BOXER Scott Fitzgerald has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a “kick off” with his ex-partner and her family.
The unbeaten Brit confirmed on social media he spent a night in the cells following the alleged incident.
Fitzgerald, who fights as a super-welterweight, said: “Ta f*** da to the police station.
“Twenty four hours in a cell, that’s some heavy s***.
“Yesterday I was arrested after a kick off with my ex-partner and her family.”
A spokeswoman for Lancashire Constabulary confirmed: “A 28-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident in the town.
“Enquires are ongoing.”
Fitzgerland has not fought since his win over Ted Cheeseman last October.
Before that, he took the British title off Anthony Fowler and was set to fight earlier this month on the Scott Quigg vs Jono Carroll undercard.
However, he instead went to rehab at Tony Adams’ Sport Chance clinic for alcohol and gambling addiction.
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Fitzgerland’s arrest comes after fellow fighter Billy Joe Saunders had his boxing licence suspended for posting a video instructing men how to hit their female partners during the coronavirus lockdown.
The WBO super-middleweight champ has since apologised and pledged a £25,000 donation to domestic violence charities.
Saunders will also attend a British Boxing Board of Control hearing in the near future.