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Travis Kauffman is in the midst of the one of the busiest stretches of his career.

Perhaps, one of the most successful as well.

The 9th-ranked WBA heavyweight will fight Vincent Thompson Saturday night at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem.

There is a lot on the line in this fight for Kauffman. He can win the WBA regional title and get himself into the top five in the world.

Should that happen, a championship shot becomes a real possibility.

For Travis though, the importance  of this fight goes well beyond rankings and title shots. It's a possible fate that has him more motivated than ever.