new British super-welterweight champion.
The unbeaten 27-year-old was forced to dig deep after being defeated by the back-foot boxing of Cheeseman, however, Fitzgerald hauled him into a battle to make a unanimous decision with scores of 115-113 and 116-113, 116-113.
Taking the middle of the ring, Fitzgerald pushed out jabs from the opening bell as Cheeseman circled the ring, answering with a left hands of his own.
Cheeseman displayed clever movement, landing a combination that was sharp in the next, and also the south Londoner appreciated success in the next.
Fitzgerald struggled to pin down Cheeseman, who chose him off at the fourth, however, the Preston guy responded with exact punches from within the fifth.
Back arrived Cheeseman at the sixth, sending a jolting uppercut during his opponents shield, along with the frustrated Fitzgerald needed to defy a right hand.
Into the another uppercut from Cheeseman caught the attention, but Fitzgerald forged as stood and traded at the ninth.
Fitzgerald was drawing at the Bermondsey fighter into a battle that was late, bloodying his nose in the 10th, and Cheeseman was in the two rounds on the front end of spiteful body shots.
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