June 22 Jonny Stapleton
IRISH Prospect of the Year Kavanagh will celebrate a perfect professional debut year with victory in Las Vegas this Saturday, according to manager Steve Feder.
The Wild card youngster takes on Marcos Herrera on the under card of Amir Khan’s world consumed world title unification bout with Zab Judah tomorrow and according to his manager it won’t be too long until he is topping mega bills of his own.
Feder, who has the greatest boxing coach in the world Freddie Roach as his Jamie Kavanagh co manager, has given the 21 year old Irish fighter an A plus grade for his first term as a pro.
Feder claims ‘The Nuisance’ has been no trouble at all and has progressed nicely from novice to much touted prospect.
The American based boxing manager also stressed the Golden Boy fighter has improved drastically over a world wind, mega bill appearing 12 months.
And with the knowledge bestowed on him by Freddie Roach and the experienced gained by sparring in the talent packed Wild Card gym combined with the former Irish amateur’s natural skill Feder predicts he has a future Irish world champ on his hands.
“Jamie has progressed from a fighter, to a multi faceted boxer. He has all the tools, speed, power, being primary which you can’t teach. We’ve had a great start with Jamie undefeated in his first seven outings. His preparation for each fight has been top notch. He has made the transition from amateur to pro with improvement in each outing,” Feder told www.irish-boxing.com “He’s had the pleasure of fighting on big stages since his first fight at Madison Square Garden. This is his second fight in Vegas and his fourth on a Khan under card. He’s fought across the pond which was a great pleasure for him and we will certainly be back. ,”
Kavanagh certainly isn’t making the difficult boxing journey on his own. The former Drimnagh pugilist can boast Roach, Feder, Spanish coach Sedano Ruiz and Golden Boy Promotions as back up and his manager believes the Dubliner is benefiting accordingly.
“Freddie Roach along with Jamie’s amateur coach Sedano Ruiz has the best attention any manager can ask for. Golden Boy Promotions is doing a great job in bringing him a long at the right pace. Going forward I think you’ll see his KO rate increase as he settles down and uses his power. He has tremendous confidence for a young fighter, he’s relaxed in the ring beyond his years. This coming year will be a year of continue growth and we expect nothing less then a future champion.”