EASTON, PA – SEPTEMBER 24 –A night of heavyweight action will serve as the main event at “Fight Night at SteelStacks II” scheduled for October 17, 2013 at 7:00PM at the beautiful ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem, PA. The evening’s main event will feature 13th ranked WBA heavyweight contender Travis Kauffman (26 – 1, 19 KO’s) of Reading, PA in a 6-round bout. In addition to seeing Kauffman in action, former Heavyweight Champions James “Buster” Douglas and Larry Holmes will be on hand for a VIP ticket holder reception and autograph signing.
Kauffman, coming off a TKO victory in North Carolina on September 21, looks to continue climbing the boxing ranks as he prepares for a potential title shot in 2014. Known as “Great White Hope“, Kauffman hopes to turn his rough upbringing on the streets of Reading, PA into being Heavyweight Champion.
Prior to bell time, VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet former Heavyweight Champions “Buster” Douglas and Larry Holmes at a special reception to be held at 6:00PM. Douglas, best known for his 1990 knockout victory over then undefeated Mike Tyson, finished his career with a 38-6-1 record when he retired in 1999. Tickets for the VIP experience start at $100 and include a premium open cocktail package for four hours.
In addition to Kauffman, Jeffrey Dorsey Holmes (0-2), grandson of Larry Holmes will compete on the undercard. Holmes, who was defeated by Marquis Pierce of Phillipsburg, NJ at Fight Night at SteelStacks I in June, will attempt to defend his family’s name as he enters a higher weight class. Holmes has been training with his grandfather and says he feels much stronger in the new division. Pierce(1-1) is also scheduled to appear against a new opponent.
Tickets are on sale now at www.artsquest.org , by phone at 610-332-3378, and the ArtsQuest Center box office. All tickets include a drink package, and start at $35.
Fight Night at SteelStacks II is proudly sponsored by Boyle Construction, Inc., Bennett Jaguar of Allentown, American Printing Unlimited, Service Electric Cable TV and Communications, and Contrail Aircraft Charters, Inc. Along with media sponsors 99.9 the Hawk, ESPN Radio of the Lehigh Valley, and 107.1 the Bone.