By Jonny Stapleton
HE has fought on cards and shared the fight night spot light with world known stars like Amir Khan, Victor Ortiz, Lamont Peterson, Paul McCloskey and Zab Judah amongst others, however Jamie Kavanagh claims its all about who is in front of you and not who comes after you on big fight nights.
The Nuisance is readying himself to cause more trouble when he fights on the under card of Amir Khan’s December 10 WBA super and IBF light welterweight title world title defence against Lamont Peterson.
Its another fight on yet another delicious fight menu for the Wild Card fighter, but he isn’t worried about the big names that will be topping the bill and is only concerned with his opponent and his own performance.
The fighter, who hails from Dublin but ended up in Los Angeles via a stint in Spain, did admit he is gaining experience of the big occasion.
However he believes there is no difference between a fight that is played out in front of 5000 or 50 people.
“A fights is a fight. That is the way I look at it. You cant get much of a bigger card than my pro debut when you think of it. I was brought straight into the big cards which is great. However I just take it as another fight too prepare for. I am very gratefully for the chance on another major under card, but a fight is a fight,” Kavanagh told www.irish-boxing.com before expressing his delight at being matched again.
“It will be nice too be back in there. I was planning two outings by the end of the year but it didn’t work out that way. One card fell through, but I suppose that’s the way the game goes. I am not the first it has happened to. Khans people are very helping and good towards us so it easy too make the fight happen. It also great cause of the British press and with Britain being so close to home I get too take advantage of it. Alot of the reporters and telly people know me by now.”
Kavanagh brings to an end a calendar year in which he lived up to his Irish Prospect of the Year status.
Now just like the previous owner of that crown, Carl Frampton the Freddie Roach trained pro hopes to add belts to his list of accolades in the year after his hot prospect rein.
“A win would be a nice end to the calendar year. I had my pro debut in May so I look at my years in terms of boxing as starting and finishing in May, but too end the 2011 on a card like Khan’s is great.
“Next year I would like too pick up a belt. I know Golden Boy are talking about fighting for a youth title or something along those lines. That is a start then the rest will come. I have time on my side so nothing needs too be rushed too quick, but ending next year with a belt would be great. Who know maybe even two!”