No tune up for Kavanagh- Dubliner expects tough Mexican’s challenge

JAMIE Kavanagh will jump back in at the deep end when he returns to the ring at Fantasy Springs in March 20.

It is not quite a sink or swin bout, but after a nine month ring absence Kavanagh would be forgiven for opting for a challenge that would be more about lubricating ring rust than about progressing up the ladder.

Miguel ‘Michael’  Zamudio might have the worst ring moniker in boxing, but he has a respectable record. At 23 he has already been in the pro ring 39 times, he was victorious in 32 of those bouts with 18 of those wins coming by knock out.It’s not  quite a sink of swim, but after a nine month absence ‘The Nuisance’ will trade leather with a young yet experienced Mexican lightweight.

Miguel ‘Michael’  Zamudio might have the worst ring moniker in boxing, but he has a respectable record. At 23 he has already been in the pro ring 39 times, he was victorious in 32 of those bouts with 18 of those wins coming by knock out.

It certainly isn’t a tune up bout or a clash to rid himself of the ring rust, but there is a sense the fluent Spanish speaking Dubliner is keen to get people talking about him again.

“They asked if I would fight Miguel Zumido. He has a 32-6-1 record, so it is definitely not a fight just to ease me back in. It is a tough fight, but I am looking forward to getting back in the ring.Joel Diaz and I spoke about the fight and we have taken it. I am looking forward to getting the win and the future,” Kavanagh told Irish-boxing.com.

The Golden Boy fighter’s return will also be a TV broadcast Co feature. The lightweight admits there can be pressure to put on a show for the cameras, but claims his experience in front of the cameras will stand to him.

“I am really looking forward to getting back in there. It has been a while. I was out for family reasons and I am keen to get my career back on track. The fight is on TV too, which is good for me and for the people at home as they can catch it.

“When you fight on TV you always get a desire to impress, but that is were experience comes into play. I am there to do a job regardless of how many cameras are on me .

A nine month sabbatical isn’t too rare in the world of boxing nor is it anything too dramatic- but there is a make up for lost time air about Kavanagh. He wants to get forward momentum and has charted a plan for the year with Golden Boy, which includes a fight in Ireland.

“The plan for now is to get the ball rolling and go from there. There are some big fights for me in the future. We have spoke about certain plans this week, but we will reveal more in time. I would love to fight at home at some stage too.”

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