FIGHTERS’ FAVOURITES: Jamie Kavanagh
This week we spoke to Jamie Kavanagh who told us some of his favourites in the world of boxing, and why Jeremy Kyle is the fight he really wants. Stay tuned for a hard hitting interview with the Dubliner re the cancelation of his next bout after Lamont Peterson and Amir Khan’s May 19 fight was canceled after the American failed a drug test.
Interviewer: Paddy Appleton
favourite current fighter and why
My favourite fighter right now is probably (Yuriorkis) Gamboa, that’s a funny question I’ve never been asked that by anyone before but yeah Gamboa is a real top-notch boxer.
-favourite fighter of all time and why
That’s a tough one, I loved Nigel Benn he was very exciting to watch but then I always held Thomas Hearns in high regards too. Either one of those I could pick, whenever you watched a Hearns or Benn fight you knew it was going to be a good one
-favourite fight of all time and why
I don’t know, there have been some great fights down the years. Maybe Hagler v Hearns and The War. That was great to watch, it was a great fight; two great bangers, but also I liked that they took punches and went down but got back up. I don’t know I just like that. It gave them more character as a fighter I think.
-favourite venue to fight at and why
I like the Garden (Madison Square Garden). When I fought there on my debut, you don’t realise, you never know if you’ll get a chance to fight there again, so you really have to enjoy it. I think it’s a great place to fight.
-any person in history who you would like to get in the ring and why, doesn’t have to be a boxer.
I’d love to get Jeremy Kyle in the ring; I’d knock his head off! I don’t think I’m the only one though, I’d say I’d be waiting in a long queue of people to get a chance to do that.