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Travis Kauffman honored by Hometown of Reading, PA

Reading, PA. (December 21, 2015) – Heavyweight contender, Travis “My Time” Kauffman was honored in his hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania by the City Council for his excellent performance on December 12th against Chris Arreola in San Antonio, Texas. Travis Kauffman honored by Reading 2015
In the proclamation, Kauffman was honored for not only his fight with Arreola, where he battled the former two-time world title challenger to a fight in which most people watching the fight both at ringside and watching on NBC had Kauffman ahead, but also for his activities in the community, which includes feeding the homeless and giving back in many facets in Reading.

“I worked hard for years just to get recognized by the city I love,” said Kauffman. “I made many mistakes in my life, but I turned my life around and have done everything to give back to my community and the people of Reading, Pa. I’m honored today to finally be recognized in my city after all the hard work and the dedication. Thank you to the mayor, the City Council, and the people of Reading, Pa for this award. I’m at a loss for words, but my journey has just begun. I love my city and will rep it until the death of me.”

Kauffman, 30-2 with 22 knockouts, is already back in the gym and is looking forward to his next bout which should come in the beginning of 2016.

Yorgey – Blackwell press release

Photos by Mr. Yorgey & Mike McGuigan


Phoenixville, Pa—-“Lightning” Harry Joe Yorgey comes into this fight with a 17-0-1 (8 KO’s) record. He had a very busy 2006 that included 8 fights and a shot at the IBC World Title, which ended in a draw against Martinus Clay back on November 9th. His last fight was on November 30th at the Valley Forge Convention Center against a tough and determined Jeremy Yelton. That fight was voted as the Pennsylvania 2006 fight of the year!


The upcoming Yorgey fight in Phoenixville promises to be a classic! Yorgey goes up against well tested James Wayka out of Mounds View, MN. Wayka brings a respectable 14-5 (8 KO’s) into this fight. He has big wins over previously undefeated Mohamed Ali (6-0) and a very durable and experienced Frank Toledo who was 43-6 going into the fight with Wayka. Yorgey promises to please the Phoenixville crowd in this one as he goes for another victory which will bring him closer to bigger fights and world wide recognition!

Phoenixville‘s, Jules Blackwell 4-0 (2 KO’s), a product of the Phoenixville Area PAL program, and a 1999 Phoenixville High School graduate will be looking to make a big impression on his hometown fans as he swaps punches with tough Philly fighter Omar Carroll. Carroll brings a modest 0-1-1 record into this fight. Don’t let his record fool you. Carroll comes from a very talented gym of fighters and is trained by Kevin Carmondy, who you may remember from our big PAL amateur boxing shows in Phoenixville, puts out very solid, and well trained boxers! This will be a very entertaining fight as Blackwell looks to stay undefeated in his young professional career.

Jules Blackwell 2007 (2)

There will be 6 other bouts on this card, including up and coming undefeated Heavyweight, Travis Kauffman 8-0 (6KO‘S) , from Reading, Pa. Kauffman was among the top three amateur boxers in the nation before turning professional. Also, outstanding female boxer, Olivia “The Great” Fonseca, who is making her pro debut on the card as well as Manayunk’s Joey Demalavez 5-2 (3KO‘s).

For advanced tickets to this event, contact Phoenixville PAL office at (610) 917-3735 or call Mr. Yorgey at (610) 327-3392. General admission $40, ringside $60, and VIP ringside $75. ***For Phoenixville High School and Middle School students who present their student ID at the door, admission is 1/2 price off the general admission price!

** The official weigh-ins of the boxers competing on the card is open to the public on Friday March 30th at 9am at the Colonial Theatre on Bridge Street in Phoenixville. There will be a drawing for 2 free tickets to the fights at the weigh-ins.

Portions of the proceeds raised from this event, will benefit PAL programs here in Phoenixville!

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The Welterweight Wars are coming to Valley Forge

November 9, 2006 – Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

Lion Heart Boxing Productions proudly announces today that it will hold a Live Professional Boxing event at the Valley Forge Convention Center in Valley Forge, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania on November 30, 2006. In the Main Event, North American Boxing Council (NABC) Welterweight Champion and Welterweight contender Antonio Mesquita (33-0, 27 knockouts) will defend his title against an opponent to be announced.

The event titled “The Welterweight Wars” will feature at least five welterweight bouts. In addition to the Welterweight main event and NABC Championship fight, The Welterweight Wars currently has four additional welterweight fights scheduled on its Undercard. of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Welterweight Contender Troy Browning (17-0) will have his first comeback fight after a long visit in the ‘big house.’ Additionally, former Welterweight champion Mamadou Thiam (42-6) of Dakar, Senegal, Lion Heart’s own and Hurricane Katrina Evacuee Elliott Forman (0-1) and New Yorker Rafael Saldana (professional debut) will also be featured, all against opponents to be announced.

The Undercard will be highlighted by Philadelphia’s own knockout sensation up and coming megastar, Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson (13-0, 13 knockouts). Brunson has a hard to believe and an unmatched middleweight record of thirteen knockouts wins in thirteen outings, all knockouts in the first round.

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Undisputed at Madison Square Garden January 7th 2006

Official press release.

Don King returns to the Theater at Madison Square Garden to promote a blockbuster card with three world title fights—two of which are for undisputed world championships—on Jan. 7.

Don King Productions has also announced seven great undercard matches featuring five undefeated fighters supporting an already fabulous “Undisputed” event Saturday at the Theater at Madison Square Garden headlined by world welterweight king Zab “Super” Judah, from Brooklyn, making a mandatory defense against World Boxing Council No. 1-ranked contender Carlos “Tata” Baldomir, from Argentina; World Boxing Association and WBC cruiserweight champion Jean-Marc Mormeck opposing International Boxing Federation champion O’Neil “Supernova” Bell to determine the undisputed champion at the 200-pound weight limit; and IBF junior flyweight champion Will “Steel” Grigsby making a mandatory defense of his crown against No. 1-ranked Ulises “Archie Solis, from Mexico. Also on the card are Undefeated No. 1 IBF Cruiserweight Steve ‘USS’ Cunningham, Heavyweight Contender Owen ‘What the Heck’ Beck, Three-Time WBA Middleweight Champion William Joppy, Leading IBF Contender Mark ‘Poison’ Suarez and Undefeated James ‘Spider’ Webb Meet for No. 1 Ranking; Brooklyn’s Undefeated Featherweight Elio ‘The Kid’ Rojas, Undefeated Canadian Heavyweight Knockout Artist Bermane ‘B.Ware’ Stiverne, and Zab Judah’s Undefeated Brother Josiah ‘Gorilla’ Judah Will All Appear Continue reading Undisputed at Madison Square Garden January 7th 2006