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Kavanagh reflects on his Stadium adventures ahead of home coming

Jamie Kavanagh returns home in more ways than one on Saturday November 7th.

‘The Nuisance’ trades leather in his home town Dublin for the first time since turning pro in 2010 and returns ‘home’ to the venue were he made his name as a stand out amateur.

The 25 year old former Golden Boy puncher has returned to Europe from America and has his set his sights on making an impression on a lightweight division that includes Irish and British stars like Stephen Ormond, Derry Matthews, Anthony Crolla, Kevin Mitchell, Luke Campbell and more.

First however, is the exciting prospect of a homecoming on the MGM Second Coming show.

Speaking to Irish-boxing.com the 25 year old well traveled fighter couldn’t hide his delight about returning to Dublin and the Stadium.

“It’s big for me to be fighting on my home turf. I have fought all over the World bar my hometown! A normal pro fights at home first and then goes around the world. I am backwards me!”

It is not just Dublin the former Wild Card fighter returns to, he goes back to the the Stadium a venue he is more than used to having his hand raised in. However, the last time he traded leather on the South Circular Road he lost to a now fellow pro and one most would have loved to see in action on November 7th – Phillip Sutcliffe Jr.

“The last time I fought in the Stadium was against my friend Phil Sutcliffe and I lost. The fight was stopped on a cut. It would be hard to pick a favourite fight out of all the fights I have had there because I had so many. But by far my favourite time there was in 2008. I won the Intermediates, the Under 21s and Junior Irish Championships as well as making the finals of the Seniors. That was a big achievement for me and a platform to go aboard and get silver in the World Youths Championships.”


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