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Exciting teen prospect Jason Harty wants on BT Sports Frank Warren card

Jason Harty is keen to make his pro bow and hoping to appear on one of Frank Warren’s behind closed doors BT Sports cards.

Edward Donovan told Irish-boxing.com that he was guaranteed a slot on Summer Series over the weekend – and his brother in law wants to join him.

The exciting teen prospect and reigning National Elite Champion signed to Frank Warren earlier this year and was hopeful of debuting on the proposed Carl Frampton versus Jamel Herring world title card.

With the current pandemic preventing that from happening the European Schoolboy silver and European Junior Championships gold medal winner has been left waiting on a debut date.

“It was highly frustration,” he admits when speaking to Irish-boxing.com.

“I was eager to get in the ring and start my professional career. I wanted to get the ball rolling.”

The 19-year-old still doesn’t know when he may get the chance to get that ball rolling, but he does want it to do it as soon as possible.

A fight in the BT Sports studios on any of the proposed five fight Frank Warren shows appeals – and the Limerick fighter is adamant he would be ready if called upon.

“I would like to get on one of the big shows,” he responded when asked about possibly appearing on the BT cards.

“I hope to be out soon. I’ll take what comes in front of me. It would be a great debut and a great way to start of my professional career.”

With regards to being ready to fight he added: I am fit and aggressive, ready to get my my career started. I can’t wait started,” he continues before claiming he wouldn’t shy away from the kind of tough match up TV executives are said to be pushing for.

“I’m happy to get in the ring and do what I do best. I want to show the people what I got.”

Harty also revealed he has used the time afforded by lockdown to upskill and work on his already lauded talents.

“I used the time to work on my skills. I never stop training anyway. I’m fit and ready all the time for the sport’s come back.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com