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Fitzgerald: I am moving down in weight-no light middle will be safe

ANTHONY Fitzgerald wants to be a thorn in Brian Rose side in 2015.

The Dubliner, who was last seen in Dublin being stopped by Gary O’Sullivan, is moving down to light middleweight and in typical ‘Fitzy’ fashion is targeting big fights.

The former Irish champion claims no light middleweight of note is safe and stressed a desire to reak havoc at the new weight. Matchroom’s Rose, a name touted previously, certainly appeals, but The Pride of Dublin is gunning for any light middleweight of note.

Some might suggest it’s a bit brazen from the Dubliner considering the manner in which he was stopped last time out, but Fitzgerald has always been abrasive and self assure and is adamant the ‘Spike’ stoppage hasn’t dented his confidence.

“Fair play to Spike he got the win. He caught me lucky with a good shot, that can happen any boxer. I really didn’t think he had that one punch power that can put you down. But he got the win with a good shot you can’t dwell on it, it happens to the best of fighters,” Fitzgerald told Irish-boxing.com.

“It won’t affect my confidence. I will move on and I have faith in what i can do. I am moving down to light middleweight and I think that is a weight that will suit me better. I am coming for them all at light middleweight. There won’t be a light middleweight safe. I hope to get a couple of wins under the belt and then I will be looking for a fight with someone like Brian Rose in the middle of year.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years