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Golden Boy’s Kavanagh: Ship me back up to Boston

JAMIE Kavanagh wants to ship back up to Boston after getting a taste of what its like to fight in front of Irish fight fans.

‘The Nuisance’, a fluent Spanish speaker has been fought on a lot of Latin American heavy shows since signing pro terms with Golden Boy. The 23 year old lightweight has even have traded leather in Mexico on two occasions, but having fought in front of a passionate Irish American card in Boston on St Patrick’s Day the Dubliner is hoping for more fights on the East Coast.

“Fighting in front of an Irish crowd was amazing. I really felt at home in Boston and I would like to thank all the fans there. It was an all irish affair and everything went to plan on St Patrick’s Day,” Kavanagh told Irish-boxing.com.

“I spoke to Golden Boy after the fight and they want me back there. If they can secure the a deal with the local promoter I should be back. After the fight the promoter approached  me and was complementary, saying it was an amazing fight and so on. So that is a positive too.

“I was just happy to be fighting in front of an Irish crowd. Another good thing was the fight was on BoxNation and Fox Sports. That allowed my family and the Irish fans look at my fight. I hope the deal can be made and I can out in Boston on regular basis. The reaction I got from the crowd was amazing.”

Kavanagh returned to winning ways with a Paddy’s Day points win over Andres Navarro to push his record to 16-1-1.

The former Wild Card puncher, who is now trained by Joel Diaz, was delighted to banish the duck egg breaking blues in the House of Blues, but was equally content to get rounds under his belt.

The Dubliner felt he could have stopped Navarro, but wanted to get rounds and ring practice employing the skills his new trainer has been drilling into him.

“I thought i put in place some of the stuff we were working on in the gym. I was happy with that. It is a work in progress and it was about getting in the ring and getting my last fight behind me,” Kavanagh added.

I felt after the fourth round I could of stepped it up and stopped the guy. But it was just about putting the work from the gym in practice in the ring. I felt i needed the rounds so I could put the loss to bed so I just stook to the basics.”



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