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Super Featherweight Contender Edner Cherry Wins  Tough Decision Over Omar Douglas in Main Event of  Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 &  BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday Night from  Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

 
Battle of Unbeaten Prospects Sees Stephen Fulton Earn Unanimous Decision Over Luis Rosario
&
Frank DeAlba Gets Decision Victory Over Ryan Kielczweski
in Super Featherweight Clash
 
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BETHLEHEM, PA. (April 5, 2017) – Former title challenger Edner Cherry (36-7-2, 19 KOs) won a competitive decision over Omar Douglas (17-2, 12 KOS) in the main event ofPremier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday night from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
Cherry came out aggressive from the opening bell, landing a strong left hook and backing up Douglas early and often over the first few rounds. Douglas attempted to control the fight with his jab and movement and had some success moving his head to avoid many of the power punches from Cherry.
Douglas did well as he increased his attack to the body in the middle rounds and continued to move backward to avoid the power punches being thrown by Cherry. The differing styles left the judges with a decision to make in weighing the movement and technique of Douglas versus the aggression of Cherry.
In the end, the consistency of Cherry’s attack, who frequently targeted Douglas with combinations to the head, was more effective in the minds of the judges. The final score totals were 98-92 and 96-94 twice for Cherry.
Additional action featured Philadelphia’s Stephen Fulton (11-0, 5 KOs) earning a unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Luis Rosario (8-1-1, 7 KOs) in their eight-round super bantamweight contest.
Rosario was the more aggressive fighter in the early rounds, but it was Fulton who timed his opponent first and built up an early lead with a combination of check hooks and power punches. Fulton was patient against the attack-minded Rosario and was able to counter effectively while avoiding Rosario’s power punches.
Fulton continued to have success in the middle rounds as Rosario’s attack slowed, but the Puerto Rican fighter came out with an increased level of aggression in round seven and tagged Fulton during several exciting exchanges.
Despite the increasing pressure, Fulton was able to stay composed and fend off Rosario over the final two rounds on his way to winning a unanimous decision by scores of 78-74, 79-73 and 80-72.
The opening bout of the telecast saw Bethlehem’s Frank DeAlba (22-2-2, 9 KOs) score a unanimous decision over Ryan Kielczweski (26-3, 8 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight bout.
The hometown fighter got off to a slow start as Kielczweski appeared to control the early rounds using his movement and tagging the southpaw with right hands. DeAlba began to work on the inside of his opponent and found more success starting in the fourth round.
Once he had closed the distance, DeAlba began to land hooks to the head and smothered much of Kielczweski’s offense. With an increased emphasis on body-punching in the late rounds, DeAlba turned the tide of the fight in the judges’ minds and earned a unanimous decision by scores of 77-75 twice and 80-72.
Here is what the fighters had to say Tuesday night:
EDNER CHERRY
“I take my hat off to Douglas. I thought I pulled out the victory. I tried to press for it but it was a back and forth fight.
“I’m excited to get the win. I beat a great young fighter. I hate when people say I’m old because I work harder than these young fighters. I drive an hour and a half to the gym every day to do this.
“I’m looking for big things. I want to be great and I want the biggest fights out there. I believe I’m going to get a significant fight.”
OMAR DOUGLAS
“I didn’t lose that fight. Period.
“The fight went how I expected it would in the ring. I’ve always been a fan of his. I feel like I fight great competition and I was able to out box him with my jab. He tried to bait me in and I showed I was the better boxer.”
STEPHEN FULTON
“I feel good winning my first eight-round fight and televised bout.  I feel great after that performance. The fight went exactly how I thought.
“I knew he would try to drop combinations on me, but I worked my jab and moved so I would not be in a straight line for his left hand.”
LUIS ROSARIO
“Fulton is a good boxer. He did not want to fight man-to-man, but he moved well. He was shying away from exchanging with me.
“I thought it was a close fight that could have gone either way.  I blocked a lot of his punches with my gloves.”
FRANK DEALBA
“It was a great fight. He is a tough fighter and I felt I did enough to get the decision. I out boxed him.  He was just looking for one big shot.
“Hopefully this win gets me to another level.  He has fought really good opponents, so a win over him gets me to fight bigger fights.  I was in great shape. I saw he was tiring and I thought that was the difference.”
RYAN KIELCZWESKI
“It was a good fight for me and I stuck to my game plan. In the seventh round he hit me with a body shot and knocked the wind out of me.
“It was a close fight but I thought I won 5-3.  I could have lived with a draw.  He got the close rounds, but every round? Come on.”
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Weights from Bethlehem, PA

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Bethlehem, PA (April 3, 2017)–Weights for Tuesday night’s card at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.
Edner Cherry 129.5 – Omar Douglas 129.3
Stephen Fulton 122.6 – Luis Rosario 122.8
Frank De Alba 130.2 – Ryan Kielczweski 130.2
Naim Nelson 138.9 – Tre’Sean Wiggins 142
Thomas Velasquez 135 – Wilfredo Garriga 132.8
Jimmy Kelleher 164 – Jose Valderrama 165.5
Hector Bayanilla 124.4 – Jordan Peters 123.7
Devin McMaster 154,5 – Gregory Clark 157.4
Ryan Wilczak 160.5 – Courtney McCleave 164.4
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available atwww.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

5:30 p.m.                                           SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENTS CENTER DOORS OPEN
Location: 77 Sands Blvd.; Bethlehem, PA 18015

6:30 p.m.                                           FIRST BOUT

9:00 p.m.                                         FS1 & FOX DEPORTES BROADCAST BEGINS

CREDENTIAL DISTRIBUTION
Fight night credentials can be picked up on Tuesday, April 4 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Backstage Entrance. 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, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

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Fans can live stream the fights on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The fights are available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.
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Naim Nelson – Tre’Sean Wiggins highlights packed non-televised undercard on Tuesday night at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Also seeing action on non-televised action will be undefeated fighters Thomas Velasquez, Jimmy Kelleher, Ryan Wilczak, Devin McMaster, Hector Bayanilla & Juan Sanchez

Televised tripleheader on PBC on FS1 Toe to Toe Tuesdays & Boxeo De Campeones on Fox Deportes features Edner Cherry – Omar Douglas in the main event; Stephen Fulton – Luis Rosario and Frank De Alba against Ryan Kielczweski
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Bethlehem, PA (April 3, 2017)–Naim Nelson will battle Tre’Sean Wiggins in a super lightweight bout scheduled for eight-rounds which will be the featured non-televised bout on a a jam-packed 10 bout card will feature some of the best fighters in the Lehigh Valley on Tuesday, April 4th at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center.

Former title challenger Edner Cherry (35-7-2, 19 KOs) and once-beaten Omar Douglas (17-1, 12 KOs) appear in the main event in a 10-round lightweight bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes. 

Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features an eight-round showdown between unbeaten featherweight prospects Stephen Fulton (10-0, 5 KOs) and Luis Rosario (8-0-1, 7 KOs) plus Bethlehem’s Frank DeAlba (21-2-2-, 9 KOs) taking on Massachusetts-native Ryan Kielczweski (26-2, 8 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight attraction.

Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available atwww.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
Nelson of Philadelphia has a record of 13-2 with one knockout.
The 26 year-old Nelson is a six-year professional who won his first 12 bouts with wins over Korey Sloane (1-0), Esteban Rodriguez (5-1-1) and Jerome Rodriguez (6-0-3).
The only two blemishes on the resume of Nelson are decisions losses to former world champion Mickey Bey (21-1-1) and to Alejandro Luna (20-0).  Nelson took the Luna bout on less than 24 hours notice.
Wiggins of Newburgh, New York has a record of 7-3 with six knockouts.
Like Nelson, Wiggins is also 26 years-old, and has a 1st round stoppage over future world champion Jason Sosa.
Wiggins is coming off a eight-round unanimous decision loss to undefeated Mykal Fox (12-0) on February 11th,
In a six-round bout, Thomas Velasquez (7-0, 5 KO’s) of Allentown, PA will take on Wilfredo Garriga ((3-5-1, 2 KO’s) of Juan Diaz, PR in a super featherweight battle.
In four-round fights:
Jimmy Kelleher (3-0, 3 KO’s) of Scranton, PA will fight pro debuting Jose Valderrama (5-18, 3 KO’s) of Manati, PR in a super middleweight bout.
Ryan Wilczak (2-0, 1 KO) of Scranton, PA will tussle with Courtney McCleave (2-6, 1 KO) of Concord, NC in a middleweight bout.

Devin McMaster (1-0) of Allentown, PA will take on Gregory Clark (1-1) of Washington, DC in a super middleweight bout.

Hector Bayanilla (1-0, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA will fight Jordan Peters (1-0, 1 KO) of Washington, DC in a super featherweight bout.
Juan Sanchez (2-0, 1 KO) of Allentown, PA squares off with Edgar Cortes (3-4) of Vineland, NJ in a featherweight bout.
EDNER CHERRY vs. OMAR DOUGLAS MEDIA SCHEDULE

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Monday, April 3

6:00 p.m.                                            OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
Location: Berks Room (Located inside Sands Bethlehem Events Center)
77 Sands Blvd.; Bethlehem, PA 18015
5:30 p.m. – Media Arrival
6:00 p.m. – Fighters to scales

Tuesday, April 4

5:30 p.m.                                           SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENTS CENTER DOORS OPEN
Location: 77 Sands Blvd.; Bethlehem, PA 18015

6:30 p.m.                                           FIRST BOUT

9:00 p.m.                                         FS1 & FOX DEPORTES BROADCAST BEGINS

CREDENTIAL DISTRIBUTION
Fight night credentials can be picked up on Tuesday, April 4 from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Backstage Entrance. 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, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.

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Fans can live stream the fights on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The fights are available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.
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Former Title Challenger Edner Cherry and Once-Beaten Omar Douglas Training Camp Quotes

 
Lightweight Clash Headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 & BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, April 4 From Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
 
Plus! Battle of Unbeaten Featherweights Stephen Fulton & Luis Rosario While Bethlehem’s Frank DeAlba
Meets Exciting Brawler Ryan Kielczweski in
Super Featherweight Showdown
 
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BETHLEHEM, PA. (March 31, 2017) – Former title challenger Edner Cherry (35-7-2, 19 KOs) and once-beaten Omar Douglas (17-1, 12 KOs) made their final camp statements before engaging in a 10-round lightweight bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes, Tuesday, April 4 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features an eight-round showdown between unbeaten featherweight prospects Stephen Fulton (10-0, 5 KOs) and Luis Rosario (8-0-1, 7 KOs) plus Bethlehem’s Frank DeAlba (21-2-2-, 9 KOs) taking on Massachusetts-native Ryan Kielczweski (26-2, 8 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight attraction.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available atwww.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
Cherry of Wauchula, Florida has had a smooth camp while training in the Sunshine State and is ready for the 46th start of his professional start.
“Everything is good, and we will be prepared for everything on April 4th,” said the 34-year-old Cherry.
“On April 4th, whatever Douglas brings, we will be prepared for.  This is not the first time, that I’ve been in this position. He is the guy who has to prove he can perform.  I have been there before, so the pressure is on him.”
Cherry has been a top contender at both the 130 and 135 pound divisions, and he even challenged for a world title at 140 pounds. He believes there are many reasons that he has remained a viable contender who has only lost once in the last nine years and 13 fights.
“I am motivated and I believe in myself,” said Cherry. “Those are the reasons that I am still here at the top of the 130 and 135 divisions.  My family gives me drive every day.  April 4th will be another great fight.  This is my job and I have to go out and do it well.”
Cherry believes a win should gain him another crack at a world title.
“A win definitely puts me ahead.  It will open doors for better fights and better paydays.  A title shot is what I want.  But also a bigger money fight that will take care of my family.”
Douglas has been training at home in Delaware, has been working hard for this fight, which could be a breakthrough fight on the heels of his narrow defeat to former world champion Javier Fortuna last November.
“Everything is great.  This has been a long camp.  I have been getting great work,” said the 26- year-old Douglas.
“I am the better fighter.  I have known about him for a long time.  I watched him a lot when he fought on Friday Night Fights.”
That fight with Fortuna was a major step up, and Douglas had a lot of positive moments, as he dropped the former champion in the 1st round, only to lose by three points on two cards and one point on a third card.
“The Fortuna fight let me know and let the people know that Omar Douglas is a world class fighter.  Even in a loss, people did not expect me to do well. I thought that I showed a lot that night and I will carry that confidence into this fight on April 4th.”
Douglas believes that a win over Cherry is his path to a world title.
“I think that it is time.  I just happen to be crossing paths with Cherry.  This fight makes sense for me.  I will let people know that I am player at 130 pounds, and a win will earn me a title shot.  I have shown that I will fight anyone.  Look at the records of my previous opponents. Fortuna was 30-1 and one fight removed from being a world champion.  Alexei Collado was 19-1; Frank De Alba was 17-1.  So wins over those guys plus Cherry should have me right there, but I am focusing on Edner Cherry.  He is a great veteran, but on Tuesday night I will be victorious.”
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Fans can live stream the fights on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The fights are available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store, or connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.
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Former Title Challenger Edner Cherry Takes On Once-Beaten Omar Douglas in Lightweight Clash That Headlines  Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 &BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, April 4 From Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

 
Plus! Battle of Unbeaten Featherweights Stephen Fulton & Luis Rosario While Bethlehem’s Frank DeAlba Meets Exciting Brawler
Ryan Kielczweski in Super Featherweight Showdown
 
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BETHLEHEM, PA. (March 22, 2017) – Former title challenger Edner Cherry (35-7-2, 19 KOs) will meet once-beaten Omar Douglas (17-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round lightweight bout that headlines Premier Boxing Champions TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and BOXEO DE CAMPEONES on FOX Deportes Tuesday, April 4 from Sands Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pa.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features an eight-round showdown between unbeaten featherweight prospects Stephen Fulton (10-0, 5 KOs) and Luis Rosario(8-0-1, 7 KOs) plus Bethlehem’s Frank DeAlba (21-2-2-, 9 KOs) taking on Massachusetts-native Ryan Kielczweski (26-2, 8 KOs) in an eight-round super featherweight attraction.
“I have to give Omar Douglas credit for taking this fight,” said Cherry. “We’re both very hungry, so I think this is going to be entertaining for the fans. Omar is coming off of a loss so I know he needs this win. We both come with speed and power. It’s going to be fireworks on April 4.”
“I’m looking forward to a great fight on April 4,” said Douglas. “I have a good experienced opponent in front of me. This fight will show my full arsenal, because I know he’s going to bring pressure. I can box or come forward. I plan to use my jab to win rounds and get this victory.”
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by King’s Promotions, are priced at $50, $75 and $100, not including applicable service charges and taxes and are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. To charge by phone call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000.
Cherry, of Wauchula, Fla., enters this fight after a victory of Haskell Rhodes in June of last year and is 11-1 since 2009.  His only blemishes since 2007 are losses to Timothy Bradley and Paulie Malignaggi at 140-pounds and his title challenge in 2015 against Jose Pedraza in which he dropped a split decision. Cherry, who was born in the Bahamas, owns victories over Vicente Escobedo, Monte Meza Clay and Wes Ferguson and will look to take down another contender on his way to another title shot.
Fighting out of Wilmington, Delaware, Douglas looks to bounce back after losing a narrow decision to former world champion Javier Fortuna in November. The 26-year-old impressed in his previous two outings when he defeated De Alba in a step up fight in 2015 and followed it up with a seventh round knockout of Alexei Collado in June 2016. Douglas has had his last five fights in Pennsylvania after an amateur career that saw him become a five-time Pennsylvania Golden Glove champion.
Born and raised in West Philadelphia, Fulton is coming off of a 2016 that saw him stop previously unbeaten Adalberto Zorrilla and Cristian Renteria. The 22-year-old is unbeaten since turning pro in 2014 and will be looking to make it a perfect 11 wins in 11 pro starts when he enters the ring on April 4.
A pro since 2013, Rosario fights out of Cidra, Puerto Rico and was unbeaten in his first six bouts before making his U.S. debut in June 2015 with a third-round knockout of Aaron Hollis in Alabama. He followed that up in Cincinnati with a fourth-round stoppage of Aaron Hollis and most recently he won an eight-round decision over Saul Hernandez.
The 29-year-old De Alba had a 19 fight unbeaten streak snapped in December 2015, when he dropped a narrow majority decision to unbeaten Omar Douglas, but he has rebounded with four straight victories since. His last win came over German Meraz in February and he will be fighting for the fourth time at Sands Bethlehem on April 4.
A runner-up in the 2008 National Golden Glove tournament, the 27-year-old Kielczweski has an exciting style and always makes competitive fights. Born and raised in Quincy, MA., he won his first first 22 pro fights and enters this contest a winner of four of his last five outings. Most recently he scored a first round knockout over Francisco Medel in December 2016.
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Amir Mansour Wins Majority Decision Over Travis Kauffman in Heavyweight Slugfest Main Event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce

Kermit Cintron And David Grayton Fight to Technical Majority Draw

Chordale Booker Earns Unanimous Decision Over Moshea Aleem
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READING, PA (March 18, 2017) – In a 12-round heavyweight war that lived up to the hype, Amir Mansour (23-2-1, 16 KOs) was able to take a majority decision (114-114, 117-111, 115-113) over Travis Kauffman (31-2, 23 KOs) in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce from Santander Arena in Reading, PA.

In round two, Kauffman buckled Mansour with a hard right on the inside. The two fighters started round four with bad intentions as they each landed hard shots on the inside. Kauffman switched back and forth between orthodox and southpaw stances in an attempt to befuddle the southpaw Mansour.

By the closing rounds, both fighters began to grind out a hard-fought battle on the inside. In rounds nine and 10, it was Mansour who had more pep in his step, landing several hard blows to close out round 10.

Round 12 was a classic heavyweight slugfest, as Kauffman and Mansour stood toe-to-toe landing leather on each other for the whole three-minute period, with Mansour doing just enough to get the win.

Televised coverage opened with Chordale Booker (6-0, 3 KOs) of Brooklyn, New York getting a unanimous decision (59-55, 59-55, 58-56) over Moshea Aleem (4-1-1, 2 KOs) of Richmond, Virginia in a super welterweight bout.

The co-main event featured two-time welterweight world champion Kermit Cintron (39-5-3, 30 KOs) and David Grayton (15-1-1, 11 KOs) fighting to a technical majority draw after Cintron was deemed unable to continue due to a cut over his right eye.

In round five, Grayton floored Cintron with an overhand left. Later in the round, Grayton nailed Cintron with an unintentional headbutt to the right eye, which opened up the cut that led to the end of the bout. Action was stopped at 2:53 of round five.

Here is what the fighters had to say following their bouts:

TRAVIS KAUFFMAN

“I got robbed. It’s plain and simple. It was a good fight, but I thought I won by three rounds.

“He landed a couple of shots, but I clearly outworked him. I thought I landed more and did enough to get the win.”

AMIR MANSOUR

“They thought I was old and would tire down the stretch, but I am mentally strong.

“I give Travis (Kauffman) credit. He stood in there with me tonight. But as I waited for the scores, I knew I won the fight. These were honorable judges.

“I want (Deontay) Wilder next. I am 44-years-old. I want my shot. They should give me my shot and try to get me out of the way.”

KERMIT CINTRON

“I was winning the fight. Then he started to apply pressure and he caught me when I was off balance.

“He kept coming in with his head, and he finally caught me good with it. I was fine and wanted to continue, but the doctor decided to stop the fight.”

DAVID GRAYTON

“I won that fight. I think he could have continued.

“I was in control of the fight, but I was in his hometown, and you know how that goes.

CHORDALE BOOKER

“It was a good fight. I needed this fight to see where I am. And I wanted to fight another undefeated fighter. It was a step up on national television.

“I give myself a B- for my performance tonight. My movement was good, but I did not sit down on my power enough. It was a good learning experience though. I could not ask for a better platform to perform on.”

MOSHEA ALEEM

“I did not do enough. I waited too long to throw my punches and he outworked me.”

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Reading, PA (March 17, 2017)–Below is the weigh in video for tonight’s much anticipated heavyweight showdown between Travis Kauffman and Amir Mansour from the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania, and Live on Bounce.

Also are interviews with bot combatants.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features former champion Kermit Cintron battling once-beaten David Grayton plus undefeated prospects Chordale Booker and Moshea Aleem squaring-off in a super welterweight contest.
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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Kauffman - Mansour Full weigh in
Kauffman – Mansour Full weigh in
Travis Kauffman
Travis Kauffman
Amir Mansour
Amir Mansour

Travis Kauffman vs. Amir Mansour Final Press Conference Video


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READING, PA (March 16, 2017) – Below is the video from Wednesday’s press coference featuring heavyweight contenders Travis Kauffman and Amir Mansour before they enter the ring on Friday, March 17 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce from Santander Arena in Reading, PA.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features former champion Kermit Cintron battling once-beaten David Grayton plus undefeated prospects Chordale Booker and Moshea Aleem squaring-off in a super welterweight contest.
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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Travis Kauffman vs. Amir Mansour Final Press Conference Quotes & Photos

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READING, PA (March 15, 2017) –  Exciting heavyweights Travis Kauffman and Amir Mansour went face-to-face Wednesday at the final press conference before they enter the ring Friday, March 17 in the main event of Premier Boxing Champions: The Next Round on Bounce from Santander Arena in Reading, PA.
Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and features former champion Kermit Cintron battling once-beaten David Grayton plus undefeated prospects Chordale Booker and Moshea Aleem squaring-off in a super welterweight contest.
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.
The heavyweight brawlers Kauffman and Mansour will look to go through each other on their way to the top of the division. Here is what the fighters and their trainers had to say Thursday in Reading:
TRAVIS KAUFFMAN
“This is a fight that has been building for a while. There will be fireworks in the ring on Friday night.
“I accepted this fight because of the caliber of fighter that Amir is. Come fight night, it is going to be a war.
“I made a lot of sacrifices for this fight.  We have prepared for the best Mansour to show up in the ring. I can’t fall asleep for five seconds in this fight or else I can get stopped. I think that Amir is one of the most feared and avoided heavyweights in the world.”
AMIR MANSOUR
“I got myself a bottle of anti-aging juice. I’m ready for this fight and excited to give the fans another show.
“I love boxing. I don’t fight bums. I love to make sparks fly every time I step in there. Everyone knows what they’re going to see on Friday night.
“This is a great opportunity for me as I continue my quest for the heavyweight championship of the world. Travis is a tough guy, and he has a scientist in his corner, but it won’t be enough on Friday.
NAAZIM RICHARDSON, Kauffman’s Trainer
“Mansour is one word…dangerous. He is dangerous at all times.
“This is not a comfortable fight. You have to be prepared to deal with a man like Mansour.  We put together a plan to negate his attributes.
“I am trying to fine tune Travis’ weapons.  The Arreola fight opened eyes, this fight will open doors.”

DANNY DAVIS, Mansour’s Trainer

“Amir and Travis have sparred each other in the past and those sessions were very exciting and I’m expecting that same type of action in the ring on Friday night.

“This is going to be a great heavyweight brawl. These styles are going to clash for something great for the fans.”

Travis Kauffman training camp notes

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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 BounceFriday, 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.”