Antony Fowler loses unbeaten professional record

Scott Fitzgerald (right) - senses victory
Scott Fitzgerald (right) - senses victory

Antony Fowler lost his unbeaten professional record to former Great Britain team-mate Scott Fitzgerald

Rio Olympian Antony Fowler lost his unbeaten professional record to former Great Britain team-mate Scott Fitzgerald, who triumphed via split decision after 10 tumultuous rounds.

Fowler, a heavy favourite, started on top before Fitzgerald took over in the middle part of the contest to build a slender points lead.

Fowler had a strong ninth round, rattling Fitzgerald with a big uppercut, but the Preston man reacted superbly in the last as he dropped Fowler to scrape home 95-94 (twice), with the third judge scoring 96-94 for Fowler.

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