‘The Nuisance’ looking forward to relaxing in the Vegas ring tonight
By Paddy Appleton
Ireland’s Jamie Kavanagh knows he has to become a more rounded fighter if he wants to get to the top but the Dubliner isn’t fazed.
Kavanagh agrees he is not the finished article and it would be silly to presume so after just 11 fights where it could be argued he hasn’t really faced a stiff test yet.
‘The Nuisance’ goes into Saturday’s fight with Paul Velarde in high spirits following a comprehensive 6th round knockout of Jorge Ibarra in Mexico last month.
The 21 year old Golden Boy fighter is looking forward to fighting on yet another huge card, this time on the Amir Khan-Danny Garcia bill in Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas this Saturday.
He told Irish-Boxing he can’t wait to get into the ring with Velarde on Saturday and without giving too much away Kavanagh spoke of his desire to try a few new things in the ring.
Kavanagh said: “I’m just working on a tighter knit style of boxing; it’s all about being more relaxed and not opening my shots too much. I’ve been told not to rush my work and let the punches really flow.
“This is what I’ve been doing in training and that’s what I did in my last fight. You could see I was more relaxed and it ended up with a second round KO.
“I want to get more used to that and control the adrenaline; I’m improving all the time and using these methods will definitely help.”