Kavanagh in action on Thursday

23 February 2011 – Jonny Stapleton

Irish Golden Boy Jamie Kavanagh is looking to warm up for the biggest fight of his fledgling pro career with victory on a Club Nokia Show in Los Angeles, California on Thursday night.

The Freddie Roach trained 20 year old, makes his 2011 bow 30 minutes from his new residence before fighting a 40 minute flight distance away from his Dublin home on the undercard of stable mate Amir Khans world title fight with Paul McCloskey.

However, despite being excited about giving Irish fans an up close and personal view of his much touted skills in the MEN Arena on April 19, the newly installed Irish Prospect of the Year is wary of looking past latest opponent Ramon Flores in his first six rounder.

I am delighted too be out again,” he said.

“I am fighting in LA just 30 minutes from my house so there isnt too much travel involved. I am confident. All the training has been done in the gym and I am in great shape. I fight another Mexican Ramon Flores. He has a lot of heart and comes too win. It is a step up and it is my first six round fight. After this we will see where we go, but now right now I am just concentrating on Flores.

I am finding the 135 division a lot better. I am losing the weight a lot easier because I am living as a fighter. I have been sparring Raymundo Beltran a lot for this fight. He is a quality fighter and has been helping me getting me ready, the former IABA Youth World Silver medallist added before discussing his first European paid outing.

I am delighted to be on the Khan v McCloskey under card in Manchester. I spoke to Khan and his team yesterday. I seen them all in the Wild Card gym and I am on that show. It is a great fight for me and a great show to be on. The added bonus is there will be a lot of Irish there. I am intent on showing them my skills and what I can do. Manchester is only a short distance from Dublin espically if you take into consideration how far away LA is.

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