Kavanagh: I’ll soon be ready for Crolla, Mitchell, Flanagan, Ormond or Mathews

Irish lightweight contender Jamie Kavanagh has informed WBN that he plans to be opposing the top UK fighters following his decision move back across the Atlantic from the United States.

Kavanagh, 25, has spent almost his entire career fighting in the USA since signing with Golden Boy Promotions but has now decided that the time is right to make the move and join a domestic division full of world class talent.

The Dubliner, who has lost just one of 20 contests, is yet to nail down a promoter after signing a management deal with MGM Marbella, although is in training to return by the end of the year and hopes to be facing the best around before too long.

“I’m currently being back in the UK under Mark Tibbs and I’m looking to fight near October time, maybe in Ireland or here in the UK,” Kavanagh explained to World Boxing News.

“I’m really excited and looking forward to fighting this side of the pond as there are many names that I can mix it up with. A few boxers stand out above the rest to me, the likes of Anthony Crolla, Kevin Mitchell, Terry Flanagan, Steven Ormond and Derry Mathews, so give me a two or three fights to return to my boxing ways back here in Europe and I’d like to be fighting those guys.

“I believe the lightweight division is the strongest division in the UK and Ireland, so I’m here and looking to make it even better,” he added.

‘The Nuisance’ has won three fights on the bounce since losing his solitary reverse in 2013 against Mexican Daniel Ruis and surely won’t be short of promotional offers to feature on some high-profile British events in the near future.