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November 21, 2013

TRAVIS KAUFFMAN STEPPING UP TO MANUEL QUEZADA

Press Release: On Saturday, November 30th at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA, heavyweight Travis Kauffman will take on Manuel Quezada in a ten-round bout promoted by Kings Promotions. Kauffman, 26-1 with 19 KOs, has a lot on the line that night. Not only will he fighting in front of his hometown fans, he could be just a couple of fights away from a major fight. This will be Kauffman’s third bout in just over three months after stretches if inactivity and he believes he is getting back into the shape he wants to be in. Kauffman said, “I haven’t stopped training since I fought Arron Lyons on August 23rd. I haven’t gone up in weight and I am in the peak of my career and I know I have to work hard.” Quezada of Wasco, California has a record of 29-7 with 18 KOs.

“I know he is a tough Mexican, “continued Kauffman. “It says on his record that he has been off for over two years but I know he has been fighting MMA so I know he is in good shape. He has been in with tougher guys then I have so I know he brings great experience especially after giving Chris Arreola some trouble for ten rounds as well knocking out Travis Walker in one round. He is no slouch and I know I have to beat him to get to the next level and it will prepare me as I every fight will be tougher.”

At age 28, Kauffman feels he is ready for bigger opportunities. “If I get that opportunity, I will jump at it. Even if I have to go to Europe to fight Dereck Chisora, Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin or Tyson Fury. But first things first, I have to worry about Quezada.”

This will be Kauffman’s first fight in his hometown in 3 ½ years and he feels that time is right now for him to make a heavyweight statement. “I have changed my life around. I have 5 kids (3 biological) to look out for. I haven’t been staying at home but I am close enough to see my family whenever I have to. The kids can be a distraction but they are my biggest motivation. This is a new me and by me working very hard that will be the difference on November 30th.”

The rest of the card: In the main event on November 30th, middleweight Harry Joe Yorgey of Bridgeport, PA (27-2-1, 12 KO’s) takes on Lee Murtaugh (33-15-1, 1 KO) of Leeds, England in a 12 round bout... Keenan Collins (15-8-3, 10 KO’s) will fight George Sosa (12-4, 12 KO's) over eight junior middleweight rounds... Frankie De Alba (9-1-2, 3 KO’s) of Reading, PA will battle Osnel Charles (9-7-1, 1 KO) of Atlantic City, NJ in a six-round super featherweight tussle.

In four round bouts: Wilfredo Morales of Brooklyn, NY will make his pro debut against Jesus Gonzalez (1-3) of Allentownm PA at Featherweight.. Randy Easton (0-2-1) of Williamsport, PA will square off with pro debuting former UFC fighter Carmelo Marrero in a heavyweight bout... Emil Rodriguez (0-3) of Miami, FL will box Travis Thompson (4-11-2, 3 KO's)) of Pottstown, PA in a junior welterweight bout.

Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or call 610 587-5950.



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