VALLEY FORGE, PA (August 11, 2013)—On Friday night, August 23rd, WBA #13 ranked Heavyweight Travis Kauffman will take on upset minded Arron Lyons in an eight round co-feature at the Valley Forge Casino Resort.
The show which is promoted by Kings Boxing will be headlined by a ten round Pennsylvania Lightweight championship bout between undefeated champion Naim Nelson (10-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia defending his title against Ryan Belasco (18-5-3, 3 KO’s) of Wilmingtin, Delaware in a bout scheduled for ten rounds.
Kauffman of Reading, PA has a record of 24-1 with 18 knockouts and the former amateur star won his first eighteen bouts with big wins over Malachy Farrell and William Shahan.
After suffering his only blemish which was a controversial loss to Tony Grano, Kauffman has won six in a row which includes wins over Chris Koval and his last bout when he took out Willie Perryman in one round on February 15th.
“I don’t much on Lyons except that he is durable and goes rounds and he has upset some guys like Joey Abell”, said Kauffman.
“I am not just going in there to knock people out and on August 23rd I am looking for a stellar performance”.
“I know now that I am ranked every fight is a steppingstone and I know I have to dominate Lyons.”
Kauffman knows that being world ranked, that a big fight could be near.
“Whatever is in the future, let it be”
Kauffman is ready to fight anyone at the top of the division, but circumstances have prevented him from taking that defining figjt.
“I was called to fight Tomasz Adamek but they took Dominick Guinn. Adamek is a hell of a fighter but I feel I can beat him. I was offered a fight with undefeated WBA #2 ranked Luis Ortiz but it was only four weeks’ notice for very short money. This is a business and the risk outweighed the reward. I am taking this one day at a time, I have had injuries problems such as three hand surgeries, and ankle and shoulder problems but now I am completely healthy and ready to look to big things in my future”
Lyons of Gulfport, Mississippi has a record of 12-12-1 with nine knockouts and has the aforementioned win over Abell plus two wins over Gabe Brown and a win over Lenroy Thomas.
Lyons has also been in the ring with Charles Ellis, Eugene Hill, Johnnie White, Damian Wills, Luis Ortiz and Kelvin Price.
The rest of the card is as follows:
Frankie De Alba (8-1-2, 3 KO’s) of Reading, PA via Bayamon, PR will take on an opponent to be named in a six round Super Featherweight bout.
Miguel Cartagena (7-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Miguel Eduardo in a four round Bantamweight bout.
In four round bouts:
Lamont Capers (1-2) of Hawley, PA will battle Kamarah Pasley (6-6, 2 KO’s) of Philadelphia in a Cruiserweight fight.
Gerald Smith (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia, PA will take on an opponent to be named in a Lightweight bout.
Damon Allen (2-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia will battle Samuel Quinones Jr. (2-1, 1 KO) of York, PAin four round Lightweight bout.
Khalib “Big Foot” Whitmore (1-0) of Philadelphia battles Richard McCombs (1-4) of Washington, DC a Cruiserweight bout.
Tickets for this outstanding night of boxing are $125 for VIP; $75 for Ringside and $45 for General Admission and can be purchased at:
440 Elm Street
Reading, PA 19601
610 587 5950
714 West Marshall Street
610 275 3609
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