BETHLEHEM, PA (JANUARY 3, 2014)–On Saturday night January 25th, King’s Boxing Promotions & XFE presents a great night of boxing at the Sands in Bethlehem, that will feature the WBA number-nine ranked Heavyweight in the world Travis Kauffman taking on once beaten Vincent Thompson in the ten round main event.
Kauffman of Reading, PA has a record of 27-1 with 20 knockouts.
He has risen to Number-nine by the WBA.
He won is his first 18 bouts with wins over William Shahan (7-1) and Malachy Farrell (16-1) before his only blemish to Tony Grano.
Kauffman is riding an nine bout winning streak with wins over Chris Koval (24-6) and his last bout when he stopped Jason Barnett in one round on November 30th in Reading, PA.
In that bout, Kauffman dropped Barnett three times with the final two coming on hard body shots.
Kauffman is promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions.
Thompson of Federal Way, Washington has a record of 13-1 with two knockouts.
The thirty year-old southpaw won his first thirteen bouts with wins over Freddie Miller (1-0-1); Enrique Lobatos (1-0-1); Charles Ellis (6-0-1) & Jonta Willis (8-1-1).
In his last bout, Thompson suffered the first blemish on his record when he dropped a six round unanimous decision to Charles Martin (9-0-1) on September 21st in Shelton, Washington.
In the eight round co-feature, rising Jr. Lightweight Frankie De Alba will take on Chazz McDowell.
De Alba of Reading, PA has a record of 10-1-2 with four wins coming via stoppage.
He has not been defeated since his pro debut and is riding an eight fight win streak.
During the streak he has wins over undefeated fighters Andrew Bentley & Benjamin Burgos.
In his bout, De Alba stole the show with an exciting four knockdown performance as he stopped the tough Osnel Charles in four round on November 30, 2013 in Readin, PA.
McDowell of Yonkers, NY has a record of 6-3-1 with one coming by knockout.
McDowell turned pro in 2010 and won his first five bouts. He has been stepping up the competition as he faced Emanuel Gonzalez (10-0), Joseph Perez (9-1) and in McDowell’s last bout he was able to battle to a six round draw with Amos Cowart (7-0) on August 14th in New York.
In an eight round Bantamweight bout, undefeated Miguel Cartagena (10-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on Felipe Rivas (15-15-2, 9 KO’s) of Nogales, Snoroa, Mexico.
Travis Thompson (5-11-3, 3 KO’s) of York, PA will battle Sammy Quinones (4-2, 1 KO) of York, PA in a Lightweight bout scheduled for six rounds.
In four round bouts:
Robert Ramos (1-1, 1 KO) of Palm Bay, FL will fight Gerald Smith (3-0, 1 KO) of Philadelphia in a Lightweight bout.
Khalib Whitmore (4-0, 3 KO’s) of Philadelphia will take on an opponent to be announced in a Light Heavyweight bout
Angel Concepcion (5-0) of Newark, NJ will fight Raymere Palmer (0-1-1) of Allentown, PA in a Light Heavyweight bout.
Christian Molina of Allentown, PA will make his pro debut against Bernel Ayres (0-3) of Harlem, NY in a Jr. Welterweight bout.
Tickets for this outstanding evening are priced at $200, $125, $75 and $50 (tickets will be $5 more at the door) and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com and www.kingsboxing.com
1st bout is 7:15 with the doors opening at 6:15