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‘New Kid on the Block’ ready to show he’s got the right stuff – Jason Harty confident ahead of debut

Fight fans will be wondering whose ‘the new kid on the block’ with the right stuff once Jason Harty shows off his skills later tonight.

The former underage standout officially makes a ‘dream’ move into the pro ranks on the BT Sports broadcast show in a matter of hours.

The teen talent takes on Kearon Thomas [1(1)-10(3)] and is confident he will produce a display that will make fight fans sit up and take note.

The Limerick native is promising a class-packed eye-catching display.

“I plan to show my skills and talent, people can expect to see my class. I want to show them what I can do,” he told Irish-boxing.com.

“This is a great opportunity to let people see my talent. They’ll be asking who the new kid on the block is!”

Harty officially turned over as far back as February of last year but has been waiting to punch for pay.

That delay has added to the excitement levels for the Treaty county man.

“I’m very very excited, it’s been a long wait to actually fight and I can’t wait to just be in the ring.

“This is something I have always dreamt about. I’ve dreamt of being a pro boxer ever since I was a young kid, it’s all I ever wanted it’s time now to just live this dream.”

Harty takes on Brit Thomas over four and is expecting a tough foe who may take him rounds.

“He looks like a tough lad, he has great experience and years behind him,” he adds before predicting victory.

“My prediction? I’m gonna win.”

While it will be all-new for one of three limerick fighters to debut this month there will be a familiar face to enjoy the experience with.

Harty, a 2019 National Elite champion, makes his debut alongside fellow underage international medal winner, fellow new kid on the block and his brother law Edward Donovan.

Commenting on that: “It’s great to have someone you know and you grew up with to always train and spar with and to debut beside. We did a good couple rounds in the build-up.”

Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sports for a living for over 20 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: editoririshboxing@gmail.com