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ESPN FNF: Kauffman Ready For Shahan; Angulo vs Rosado, Dirrell vs. Contreras Tonight

Primm, NV - Unbeaten heavyweight prospect Travis Kauffman of Reading, PA tipped the scales at a trim and ready 224.5 for his eight-round fight with William Shahan of Glenville, WV. Shahan weighed in at 245. Kauffman-Shahan will appear underneath the Alfredo Angulo-Gabriel Rosado main event televised by ESPN2 Friday Night Fights and promoted by Gary Shaw Productions. The venue is the Star of the Desert Arena at Terrible's Primm Valley Casino Resorts in Primm, NV..

Kauffman's weight is four pounds heavier than in his previous fight, which was a third round stoppage of experienced journeyman Livin Castillo. Marshall Kauffman, Travis' trainer and father, felt the weight was too light but is happy with this weigh-in result.



Travis Kauffman, 23, set up camp in Deer Lake, PA using the training facility Muhammad Ali called home from 1972 until his final bout. In complete seclusion with no cable television, very little phone reception and only an XBOX 360 to pass the time, Kauffman would rise at 6:30 in the morning, run three miles uphill, spar countless rounds and work with his strength and conditioning coach. Kauffman is confident and prepared for tomorrow night's bout


Angulo vs. Rosado, Dirrell vs. Contreras Tonight

Cerveza Tecate, as part of its efforts to bring the excitement of boxing directly to adult fans, presents “Friday Night Fights” this August 7 in Primm, Nevada. The program will be broadcast live on ESPNDeportes, ESPN2 and ESPN360.com

The main bout of the night will showcase Mexican Alfredo Angulo (15-1, 12 KO's) and Gabriel Rosado (12-3, 7 KO’s) from Philadelphia in ten rounds of Jr. Middle weight action.

Enthusiasts will also be thrilled by the eight super middle weight rounds between Anthony Dirrell (17-0, 14 KO’s) from Flint, Michigan vs. Alfredo Contreras (10-5-1, 4 KOs).

Tickets for $50, $100 are on sale through Ticketmaster or by calling (702) 386-7867

Article posted on 07.08.2009



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