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WBA #9 Rated Heavyweight Travis "My Time" Kauffman returns to the ring on January 25th, 2013 against ultra slick boxer Vincent Thompson for the WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Championship at the Sands Casino Event Center in Bethlehem, PA. For those who will not be in attendance, fear not, you will be able to watch this card shortly after it ends on GFL.tv OnDemand.
Kauffman is currently riding a 9 fight winning streak since his sole blemish against Tony Grano in 2009, which was plagued by a very controversial ending. In his last fight, Kauffman demolished veteran journeyman Jason Barnett in less than a round. A win over Thompson will be a good way to capatilize on his streak and will surely move him up in the rankings while helping him close in on the title shot he has dreamed of since he was a kid. While a loss will send Travis back to the drawing board which is a price he is not willing to pay.
His opponent Thompson is a different kind of heavyweight. Thompson is not known for his KO percentage but his ability to outbox his opponents over the course of the fight. Thompson is looking to rebound after suffering his only loss in his last fight via 6 round Unanimous Decision to undefeated prospect Charles Martin. Thompson knows 2 losses in a row could completely derail his promising career while a victory could earn him a top 10 spot in the world rankings.
You can expect a classic "styles make fights" match up where both men have everything to lose and gain so they will be at their best.
In the co-main event Frank Santos De Alba (10-1-2) returns to the ring for the 1st time since destroying, the usually durable, Osnel Charles in Reading this past November. De Alba will be facing the very tough New Yorker Chazz McDowell (6-3). De Alba who continues to impress fans and insiders alike is quickly making his way up the rankings and impressive win here could lead to bigger fights in 2014.
Chazz McDowell may not have the best record but he always comes to fight. Expect McDowell to test the highly touted De Alba in every aspect. This is the type of fight where both men will leave it all in the ring and the fans are sure to see a war!
Undefeated prospect Miguel Cartegena (10-0) also returns to action for the 1st time in 2014 when he faces Felipe Rivas (15-15-2) in a showcase fight. Cartegena will look to impress against the cagey veteran as he looks to ascend up the ranks while Rivas will look to prove he isn't your average journeyman and collect the "0" from the young prospect. We will get to see how close Cartegena is to being ready for the big time!
Nazim Richardson trained and GFL.tv "Prospect of the Year" nominee Khalib Whitmore (4-0), from Philadelphia, PA. will take on North Carolina's Antonio Liles (1-4). Whitmore will need to impress here to make sure he stays busy in 2014 and to prove why he is one of Philly's highly touted prospects.
Rounding out the card are Christian Molina (Debut) making his pro debut against Dominic Goode (0-1) in a 4 round JR Middleweight showdown. Also lightweight Lonnie Jackson Jr (3-1-1) will look to rebound from his 1st loss when he faces Robert Ramos (1-1) in another 4 round attraction. Finally Samuel Quinones Jr takes on Benjamin Burgos in 4 rounds.
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