Travis Kauffman Training Camp Notes
Heavyweight Travis "My Time" Kauffman (31-1, 23 KOs) has
been training hard for his showdown with Amir "Hardcore"
Mansour (22-2-1, 16 KOs) that will headline Premier Boxing
Champions: The Next Round on Bounce Friday, March 17 from
Santander Arena in Reading, PA.
Televised coverage on Bounce begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
Kauffman trained in Houston, Texas with famed trainer Naazim
Richardson, and is ready for the hard punching Mansour.
"Evertything is great. I was in Houston starting on December
20th and I came home on March 5th," said Kauffman.
"I have been motivated knowing that I have a killer in front
of me. Amir wants what I want, and that is a shot at the
Kauffman has sacrificed a whole lot for this fight, as he
missed important family moments in order to give himself the
best opportunity to put his family in the best situation in
the long run.
"I missed the holidays with my family. I also missed my sons
birthday. I have never done that before. This has motivated
me, and gives me such a mental edge and a bigger purpose for
Being that Kauffman and Mansour (who has trained a majority
of his career in Philadelphia) are only geographically
separated by an hour, Kauffman knew this fight was bound to
happen, and always visualized a fight with Mansour.
"I have always been confident that I could beat him. I was
down in Texas working hard, and now I am in better shape,
but I know when I win it will get me to the next level."
That next level would be a shot at one of the heavyweight
champions, and just on February 25th, WBC Heavyweight
champion Deontay Wilder took out Gerald Washington in 5
rounds, for which many thought the champion showed some
flaws, which Kauffman thinks he could exploit more should
that match up occur.
"I watched the Wilder fight. I did expect Washington to
present some problems for him, But Washington doesn't have
the experience. Deontay can punch, but Gerald showed that
Deontay can be beat. He showed that Deontay is the most
amateurish Heavyweight champion ever, but you have to give
the man credit, he is 38-0 with 37 knockouts. He can punch
and has a beautiful jab."
But before a fight with Wilder or one of the other
beltholders, Kauffman knows he has a tough task in front of
him in Mansour.
"This fight will put me in the top-five. I just want to win
this and fight one of the champions. I don't care who I
fight. I been working so hard in this fight so expect a
better Travis Kauffman."