Co-Founders Greg Cohen and Barry Honig of The Empire Sports and Entertainment proudly announce the signing of exciting Reading, Pennsylvania, heavyweight Travis Kauffman (20-1, 16 KOs) to a promotional agreement.
24-year-old Kauffman rebounded nicely from his only career loss (a thrilling and controversial Showtime-televised shootout with fellow contender Tony Grano) by knocking out respected hard-punching veteran Chris Koval in less than two rounds on May 22.
“Travis is the kind of exciting young heavyweight the boxing world needs and we are looking forward to doing some big things with him,” said The Empire CEO and Founder Greg Cohen. “He’s got good skills and a strong amateur background and let’s face it – he couldn’t be in a boring fight if he tried.”
Kauffman was the number-one ranked American amateur heavyweight when he turned
professional in 2006. He made his television debut by stopping once-beaten Malachy Farrell in a blowout.
Trained by his father, Marshall, the quick-fisted slugger has an aggressive mindset and likes to attack in two- and three-punch combinations.
“The kid is a hard-working and crowd-pleasing fighter that fans, especially in Pennsylvania, love to see.”