British champion Scott Fitzgerald has his boxing licence SUSPENDED after being arrested and spending 24 hours in a cell for an alleged assault on his ex-girlfriend
- British champion Scott Fitzgerald has his boxing license suspended
- Fitzgerald was arrested this week for allegedly assaulting a woman
- The boxer took to Instagram, seemingly worse for wear, after a night in a cell
British super-welterweight champion Scott Fitzgerald has had his boxing license suspended after allegedly assaulting a woman.
Fitzgerald spent the night in jail after being arrested by police in Preston on Monday on suspicion of attacking his ex-girlfriend.
The British Boxing Board of Control (BBBofC) took action against Fitzgerald following the news and have suspended his licence pending further investigation into the incident.
Fitzgerald, who won a Commonwealth Games gold medal in 2014, vented about the incident on social media as he took to Instagram to call out those who he says ‘set him up’ after spending 24 hours in a cell.
Scott Fitzgerald took to his public Instagram and launched an expletive-laden rant
He appeared worse for wear in the video clips he posted on his social media, launching into a foul-mouthed tirade after being released.
The 28-year-old described an incident as ‘a kick off with my ex-partner and her family’.
An image circulated on Twitter of the alleged victim, who is seen with blood coming from her nose.
‘THE MAD MAN Scott Fitzgerald has just done this to my granddaughter Rhiannon,’ was the caption written by Linda Hetherington Lamb.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: ‘A 28-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident at an address on Ryelands Crescent in the city.
‘Enquiries are ongoing.’
Fitzgerald, who remains unbeaten as a professional, shared his thoughts on his public Instagram profile to 51,000 followers.
An image circulated online of the alleged victim, who is seen with blood coming from her nose
Fitzgerald, pictured here with his Commonwealth Games gold medal, spent the night in jail
The boxer seemed worse for wear as he addressed his 51,000 followers on Instagram
He started by appearing to rap: ’24 hours in a cell, that’s some heavy s***. All my life I’ve been getting nicked, robberies and that, how I was getting it. F*** em!
Fitzgerald then mentioned a series of people in his Instagram story.
The British super-welterweight beat domestic rivals Anthony Fowler and Ted Cheeseman in two blockbuster showdowns last year but his burgeoning professional career could now be slowed by disciplinary action if found guilty.
Sportsmail contacted his promoters Matchroom Boxing for comment.
Fitzgerald is undefeated as a professional and won two big domestic fights last year
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