Two of Reading, PA’s native sons made their triumphant returns to the ring last night as Travis Kauffman and Jason Cintron scored dominant wins over their opponents at the Rodeway Inn & Conference Center in Allentown, PA. In the heavyweight main event, Travis Kauffman (19-1, 15 KOs) boxed and banged his way to a shutout unanimous decision over 276lb Mike Miller. All three judges scored the fight 60-54 for Kauffman, in his first fight back since losing a controversial fight with Tony Grano on Showtime last year.
“I was a little rusty and I wanted to get my rounds in,” said Kauffman afterward. “I wish I had a little longer to train so I could have stopped him.”
Kauffman’s next fight is scheduled for May 22 at the Sovereign Center in his hometown of Reading, PA. Though a rematch with Grano appeals to him, he isn’t holding his breath. “I’ve moved past Tony Grano, I’m on to bigger and better things. If he offered me a fight, I wouldn’t turn it down. I feel the loss was a fluke and my performances in the ring will show that.”
Welterweight Jason Cintron (12-1, 3 KOs) defeated Maurice Chalmers (7-10-1, 4 KOs) by unanimous decision. Cintron put Chalmers down hard with a right cross a minute into the first round but the defensive minded Chalmers survived the full six.
In other action, super-middleweight Farah Ennis moved to 12-0 with a third round TKO of Emmanuel Gonzalez. Featherweight Coy Evans (7-0-1, 1 KO) won a unanimous decision over a game Robert DaLuz. Eluid Torres raised his record to (3-1-2, 2 KO) with a third round knockout of John Willoughby. Derrick Webster moved to 5-0 (4 KO) with a fourth round stoppage of Pete Guthy.
King’s Promotions, who promoted the first boxing event in Allentown in two years, were proud to announce the event was a tremendous success as all 800 available seats were sold out.