Travis Kauffman
Travis Kauffman

Travis Kauffman

“My Time”

RECORD

32 - 4 - 0

KOs

23

Weight 239 lbs (108.64 kg)

Age 35

Home Reading, Pennsylvania,

Complete Stats

Injuries have slowed the progress of Travis Kauffman, but the talented heavyweight is now ready to turn “My Time” into more than a nickname. Read Bio

Last Fight

Last Fight

loss vs Otto Wallin

Aug 15, 2020 / Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut

Wallin defeated Kauffman by way of RD5 TKO in their 10RD heavyweight showdown.

Latest News

Travis Kauffman News
PBC Boxing Video
Aug 16, 2020 / Benavidez vs Angulo, David Benavidez, Rolando Romero, Travis Kauffman

David Benavidez Stops Roamer Alexis Angulo in Dominant Performance

The two-time super middleweight champ remains undefeated with a sterling performance Saturday night on SHOWTIME.

PBC Boxing Video
Dec 1, 2018 / Wilder vs Fury, Hurd vs Welborn, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, Jarrett Hurd, Luis Ortiz, Travis Kauffman, Joe Joyce

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight to split-decision draw in epic heavyweight showdown on Showtime PPV

Jarrett Hurd defends 154-pound titles with a fourth-round KO of James Welborn; Luis Ortiz registers a 10th-round TKO of Travis Kauffman and Joe Joyce remains undefeated with first-round KO of Joe Hanks.

PBC Boxing Video
Nov 30, 2018 / Wilder vs Fury, Joe Joyce, Travis Kauffman

Luis Ortiz vs Travis Kauffman is a story of resilience and redemption

Two hungry heavyweights from different paths throw down tomorrow on Showtime PPV in their quest to reach a similar goal.

Fights

Travis Kauffman Fights

LOSS vs Otto Wallin 20-1-0

Aug 15, 2020 Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA

Otto Wallin WINS against Travis Kauffman by TKO in Round 5 of 10

LOSS vs Luis Ortiz 31-2-0

Dec 01, 2018 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA

Luis Ortiz WINS against Travis Kauffman by KO in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Scott Alexander 14-2-2

Jun 10, 2018 Pioneer Event Center, Lancaster, California

Travis Kauffman WINS against Scott Alexander by MD in Round 10 of 10

Loss vs Amir Mansour 23-4-1

Mar 17, 2017 Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania

Travis Kauffman LOSES to Amir Mansour by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Josh Gormley 23-5-0

Sep 09, 2016 Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Josh Gormley by TKO in Round 2 of 10

No Contest vs Chris Arreola 38-6-1

Dec 12, 2015 AT&T Center, San Antonio

Chris Arreola Travis Kauffman by NC in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Epifanio Mendoza 41-21-1

Sep 18, 2015 Claridge Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Epifanio Mendoza by KO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Richard Carmack 13-6-0

Aug 14, 2015 Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Richard Carmack by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Vincent Thompson 13-1-0

Jan 25, 2014 Sands Bethlehem, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Vincent Thompson by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Jason Barnett 14-14-0

Nov 30, 2013 Santander Arena, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Jason Barnett by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Stacy Frazier 15-14-0

Sep 21, 2013 Benton Convention Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Stacy Frazier by RTD in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Arron Lyons 12-12-1

Aug 23, 2013 Valley Forge Casino and Resort, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Arron Lyons by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Willie Perryman 10-21-0

Feb 15, 2013 Omni New Daisy Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Willie Perryman by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Charles Davis 19-22-3

Aug 11, 2012 Gameface Sports Complex, Temple, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Charles Davis by UD in Round 7 of 8

Win vs Sean Williams 8-15-1

Aug 20, 2011 Field House, Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Sean Williams by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Ross Thompson 27-14-3

Dec 17, 2010 Doubletree Hotel/Monroeville Convention Center, Monroeville, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Ross Thompson by DQ in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Chris Koval 24-6-0

May 22, 2010 Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Chris Koval by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Mike Miller 6-15-2

Feb 27, 2010 The Roadway Inn, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Mike Miller by UD in Round 6 of 6

LOSS vs Tony Grano 15-1-1

Sep 18, 2009 Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California, USA

Tony Grano WINS against Travis Kauffman by KO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs William Shahan 7-1-0

Aug 07, 2009 Buffalo Bill's Star Arena, Primm, Nevada, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against William Shahan by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Livin Castillo 15-7-0

May 30, 2009 Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Livin Castillo by TKO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Cliff Couser 26-18-2

Feb 07, 2009 Honda Center, Anaheim, California, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Cliff Couser by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Ken Murphy 19-23-2

Jan 16, 2009 Million Dollar Elm Casino, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Ken Murphy by KO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Malachy Farrell 16-1-0

Dec 05, 2008 Chumash Casino, Santa Ynez, California, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Malachy Farrell by TKO in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Josh Gutcher 18-9-0

Sep 13, 2008 Riveredge Hotel, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Josh Gutcher by TKO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Travis Fulton 14-20-0

Jul 19, 2008 Civic Arena, Saint Joseph, Missouri, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Travis Fulton by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Octavius Smith 4-5-0

Jun 26, 2008 Main Street Armory, Rochester, New York, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Octavius Smith by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Dan Whetzel 8-9-1

Apr 19, 2007 Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Dan Whetzel by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Kevin Hood 4-5-0

Mar 30, 2007 Phoenixville High School, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Kevin Hood by KO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Joe Stofle 10-9-2

Mar 10, 2007 The Riveredge Hotel, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Joe Stofle by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Allen Prescott 2-1-0

Sep 09, 2006 Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Allen Prescott by KO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs James McCloskey 2-2-2

Aug 12, 2006 Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against James McCloskey by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs David Cleage 3-9-1

May 12, 2006 Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against David Cleage by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Mike Miller 2-2-0

Mar 31, 2006 Lancaster Resort & Conf. Cent., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Mike Miller by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Robert Bell 2-1-0

Mar 18, 2006 Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Robert Bell by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Benny Bland 0-4-0

Feb 17, 2006 Riveredge Restaurant, Reading, Pennsylvania, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Benny Bland by KO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Jerome Boyer 0-1-0

Jan 26, 2006 Michael's Eighth Avenue, Glen Burnie, Maryland, USA

Travis Kauffman WINS against Jerome Boyer by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Stats

Travis Kauffman “My Time”

  • WINS 32
  • LOSSES 4
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 23

Weight 239 lbs (108.64 kg)

Height 6'3" (1.91 m)

Reach 76" (193 cm)

  • Born

    August 21, 1985
  • Age

    35
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Reading, PA
  • Trains in

    Reading, PA
  • Stance

    Orthodox
  • Rounds Boxed

    145
  • KO Percentage

    62.16%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Travis Kauffman Bio

Long-time heavyweight contender Travis Kauffman has overcome a multitude of obstacles and remains a formidable threat to any top big man.

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My Father, myself, and my old brother Jay... I don't say this often but I'm grateful for my father... He raised us as a single father which was unheard of in the 80s and 90s he also ran a very successful business while raising us as a single father. My father may not have always been the best person to talk to but he loved us and was a great provider. If it wasn't for my father stepping up and being the man he was and still is I would have never gotten so far in life. As much as I fucked up he never once gave up on me. Its because of him I am the man I am today and I'm honored to be blessed to be your son. I love you so much ... #family #singlefather #business #provider #bestfriend #hero #mylife #mytime #blood #readingpa #fatherandsons

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‘I Want Payback’

Travis Kauffman hated boxing as a youngster because it displaced time with his father, Marshall.

“I was a single father with my own gym the first time I took an eight-year-old Travis to the gym. There’s a picture of him wearing a Shaquille O'Neal shirt at the gym,” said Marshall Kauffman. “Travis had a couple of exhibition fights, but then, he stopped boxing altogether. His reasoning was he hated boxing because it took his Dad away from him.”

But that changed when a 14-year-old Travis sought revenge on another boy. 

“Travis had gotten jumped by some kids in high school. One of them was entering the Golden Gloves. Travis said, ‘Dad, I wanna enter the Golden Gloves,’” said Marshall Kauffman.

“He said ‘I want revenge on that kid. I want payback.’ So he entered the Golden Gloves, beat that kid, and the rest is history.”

The 6-foot-3 Kauffman compiled an amateur record of 52-12 as a super heavyweight, capturing the Police Athletic League (PAL) Nationals in 2004. 

Kauffman had a tremendous 2005, earning a No. 1 national ranking for winning the U.S. A. Championships as well as the Jose Tito Aponte Tournament in Puerto Rico and a gold medal at the USA versus Azerbaijan Tournament, defeating an Olympic bronze medal winner in the latter. 

“My Time” was 7-0 (5 KOs) over his initial pro fights of 2006. His first three bouts ended in stoppages in the second, first and first rounds over Jerome Boyer (January), Benny Bland (February) and Robert Bell (March) followed by a four-round unanimous decision over Mike Miller that was separated by 13 days from his triumph over Bell.

There was also a six-round unanimous decision over David Cleage (May) preceding first- and second-round knockouts of James McCloskey (August) and Allen Prescott (September).

Arreola vs. Kauffman: December 12, 2015 (PBC on NBC)

Overcoming Defeat

Kauffman combined to go 7-0 (6 KOs) over the course of 2007 and 2008, the former comprising an eight-round unanimous decision over Dan Whetzel (April) which followed third- and second-round knockouts of Joe Stofle and Kevin Hood in March that were separated by 20 days.

The next year began with a 45-second TKO of Octavius Smith (June) followed by second-, first- and third-round stoppages of Travis Fulton (July), Josh Gutcher (September) and Malachy Farrell (December).

Kauffman rolled into 2009 with first-round KOs of Cliff Couser (February) and William Shahan (August) as well as those in the second and third rounds over Ken Murphy (January) and Levin Castillo (May).

But at 18-0 (15 KOs), Kauffman’s run ended at eight consecutive stoppages in September 2009 via fourth-round knockout against Tony Grano, who rose to 16-1-1 (13 KOs).

Kauffman won thrice more in 2010 comprising a six-round unanimous decision over Mike Miller (February), a second-round TKO of Chris Koval (May) and a disqualification victory over Ross Thompson (December).

There was one victory each in 2011 and 2012 -- both in August of those years -- over Sean Williams (first-round TKO) and Charles Davis, the latter being a rain-shortened seven-round decision.

Kauffman notched four wins in 2013 with a first-round knockout of Jason Barnett (November) joining second-round stoppages of Willie Perryman (February) and Stacy Frazier (September) as well as an eight-round unanimous decision over Arron Lyons (August).

A one-fight 2014 produced Kauffman’s first 10-round victory, a near-shutout unanimous decision over southpaw Vincent Thompson, who entered at 13-2 (2 KOs).

Kauffman’s 2015 began with first- and second-round knockouts of Richard Carmack (August) and Epifanio Mendoza (September) only to end with December’s loss turned no-decision against former title challenger Chris Arreola.

Entering at 36-4-1 (31 KOs), Arreola was originally awarded a split decision before the result was changed to a no decision for his failed post-fight drug test.

“That fight [Arreola] changed my life financially—it was the most money I ever made in my career,” said Kauffman, who rebounded in September 2016 with a second-round TKO of Josh Gormley. “But it also hurt me because had the judges given the right decision, I would’ve [gotten] bigger opportunities. But real fighters bounce back.”

Rising Again

Kauffman is 1-2 in his last three fights comprising a majority decision loss to left-handed Amir Mansour (March 2017) and, in 2018, a majority decision over late replacement Scott Alexander (June) followed by a courageous three-knockdown, 10th-round stoppage loss to Cuban southpaw Luis Ortiz (December), a former title challenger who rose to 30-1 (26 KOs).

“I was at a point in my life when we got the call [to fight Ortiz], where I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with my career. I’m a single father... so fighting once a year for me wasn’t cutting it,” said Kauffman, who swapped first-round knockdowns with Alexander, who entered at 14-2-2 (8 KOs). 

“I was at the point of walking away if a big opportunity didn’t come up. I got on my hands and knees, wept and asked God if he no longer wanted me to fight, and if so, to just show me another way to provide for my kids...I promise you the very next day, my phone rang to fight Ortiz.”

In March 2020, Kauffman contracted COVID-19. “It was very scary,” Kauffman told Ringtv.com. “I kind of figured that I had it. I was out recently a few weeks ago in a social place, and someone there had it. Last week, I got a sore throat, I started feeling achy. My temperature was over 100. But once you’re told you have it, that’s when it becomes real.

Ever the fighter, Kauffman made a full recovery, returning to the gym almost immediately. He'll end a 20-month ring absence on August 15 against 6-foot-5 ½ Swedish southpaw Otto Wallin (20-1, 13 KOs), who is coming off September’s unanimous decision loss to 6-foot-9 linear champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs).

A Fond Farewell

On Saturday, August 15, Kauffman took on smooth southpaw Otto Wallin of Sweden in a 10-round battle on PBC on SHOWTIME Championship Boxing. 

Kauffman hoped to get back on track but it wasn't to be. Wallin recorded a TKO at 2:32 of the fifth round when Kauffman, who re-tore his left labrum at the start of the fifth, was unable to lift his arm. Referee Michael Ortega signaled the end of the fight.

Afterward, Kauffman announced he was retiring from boxing, just days ahead of his 35th birthday.

“I tore my left labrum getting ready for the [Luis] Ortiz fight,” Kauffman said. “Like a dummy, I waited five months to have surgery on it after the Ortiz fight [December of 2018]. I started feeling better and was going to do a tune-up fight in March, but then COVID happened. This opportunity came up and I didn’t want to pass it up and I felt good. In the first round I hurt it. I felt it, but then it went away and I thought maybe it’s just my mind and it went away. Then in the fifth round I heard it and that was it. It was torn again.

“I’m done. I’m retiring. I have kids. I’ve been doing this a long time,” Kauffman said.