Scott Fitzgerald turns professional by signing with Matchroom
Last Updated: 21/09/15 2:28pm
Commonwealth gold medalist Scott Fitzgerald has signed up as a professional boxer with Matchroom and will debut on November 7.
The 23-year-old from Preston won the welterweight gold at the 2014 Glasgow Games and will make his professional bow on the undercard of Callum Smith's British super-middleweight clash with Rocky Fielding, live on Sky Sports.
Fitzgerald, who is also scheduled to fight on the Anthony Crolla v Darleys Perez II bill a fortnight later, said: "I am delighted to join Matchroom Boxing.
"Team GB's facilities gave me a great place to train and learn and I am ready for the pro game now.
I am delighted to welcome Scott to the team and I am very excited about his future. Scott was an exceptional amateur.
"It was great to have the support at the Commonwealth Games and I am confident I will have big support in Liverpool and Manchester."
Promoter Eddie Hearn said, "I am delighted to welcome Scott to the team and I am very excited about his future. Scott was an exceptional amateur and part of the outstanding GB Boxing set-up, culminating in Commonwealth Games gold last year.
"I believe he has a great style for the pro game and Sky Sports viewers will enjoy watching his journey unfold."
Fitzgerald will begin his professional career at light-middleweight.