Travis Kauffman will be looking to be back in the ring at the end of July. The Reading heavyweight prospect will most likely be on the Showtime Network at the end of July. If Kauffman comes into the fight with the same aggression and confidence it should be a short night. This is a big change from 310 pounds a year ago. (221lbs.)
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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
“Pain On Penn Street” Press Conferences Photos and Quotes
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Reading, PA – The fighters preparing for battle this Saturday, May 30 on “Pain on Penn Street” at Reading, PA’s Sovereign Center met face to face for the first time Tuesday at Downtown Reading Hofbrau bar and restaurant. The event, promoted by King’s Promotions, will be the first to feature boxing and mixed martial arts action on the same card in Pennsylvania history.
The main event will feature Reading, PA’s unbeaten heavyweight prospect Travis Kauffman in his toughest test to date, against southpaw Livin Castillo of Ecuador in an eight round contest. Said Travis, “I’m in great shape and I’m expecting a great fight here in Reading on Saturday night. This is a great opportunity to show where I’m at and where I belong in the heavyweight division.”
Marshall Kauffman, Travis’ father, trainer and promoter of the show, feels his son must rise to the occasion to separate himself from the pack. “This is going to be a tough challenge for Travis. Castillo comes to fight, and he’s faced some of the best in the world. Not only does Travis have to prove a point to the boxing world, he has to prove a point to his hometown of Reading that he’s on that level.”
In the co-featured bout, unbeaten cruiserweight knockout artist Julio Cesar Matthews, a native of Harrisburg, will meet the surging Kamarah Pasley in a six round contest.
Reading heavyweight fan favorite Craig Tomlinson will make his first appearance in five years when he faces Jonathon Felton over six rounds.
Estaban Rodriguez of Lebanon, PA will meet Pottstown’s Travis Thompson in a rematch of their thrilling bout last September.
Bethlehem’s Ronald Cruz will try to make it five straight without a loss when he faces once-beaten Norman Allen of Maryland.
The rest of the card will be rounded out with ten MMA bouts featuring some of the most talented amateur grapplers in the region.
It was also announced that number one rated heavyweight contender Chris Arreola, 27-0 (24 KO) and his trainer Henry Ramirez will be on hand to watch the fights as well as the weigh-in this Friday. Arreola and Kauffman sparred frequently to help Arreola prepare for his fight last year with Travis Walker.
Tickets, priced at $65, $50, $35 and $25, are on sale now and can be purchased at the Sovereign Center Box Office at 700 Penn Street in Reading (610-898-7200) and at all Ticketmaster outlets (800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com).
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