CHORLEY boxing trainer and manager Michael Jennings believes Commonwealth Gold medalist Scott Fitzgerald will have learned a lot from his points victory in his fourth professional fight on Saturday evening.

The 24-year-old defeated Mancunian Darryl Sharp during the four-round light middleweight contest in Leeds.

Now, the Jennings Gym boxer is hoping to be on the undercard of Anthony Crolla v Jorge Linares bill in September along with clubmate Mark Jeffers.

Ex-WBU welterweight champion Jennings said: "It was a tough fight for Scott as he was a southpaw.

"He was bullying him around the ring and they were having to stop him every round.

"But there are still things me and our Dave (Dave Jennings, fellow trainer) were looking at and telling him to improve on.

"We want to make our boxers better and we are always keeping an eye out for things that we can change to make them improve."

Jennings admits it was a great experience for Fitzgerald just like his experience in his career.

He said: "Scott was told to get ready for it but he did not get out to the ring until 11.50pm and I think he was a bit frustrated but I told him that is sometimes the case in boxing you just need to be focussed."

Even though Fitzgerald's bout was the last one for the gym for the summer break, Jennings insists the boxers at the Coppull-based gym cannot rest.

He said: "Scott is looking forward to getting another fight while Mark Jeffers is also going to be on the Crolla bill.

"It will be an eye-opener for him and will be a great experience and if he can keep improving this year it shows what he can achieve.

"Then Matty Askin has a final eliminator in October for the cruiserweight title against Tommy McCarthy.

"He can go into the fight confident that he can win when he is on it."