READING, PA (December 1, 2013)—Before a raucous crowd of almost 5,600 patrons at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA, WBA number-10 ranked heavyweight Travis Kauffman destroyed late replacement Jason Barnett inside of one round to capture the WBU Intercontinental championship.
The show was promoted by King’s Promotions.
Kauffman came out and boxed well until he landed a crushing body shot that sent Barnett down to his knees.
Barnett got up but not for long as a right to the head sent him down for a second time.
Barnett would get to his feet but a barrage of punches sent Barnett for a third and final time and fight was stopped 2:09 into the contest.
With the win, Kauffman is now 27-1 with 20 knockouts and 28 year-old native of Reading will now look for a big fight.
Kauffman is promoted by Greg Cohen Promotions.
Barnett of Clearwater, Florida, who stepped in on just five days notice after Manuel Quezada failed to turn in the proper paperwork, drops to 14-15.
Who will win? Wladimir Klitschko or Tyson Fury?