June 18 Jonny Stapleton
Irish Golden Boy and bright prospect Jamie Kavanagh is planning to light up the neon Vegas Strip with victory over Marcos Herrara this weekend.
The fluent Spanish speaking World youth silver medallist, who has been lined up to top a bill American Spanish speaking Network Telefutra, is confident of victory and is planning to put on a Vegas show of his own this weekend.
“I am only on the under card, but I know there will be influential people watching so I will be looking to impress. I plan to come away looking good. Although the fight will be on early in the card the same TV people that will be at the Khan fight will be at mine,” Kavanagh, who supports a Khan fight for the fourth time, told www.irish-boxing.com.
“It is great to be on such a big show. Most people would be nervous and look at it in a different way than me. I am comfortable fighting on these shows now. Fighting on Khan bills is becoming a habit for me now. We often joke that he can’t fight till I agree to fight on the show.”
The current Irish Prospect of the Year has become a pre main course regular on the Bolton natives fight menus, and admits he is developing a taste for the big time.
However, the Freddie Roach trained unbeaten star couldn’t be more content with the rate in which he is been progressed by the Oscar De La Hoya bossed promotion company.
The 21 year old seven fight novice is happy to play the student card whilst serving his apprenticeship.
“Being involved and watching such big fights up close and personal does give you are tast for the top. But I know where I am at this stage in my career, which is good and I am comfortable with my standings. I am still climbing the ladder.
“I feel with every fight I get too show off something different and I feel I am picking up different things from each bout. Boxing is a difficult sport. It doesn’t just happen for you all of a sudden. It is a slow process if you want to equip yourself to fight at the highest level. I plan to pick as much knowledge and skill as I can before I come back to Ireland. I don’t’ want to return home until I am a much more polished fighter.”
Trying to prevent Manny Pacquiao from making the next step up the boxing ladder is Marcos Herrera(6-5) and despite having an average record the Dubliner believes his next opponent isn’t an average fighter.
“I have seen two tapes of him and the guy isn’t that bad. You can never judge a fighter by his record in America. It is very dangerous to do that. He has looses but only to the top prospects. Training has gone really well though. Sparring was a bit better in this camp. It seems there are more people getting ready for fights than before.”