10 December 2010 – Jonny Stapleton
Dublin prospect Jamie Kavanagh will get a taste of the big-time tonight and is hoping another impressive victory will ensure he dines regularly at boxings top table.
The Wild Card based Crumlin native will attempt to push his undefeated record to four fights under Las Vegas lights, as he fights on the under-card of Amir Khans WBA defence against Marcus Maidana.
The Freddie Roach trained Nuisance believes the exposure on the massive show, as well as rubbing shoulders with the boxing big guns can only help his progression.
The 19 year old Golden Boy promoted light welterweight believes he will be inspired by the big time surroundings and is going to seize his chance to impress with both gloves.
Its a great opportunity for me to impress on another Amir Khan card. I am really looking forward to fighting and getting another win, Kavanagh told Mirror Sport. Seeing big named guys in the gym obviously rubs off on you as does fighting on these cards. It becomes a case of you wanting what they have. It helps too drive you that little bit more.
I have been sparring Khan, Raymundo Beltran and Dean Byrne for this fight. Amirs very quick and explosive which keeps you on your toes. I like that because it helps to make me a better fighter, Kavanagh added before reflecting on a whirlwind six months that has seen him join the Wild Card gym and establish himself as a Golden Boy prospect.
I am happy the way the year went. I am just going take it fight by fight and improve from now on. Next year I will start six round fighting which I am looking forward to. I believe I will be better in the longer distance because I like to break boxers down. There have been rumours of me fighting back home, but I wont be going back to Ireland for the time being. I want to fight more on the east coast of America first. I do want to come home and fight theres no better feeling than that, but not just right now.