Travis Kauffman on verge of major title shot

Published: 11:25 PM EST Jan 23, 2014
Kauffman preparing for huge fight Saturday

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.