The Golden Duo- Kavanagh believes he and Quigley can help each other Stateside

IT is the most individual of sports, but Jamie Kavanagh believes he and Jason Quigley can be a great American boxing double act.

The Dubliner has been fighting in America since 2010 and due to the fact he is a fluent Spanish speaker and is West Coast based has been involved on cards with a Mexican our South American feel.

However, having recently been signed on Golden Boys books by the middleweight prospect the 2008 World Youth Amateur silver medal winner may get the chance to play the Irish fight card more.

‘The Nuisance’, who is in talks with Golden Boy about extending his contract, believes both can share big cards in the future and expressed his delight at having some Irish company Stateside.

“Having Jason on the Golden Boy team is great. Golden Boy are pushing us together, which is great and we can share some big cards in the future,” Kavanagh told

“We were on Irish teams together in the past and even shared the ring so we know each other so it’s a big plus for both us. Its nice to have a bit of company too.

“I’ve been doing this for 4 years now on my own and now I have a n Irish partner I suppose you can say.”

Quigley and Kavanagh both registered wins on the same card last weekend, the Donegal middleweight returns to the ring as soon as April 30, but soon to be father, Kavanagh will have to wait before he confirms a fight date. The 24 year old is currently sorting out a Golden Boy extension and has a cut that needs to heal.

“There is no word about my next fight date because my contract is up with Golden Boy. We are in talks about renewal at the minute and things are going positive. I have great relationship with Robert Diaz from Golden Boy and I am looking to get out again in May sometime. I have a gash on top of my head from a head butt (in his last fight) but once that’s healed I’ll be back in gym and ready too rock.”

Kavanagh’s stoppage win over Miguel Zamudio on Friday night in LA was his first fight in over eight months and to say he was delighted to be back in an understatement. The Joel Diaz trained fighter was also happy his return was broadcast on Fox Sports and BoxNation.

“It felt great too be back in there. Its a great feeling, the buzz is unreal. That buzz, the atmosphere, walking out and waiting in dressing room I missed all that but I’M BACK NOW,” he added

“TV time is great too. I enjoyed it the whole build up and being on the fight poster hearing your name on TV advertisements, radio and on TVs around the casino. It makes all the hard work worth while.”


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