Greg Cohen of Greg Cohen Promotions knows his fighter, Travis Kauffman, must stay focused tomorrow night, when the WBA #10 heavyweight steps in the ring against late sub Jason Barnett of Clearwater, Florida, at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Kauffman (26-1, 19 KOs) will face Barnett for the WBU Intercontinental Championship in the eight-round main event of a card entitled “Let’s Get Reading to Rumble” and presented by King’s Promotions.
“Travis is in line for some big fights, so it’s very important he not look past this opponent, who has scored some upset wins in the past and always comes to fight,” said Cohen. “These are often the most dangerous fights a fighter can take because it’s so easy to have one eye on the future and not on the fight.”
Kauffman has some serious momentum going, winning eight consecutive fights. This will be his third in just over three months. He was originally scheduled to take on capable veteran Manuel Quezada, but paperwork difficulties nixed the fight on short notice.
“The recipe is certainly there for an upset, but Travis is a solid professional who has been brought along perfectly. I know he will go in and get the job done and then the future is extremely bright for him. He’s a very talented American heavyweight with everything it takes to be a star. I will be happy when the fight is over and we can begin to focus on a career-defining fight for him.”