Larches and Savick Boxer, Scott Fitzgerald has joined fellow boxer Lisa Whiteside on the GB Boxing Squad.
He won the Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) national senior final at 71Kg in May last year, beating West Ham’s Luke Saunders.
He was then called up to the Team GB Olympic development squad where he has been put through his paces at their training camp in Sheffield at the Institute of Sport. Scott subsequently boxed for England in an international meeting with Sweden. He won his bout against Simon Henriksson with a performance described as relentless.
Scott’s place on the Olympic development squad was officially confirmed earlier this month. He now joins fellow Larches and Savick boxer Lisa Whiteside on the Team GB squad. The duo have long term dreams of competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Senior coach, David Fitzgerald has trained both boxers at the Larches and Savick club and commented, “We are the only club in Great Britain to have two boxers on Team GB. It’s great for our junior boxers to see two top athletes training at the club.”
Scott said, “I am absolutely made up. It’s what I’ve worked for since I was young and being on the squad will bring me on to the next level.”
Both Scott and Lisa will be flying off to Kazakhstan in early February for a training camp for GB boxers, boxing elite Russian and Cuban boxers.