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READING, PA (March 14, 2017) -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 Heavyweight title.”

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 this fight.”

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.”

TRAVIS KAUFFMAN vs. AMIR MANSOUR FIGHT WEEK MEDIA SCHEDULE

*All Times Are Eastern*

Wednesday, March 15

4:00 p.m.                                         FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading –                                                                     Amphitheater
701 Penn St.; Reading, PA 19601
3:30 p.m. – Media Arrival
4:00 p.m. – Press Conference Begins

Thursday, March 16

5:00 p.m.                                       OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN
Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Reading –                                                                     Amphitheater
701 Penn St.; Reading, PA 19601
4:30 p.m. – Media Arrival
5:00 p.m. – Fighters to scales

Friday, March 17

6:00 p.m.                                      SANTANDER ARENA DOORS OPEN
Location: 700 Penn Street; Reading, PA 19601

6:30 p.m.                                     FIRST FIGHT BEGINS

9:00 p.m.                                    BOUNCE BROADCAST BEGINS

CREDENTIAL DISTRIBUTION
Fight night credentials can be picked up from the box office beginning at 5:30 p.m. Proper personal photo ID (Driver’s license or passport) is required for credential pick-up.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, start at $20 and are on sale now. Tickets are available at the VF Outlet Box Office at the Santander Arena, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at Ticketmaster.com.

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Bounce is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 94 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.
CONTACTS: Jim Weiss, Bounce: (770) 672-6504
Swanson Communications: (202) 783-5500
Marc Abrams, King’s Promotion: (856) 287-7611
Tim Smith, Premier Boxing Champions: timothy@haymonboxing.com
Credentials: http://www.abramsboxing.com/credentials-travis-kauffman-vs-amir-mansour-bouncetv/

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