Khan vs Vargas: Scott Fitzgerald not looking past Craig Morris fight, says trainer

By Neel Khagram

Head trainer Michael Jennings says Scott Fitzgerald is “fully focused” on his fight against Craig Morris this Saturday despite rumours of higher profile fights down the line.

The Preston-born fighter will compete in his 11th professional contest in a 10-round super-welterweight contest on the Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas undercard, at the Arena Birmingham, live on Sky Sports, and his lead corner man has insisted that they cannot afford to look past their opponent, who has only lost once in the professional ranks.

“Everything can change after just one fight in boxing so Scott has to be fully focused on Saturday,” Jennings said to The Lancashire Post.

“I know for a fact that Morris is up for this fight. He’s a southpaw which makes things slightly trickier.

“Scott is looking to make a statement whether that is a brilliant performance over 10 rounds or a first round knockout.”

If Fitzgerald come through unscathed, a potential contest against domestic rival Antony Fowler could be next after the ‘Machine’ called out the 26-year-old in a post-fight interview following a sixth-round knockout victory over Craig O’Brien last time out.

‘Fitzy’ has since responded by accepting the challenge in recent media interviews, but his coach says an explosive performance is the priority this weekend before anything else can be discussed.

“There has been a lot of talk about a certain other boxer, but we are not looking past anyone,” he said. “We are not interested in Anthony Fowler.”

“Scott needs to win on Saturday and be on the ball. He needs to get the job done on Saturday and then we will see what happens after that.”