June 25 Jonny Stapleton
Irish Golden Boy Jamie Kavanagh claimed an unanimous points decision over Marcos Herrera in their six round bout in Las Vegas last night.
The Irish prospect of the year controlled the fight from start to finish and threatened to stop the tough American in the fifth and sixth stanza.
Herrera proved a valiant opponent and battled defiantly, but never threatened to prevent the Freddie Roach trained 21 year old from registering his eight consecutive win on the under card of Amir Khan and Zab Judah’s world title unification clash.
With his first term of pro boxing under his belt the Dubliner will now take a deserved break but plans to move on to bigger and better things when he returns from his European holiday.
“I am very happy with the win. Being on big under cards is a great experience. This was just another guy I had to beat. These guy over here are very tough and really do stick around,” Kavanagh told www.irish-boxing.com
“I am having a break now. I will still train and keep fit and in shape, but will take a holiday. I am going back too Spain too visit family and friends and will be back Stateside in September and out again in November. Hopefully I get another six round fight and then move on from there too eight rounds and so on.”