News: Kauffman-Koval; Joey Gilbert; Hank Lundy; More

boxingReading, PA (April 13, 2010) - Boxing fans and media filled Blind Hartman’s Tavern Monday night for the kick-off press conference announcing the Pain on Penn Street pro-am fight card to take place May 22nd at the Reading Eagle Theater at the Sovereign Center in Reading, PA. The fight card will consist of seven pro bouts, as well as five amateur bouts and three titles will be up for grabs. The show will be promoted by King's Promotions.

In the main event, Reading’s Travis Kauffman (19-1, 15 KOs) will face Chris Koval (24-6, 18 KOs) from Youngstown, OH for the vacant WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight championship. In the co-feature, Reading’s Keenan Collins (12-5-2, 8 KOs) will clash with George Rivera (11-5, 4 KOs) of Virginia for the WBF Americas Super Welterweight title.

The pro undercard will also include Reading’s Oscar Van Penovaroff, Derrick Webster of Glassboro, NJ and Joseph Judah of New York..

In amateur action, Derek Goldsborough of Reading faces Perry Young of Philadelphia for the Cadet Heavyweight Championship of PA (15-16 year olds).

Promoter Marshall Kauffman: Reading, PA has a great history in boxing, and we’re trying to continue to keep the sport of boxing alive here in Berks County. We have a great pro-am boxing card on May 22nd at the Sovereign Center. In the main event we have Reading’s own Travis Kauffman, who is 19-1 with 16 knockouts, facing Chris Koval of Youngstown, Ohio with a record of 24-6 with 18 knockouts. They will be fighting for the WBF Intercontinental Heavyweight title, the first heavyweight title bout to be held in Reading. In the heavyweight division, one punch can change a fight. In this fight we will have two heavyweights with big punching power, so look for some fireworks on May 22nd.

Travis Kauffman: I’m the first heavyweight from Reading to fight for a title, and I promise come May 22nd, this belt is coming home with me! I‘ve been killing myself in training, and I truly believe it will be a knockout. I want to thank Chris Koval for coming to Reading, but he’s going to have an even longer trip back home when he gets knocked out.

Chris Koval: I want to thank Marshall for the opportunity to fight for this title. I got a lot more notice for this fight than I usually do, so I’m definitely going to be in shape, I’m definitely going to bring it, so you should all come out and watch a great fight.

Keenan Collins: For the last two years it’s been a little rocky for me, but I’m not losing anymore, I guarantee it! I just want to fight, and I’m training hard.

Derrick Webster: I’m bringing the heat! If you’re looking for power, I’m bringing it. If you’re looking for speed, I’m bringing it. I’m promising everybody here another knockout!

Oscar Van Penovaroff: I’ve been training real hard improving on my skills and I hope to score a knockout….. because I like to knock people out!

Brian Jones (Trainer of Webster): I want to thank the city of Reading and Marshall for putting us on this card. Derrick Webster is dedicated to this craft. I think it’s going to be a real exciting fight, and I think you guys are going to love it.

Trainer Dean Williams: I’m proud to be on this card with my young prospects. I’ve been doing a lot of good things with Marshall for ten years now. I’m really happy to be part of this card.

Trainer Jim Ruoff: Marshall and I go back long way…. he’s a great promoter and a great friend. I’m real excited to have the young man I’m working with make his debut here in Reading at the Sovereign Center.

Tickets are priced at $65, $50, $35 and $25 and can be purchased at the Sovereign Center Box Office, and all Ticketmaster outlets.


Reno -- The Grand Sierra Resort/Casino and Let's Get It On Promotions are pleased to announce "Reno Xtreme Fights IV", May 22nd. Reno's own Joey Gilbert (18-2, 14 KOs) will make his return to the ring against veteran Anthony Bartinelli (20-13, 13 KOs) in an eight round middleweight bout. Tickets are on sale now.

Gilbert is coming off of an impressive fifth round KO victory against Ivan Stovall in August. The Bartinelli fight will be Gilbert's first fight back in his hometown since his twelve round unanimous decision loss to local rival, Jesse Brinkley.

"I just want to get in the ring again." Said Gilbert, "I felt great in my last fight, and I would like to have a shot at a big name at middleweight."

Bartinelli is a tough veteran from Phoenix, AZ who is known for taking fights with the best middleweights in the world. He recently went the distance with middleweight world title challenger, Elvin Ayala, and contender Albert Onolunose. Although he has traveled the world and facing off with the best fighters around, Bartinelli looks at this fight as being his chance to make a name for himself in boxing.

"I've wanted this fight with Joey Gilbert for a couple of years now." Says Bartinelli. "This could be my big break."

Both fighters are known for being brawlers with power and good chins.

"This fight has the makings of a war." Says Let's Get It On Promotions' Tommy Lane. "Both stand toe to toe and are not afraid to get hit while trying to knock the other out."

This will be the fourth installment of "Reno Xtreme Fights" - the successful professional boxing/mma series. Other boxers slated to fight on the card are Brandon "Flawless" Gonzales (11-0, 9 KOs), and Chad "Chadillac" Forrester (1-1). Mixed martial Arts fighters currently slated are Reno's own Rick "The Holy Terror" Reeves (9-2) and Kristin Molina (1-1).

Fight card subject to change. More details will be announced shortly. Tickets information is below.

Reno Xtreme Fights is a boxing and mixed martial arts series of events between Grand Sierra Resort and Casino and Let’s Get it on Promotions. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the fight on Friday, March 19 with the first bout at 8 p.m. in the Grand Theatre. Tickets are $75, $55 and $35. Tickets for a King’s Row Booth for four are $1,000 which includes an exciting spot to get close to the action with light appetizers and one bottle of alcohol included. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 1.800.648.3568 or visit


PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2010)— This Friday night at The New Daisy Theater in Memphis, Tennessee, one of the best Lightweight prospects in the world will be on display for the whole nation to see as “Hammerin” Hank Lundy will battle Tyrese Hendrix (18-0-1, 7 KO’s of Gainesville, Georgia) in a bout that will feature two undefeated Lightweights.

The bout will be seen all over America on ESPN 2 at 10pm eastern/7pm Pacific.

Lundy of Philadelphia has a record of 17-0-1 with ten knockouts has been on a roll and relishes the opportunity to knock off yet another undefeated fighter.

He has already defeated two undefeated fighters (Esteban Almarez and a drubbing stoppage of then 10-0 Jason Cintron) and had a disputed draw with then 8-0 Darnell Jiles in Jiles hometown, which is the only blemish on the Lundy’s impressive ledger.

“I can’t wait for this fight on Friday night”, said Lundy.

“I have had a great camp at Joe Hand Boxing Gym with world class sparring. I am going to tune Tyrese up like a Jimmy Hendrix guitar. I see the championship in my near future. This bout is for the NABO title so a win gets me ranked by the WBO. I know the two champions Juan Manuel Marquez and Michael Katsidis better be watching because I am gunning for them after I take care of Tyrese.”

Lundy is very excited about the prospect of fighting in Memphis.

“Memphis is a great town and the fans on Beale Street will get the opportunity to watch the best thing to hit this area since Elvis. That ring on Friday night will be my Graceland and I will decide when it’s time for Hendrix to leave.”

Lundy is managed by Ivan Cohen, who two decades ago was the manager of IBF Jr. Middleweight champion Buster Drayton.

“Lundy has so much natural talent and he works extremely hard in the gym. He takes nothing for granted and that’s why we believe that Hendrix will be on “sleeping on That Midnight Train to Georgia” after Hank takes care of him.” said Cohen.

Lundy is trained by long time Philadelphia trainer Sloan Harrison and strength and conditioning coach Brian Cohen.

Lundy just added one of the best up and coming trainers, Danny Davis who is known for his extraordinaire pad work which improved Lundy’s already lightning hand speed.


April 13, 2010-- When it comes to all female amateur boxing shows, Women in Support Together (W.I.S.T.) pulls no punches. Female Amateur boxers will showcase high energy fights in the “The Road to London” Series on Friday, May 7, 2010 in conjunction with Trenton Housing Authority. This event will include many exciting bouts featuring boxers from the New Jersey and surrounding areas.

W.I.S.T. has a long history in boxing and was the first to bring an All Female Boxing show to Trenton, NJ. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to see female amateur boxers in action,” said Wanda Bruce, CEO of W.I.S.T. and Female Boxing Promoter. “Everyone is welcomed to attend and show support for our female boxers who often get overlooked,” Bruce added. Trenton Pal Team Hope is also hugely popular and has been praised for rehabilitating teenage gang members, taking children off the streets and giving them inspiration and goals through sports. “Women in Support Together introduced brilliant ideas to the Trenton community by giving female boxers the opportunity to showcase their talents at this great event. This was a proud moment for Trenton Pal Team Hope boxers”, says Bill McLaughlin.

This show is sanctioned by New Jersey LBC Association, USA Boxing. The Trenton Housing Authority Gym is located at 875 New Willow Street, Trenton, NJ 08638. Doors open at 5pm with the first Bout at 6pm. Tickets are on sale now and priced at $25 for VIP, $20 Floor Seating and $10 for kids under 8. There is lots of parking. As we mark Mother's Day, Women in Support Together wanted to express our gratitude for the hard work and patience that moms bear in bringing up a child we will giving away hundreds of corsages in honor of all mothers.

For more information on this event and to get your fighter registered, log on to Media Inquiries call, Cha Ross-Estes at 202-255-3797or via email at If you are interested in purchasing tickets in the New Jersey area, please contact William McLaughlin at 609-902-1569

Article posted on 13.04.2010

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