JAMIE Kavanagh admits he is under pressure to get his hand raised when he makes a Boston début in the House of Blues on Monday night. However, the 23 year old lightweight claims that burden to win has nothing to do with the fact his bout with Andreas Navaro is his first since his loosing his 0 in Mexico late last year.
The American based Dubliner, a former Wild Card fighter, claims he puts pressure on himself to win for the people that pay to see him trade leather. That and he loves the feeling that accompanies victory.
“You always feel pressure to win because of the people that come to watch you box. Plus I love boxing and winning is the best part. I have put a lot of training and it makes it worth while winning and that is what I will be doing on Saturday, winning,” Kavanagh told Irish-boxing.com.
‘The Nuisance’ took on big puncher Daniel Ruiz, who boasts 22 knockouts from 32 wins, but post fight was adamant he didn’t step up too soon. Kavanagh was rushed to the ring and didn’t have time to warm up and as a result suggests he just got caught cold.
The Golden Boy puncher is adamant he won’t suffer similar problems on a card on which John Joe Nevin makes his debut.
“Every fight is different. My last fight didn’t go too plan so I’m looking forward to coming away with the win. His recent form or record makes no difffence to me. I know if I box to the best of my ability I will beat most out there.” Kavanagh added.