By Jonny Stapleton
Golden Boy’s Irish star Jamie Kavanagh fights on a massive star studded bill in Washington tonight, but is adamant he is only concerned with the fighter that will stand front of him and not those that will enter the ring after him.
The Irish Prospect of the Year, 21, takes on Puerto Rico’s Rico Ramesis on the under card of Amir Khan’s light welterweight world title fight with Lamont Peterson stressing the top of the bill is irrelevant once he steps in the ring.
The Freddie Roach trained Dubliner is used to the type of hype surrounding the ‘Capital Showdown’ having made his debut in Madison Square Garden and appearing on shows that included Khan, Paul McCloskey, Zab Judah amongst others.
The Nuisance, who has won all four of his bouts this year without loosing a round, claims he focused on nothing more than registering win number 9 tonight.
“A fights is a fight. That is the way I look at it. I have to focus on my job. I was brought straight into the big cards which is great. However I just take it as another fight. I am very gratefully for the chance on another major under card, but as I said fight is a fight,” the fluent Spanish speaking Wild Card fighter told Mirror Sport.
“A win would be a nice end to the calendar year. To end the 2011 on a card like Khan’s is great.”