Anthony Fowler convinced Scott Fitzgerald is not on his level
Anthony Fowler returns home on March 30th as the Liverpool man competes at the newly-named M & S Bank Arena at the Docklands.
The 28 year-old, who is undefeated in nine contests, faces Scott Fitzgerland, live on Sky Sports.
Looking at the fractions for the fight, the prominent sports betting apps aren’t giving Fitzgerald a chance despite a 12-0 record of his own.
Fowler is a massive 1/7 on favorite. ‘The Machine’ believes his class will ultimately tell on the night.
“I am a level above Scott, I know that for a fact. I always have been,” explained Fowler.
“As soon as I was an amateur I was better than Scott and under Dave (Coldwell) I have just gone to the next level again.
“I haven’t showed it yet because it has been too easy. We’ve been saying to Eddie Hearn we want proper fights from about a year ago. But this took a long time for it to materialise. This is better for me and worse for Scott.
“I will be ready, 11st on the dot. I’ll be fully prepared and whatever Scott does I’ve got an answer for. I am just a bigger, better, stronger fighter. Five rounds… he’s going to fall.”
Fitzgerald, on the other hand, bids to prove he’s not just a name for Fowler’s improving C.V.
“It’s a fight that I’m really looking forward to. I always knew this fight was going to happen. I’m the underdog going into this fight which is fine by me,” he said.
“Every day I wake up and I’m really motivated. I’m grafting at least two or three times a day, recovering and resting right.
“This is a fight I was after as soon as it was mentioned. I broke my hand in my last fight, this fight was meant to happen at the end of last year.
“I feel like I’ve turned 27 and finally grown up. Every day I’m doing what has to be done and that’s not just in the gym.
“I’m coming home and eating the right things and enjoying doing it because I don’t want to lose this fight. I want to win it and I know I can win it.”
The Fowler v Fitgerald clash forms part of a huge Scouse show with ex-world champion Liam Smith topping the bill.
Smith takes on ‘The Savage’ Sam Eggington as ‘Beefy’ bids to push towards an all-UK clash with Kell Brook.
Promoter Eddie Hearn has plans in the pipeline for a massive grudge match following the collapse of Brook facing Amir Khan.