Allentown, PA (2-28-10) – Two of Reading, PA’s native sons made their triumphant returns to the ring last night as Travis Kauffman and Jason Cintron scored dominant wins over their opponents at the Rodeway Inn & Conference Center in Allentown, PA. King’s Promotions, who promoted the first boxing event in Allentown in two years, were proud to announce the event was a tremendous success as all 800 available seats were sold out..
In the heavyweight main event, Travis Kauffman boxed and banged his way to a shutout unanimous decision over Mike Miller. Kauffman, 228, came out in the first round looking to make a physical impression on the much larger Miller, 276, as he hammered hard body shots in the first round. Those body shots began to take their toll in the second round as Miller began to slow precipitously and allowed Kauffman to work his jab consistently.
Kauffman switched stances effortlessly and landed hard right hooks to the head and body. The durable Miller of Akron, OH absorbed thudding shots but remained standing for the duration of the fight. All three judges scored the fight 60-54 for Kauffman.
The win was Kauffman’s first fight back since losing a controversial fight with Tony Grano on Showtime last year.
“I was a little rusty and I wanted to get my rounds in,” said Kauffman, now 19-1 (15 KO). “I wish I had a little longer to train so I could have stopped him.”
Kauffman’s next fight is scheduled for May 22 at the Sovereign Center in his hometown of Reading, PA. Though a rematch with Grano appeals to him, he isn’t holding his breath. “I’ve moved past Tony Grano, I’m on to bigger and better things. If he offered me a fight, I wouldn’t turn it down. I feel the loss was a fluke and my performances in the ring will show that.”
Jason Cintron continued to put distance between himself and his only career loss by defeating Maurice Chalmers by unanimous decision. Cintron, 144, put Chalmers down hard with a right cross a minute into the first round but the defensive minded Chalmers held and survived. Cintron continued to box effectively and land hooks and right hands throughout that solidified the victory. Cintron moves to 12-1 (3 KO) while Chalmers drops to 7-10-1 (4 KO).
In other action, super-middleweight Farah Ennis of Philadelphia moved to 12-0 with a third round TKO of Emmanuel Gonzalez. Featherweight Coy Evans 7-0-1 (1 KO) of Philadelphia won a unanimous decision over a game Robert DaLuz. Allentown’s Eluid Torres raised his record to 3-1-2 (2 KO) with a third round knockout of John Willoughby. Derrick Webster of Glassboro, NJ moved to 5-0 (4 KO) with a fourth round stoppage of Pete Guthy.
All of the fights can be viewed beginning tomorrow night at GoFightLive.tv for the affordable price of $4.99.
For more information on Kauffman, Cintron and all other King’s Promotions fighters, visit.www.kingsboxing.com .