Travis Kauffman Eyes Major 07!

08.03.07 - This Saturday night in Reading PA, Travis "GW Hope" Kauffman plans to kick off a major 2007 with a bang. At 7-0 with (5 KO's), the undefeated heavyweight prospect is looking at 10 fights by December and multiple TV dates. This Saturday night at the Riversedge in Reading PA, "GW Hope" takes on the hard hitting Joe Stoffle, 10-9-2 (10 KO's) in the co-feature. Speaking on his first year as a pro, Kauffman feels he has gained very important and valuable knowledge..

"I believe that I am a lot smarter when it comes to being in the ring. Last year I think I had a problem with smothering my punches. Last year I just went in there tried to blow a guy out. Now, I am more patient and I allow the fight to develop naturally in my favor. It's more about learning from your mistakes and I am a lot more experienced because of it," explained Kauffman.

Travis also took the time out to discuss his relationship with two time heavyweight champion, Hasim Rahman. "Rahman gave me a lot of words of wisdom and he is a big influence in my life. He is also a good friend. He told me how stay focused and that I can be the heavyweight champion of the world because he knows I have the potential."

If successful this Saturday night, Kauffman will be slated for a card in Kansas City MO in late March and multiple TV fights to follow. "Look out for me because 2007 is going to be a big year. I'm looking to have multiple TV dates and put my skills on display for the whole world."

Doors open at 6:45pm; fights start at 7:30pm. The Riveredge is located on Route 183 North, just south of the Reading Airport. Tickets are priced at $60.00 ringside and $30.00 general admission. $5.00 additional at the door. There will also be a Fight Night Afterparty including beer and food for $15.00 per person. Tickets are available at The Riveredge (610-376-6711), Kauffman's Interiors (610-375-4915), Ted Smith Floors (610-796-2800), and BodyZone Sports Complex (610-376-2100).

Article posted on 09.03.2007

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