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Scott Fitzgerald talks up Preston v Blackpool fight, wants Deepdale event 'ASAP'

Just hours after North End lost at Reading on Saturday, one Prestonian made us all very proud.

Preston-born boxer and huge North End fan Scott Fitzgerald took on Anthony Fowler in a huge bout in Liverpool. With Liverpudlian Fowler being in his own back yard, Fitzgerald went in as an underdog.

However, Fitzgerald claimed the win, with travelling Prestonians – and even ex-North Ender Joe Garner – celebrating wildly. Fitzgerald had upset the odds and the Liverpool crowd to claim a massive victory.

Now, the conversation turns to what’s next. Fitzgerald is unbeaten at 13-0, and now holds the WBA International super-welterweight title, meaning more big fights are coming.

Scott Fitzgerald with his WBA International Super Welterweight championship after winning the contest against Anthony Fowler (photo by David Blunsden/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Fitzgerald has now taken to Twitter to admit that he wants a fight at his beloved Deepdale. We’ve seen Ricky Hatton fight at the Etihad Stadium and Tony Bellew at Goodison Park in the past, so this is a very realistic idea.

Fitzgerald claims he wants to make a Deepdale fight happen ‘ASAP’, something North End would be foolish to ignore. This would be a dream event for Fitzgerald, who walked to the ring on Saturday with a jacket complete with the Preston emblem.

Additionally, Fitzgerald has talked up the possibility of a Preston v Blackpool bout. Birmingham-born Brian Rose moved to Blackpool at a young age, meaning the bitter rivalry could be stoked away from football.

27-year-old Fitzgerald admitted that Preston v Blackpool is a ‘big jobby’, urging Eddie Hearn to make it happen. Having pushed ourselves clear of Blackpool in recent years, it would be quite something to see it in boxing too.

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