Well for the first time ever in Pa, King’s Promotions hosted an 11 bout card that was mixed with amateur MMA along with some of the finest professional boxers in the State and maybe even the world with Travis Kauffman. The night started off with the boxing first as I wanted to allow those fans that are die hard boxing fans to be able to enjoy themselves and then have the choice to leave if they so desired. Well I saw a lot of people stay to watch the MMA fights. I was very surprised by how many people stayed to watch the MMA & I was surprised myself as too how much I enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much that I actually would like to do a few more of them, but next time in a cage.
The boxing ended that night with a bang as Travis Kauffman stopped Livin Castillo faster then anyone has ever done in the past. Travis now moves to 17-0 (14 KOs). Travis came out a little slow in the first round as we knew that Castillo would come out swinging with bad intentions. Travis should great compose and a good chin as he ate some shots from Castillo early in round 1.
Travis then made a huge adjustment as he does in most fights and boxed him from a southpaw stance which I think threw him off and allowed Travis to start unleashing some heavy bombs on him. Travis had him out in round 2 but allowed the veteran to hold on and survive the round. In round 3 Travis wasted little time and took care of business by knocking him out at 1:26 of Rd. 3 which was actually 4 seconds faster then Oleg Maskaev
In the MMA part of the night we had some very competitive fights. The matchmaker Joseph Cunliffe did an outstanding job on making all of the fights very competitive. The Main Event of the MMA was Reading’s own Tony Williams who left all of the fans standing to their feet as he crushed his opponent Jim Gerner with a straight right hand that could not have been thrown any better. Over all it was a sensational night and we at King’s Promotions will be coming back in Sept. 2009