Fantasy Springs for Kavanagh

15 May 2011 – Jonny Stapleton

Irish Golden Boy Jamie Kavanagh is looking to continue the fairytale start to his pro career with victory in Fantasy Springs, California on June 3.

Kavanagh makes a return Stateside after an impressive display in Manchester last month and enters the ring for the sixth time in under a year in a bid continue his unbeaten start to professional life. An opponent has yet to be confirmed for the Freddie Roach trained former Crumlin amateur, but The Nuisance is confident he can trouble and defeat any would be challenger. The Wild Card fighter claims he is just happy with the rate at which the fights are coming and is grateful for the chance to improve his record and skills further.

I am fighting on June 3 in Fantasy Springs in California. I am not sure who is the main event as of yet. I am also still waiting on an opponent. I should know more in the next few days, Kavanagh told

Golden Boy have kept me busy. I had six fights this year. I was due too have eight but I was out of the country with visa issues for a while, which hampered that. Everything is sorted now. Its all good. I am happy with the number of fights I have had and I am looking forward too more, he added before discussing his upcoming bout.

I am not too worried who I have to fight. As I have always said whatever fighter Golden Boy throw my way I will fight. I am confident regardless. I am doing the rounds in the gym and training hard. It a case of just being ready for whoever they give me.

It seems the former IABA Youth World silver medallists promotional company are managing him well and Kavanagh will get every chance to mirror his non paid success in the pro game. And the Irish Prospect of the Year is delighted with the manner in which his career is progressing.

2011 has gone too plan so far. I have fought in LA and in Manchester. I have fought once on TV. I dont know if this fight is on TV, but I have talked too golden boy and they want too put me on as many TV dates as they can. They want me on Spanish speaking and English speaking TV. It is great they are brilliant for me and keeping me active.

Kavanagh arrived in the famous Wild Card Gym via a ten year stint in Spain and the fact he speaks fluent Spanish further attracted Golden Boy to Kavanagh.

The Dubliners next bout is rumoured to be on a Spanish speaking TV Network and the Paddy Cap sporting undefeated youngster claims Latin Americans are taking to him as much the Irish equivalent.

A lot of the South Americans and Spanish speaking populations over here dont think I am Irish they think I am Spanish. Obviously not because of the way I look, it is just the fact I speak Spanish. They come up too me and I speak Spanish more than English over here so they find it funny I am an Irish. I would probably feel the same about them if they started speaking Irish!

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