Kings Promotions Marshall Kauffman is a Jack of All Trades!
By Ken Hissner: Reading, Pennsylvania’s Marshall Kauffman of Kings Promotions has promoted over 134 events and this year was inducted into the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame.
After boxing as an amateur Kauffman started promoting fights in 1981 with amateur and pro shows. His son heavyweight Travis “My Time” Kauffman, 32-4 (23), was among those he has promoted.
Kauffman has promoted and managed close to 50 fighters. One of his top fighters was IBF Welterweight champion Kermit Cintron, 39-6-3 (30), who retired in 2018. His newest champions he promotes are world champion is WBC and IBO World Female Super Featherweight Alycia “The Bomb” Baumgardner, 11-1 (7); WBO Intercontinental champion Ra’eese “The Beast” Aleem, 19-0 (12), and WBC Silver Heavyweight champion Danielle Perkins, 3-0 (1).
www.boxrec.com lists close to fifty boxers Kauffman has worked with.
Among those active today which have that Kauffman promotes are Mykal Fox, 22-4 (5), Janelson Bocachica, 17-0-1 (11), Michael Polite Coffie, 12-1 (9), Steven Torres, 5-0 (5), Greg “Sharpshooter” Outlaw, 9-1 (4), Martino “Titan” Jules, 11-0 (2), Naim Nelson, 14-5 (1), Kalvin “Hot Sauce” Henderson, 15-1-1 (11), Pointdexter “Savage” Knight, 6-0 (3), James Martin, 7-3 (0), Blake Mansfield, 7-4-1 (4), Colby Madison, 9-3-2 (6), Atif Oberlton, 4-0 (4), Genc Pllana, 9-3-1 (5), Erik Spring, 13-4-2 (1), Khainell Wheeler, 6-1 (5), Damien “Sugar” Vazquez, 16-3-1 (8), Jonathan “Torres” Rodriguez, 9-1-1 (3), Brandon “Brob” Robinson, 15-3 (10), Devar Ferhadi, 9-0 (7), Marcus Bates, 11-2-1 (8), Victor Vazquez, 11-5 (5), Rasheed Johnson, 8-4 (3), Quadir Albright, 4-0 (4), and Kashon Hutchinson, 9-5 (2), Jeremy Cuevas 13-1 (10) and Julian Gonzalez 5-0 (5)
Former boxers Kauffman worked with were Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson, 28-8-2 (25), Frank DeAlba, 23-5-2 (9), Junior Castillo, 14-1 (10), Joe “The Future” Hanks, 23-3 (15), Nick “Hands of Gold” Casal, 23-4-1 (17), Tyrone Crawley, 7-1-1 (0, Antowyan Aikens, 13-7-1 (1), and Anvar Yunusov, 8-1 (4).
Kauffman runs Kings Gym, in Reading, PA, and in the past has trained at one time or another WBA Super Middleweight champion Steve “Lightning” Little, 25-17-3 (6), Julian “Mr. KO” Letterlough, 21-5-3 (20), Rob Calloway, 71-14-2 (57), Heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman, 50-9-2 (41), Tarvis Simms, 27-1-1 (11), and Dayton Wheeler, 14-6-2 (12).
Helping with Kauffman’s matchmaking is Corey Kauffman, all-around assistant Catherine “Cat” Lebron and Publicist Marc Abrams.
Kauffman agreed to answer some questions.
KEN HISSNER: In getting started promoting where were some of the facilities you promoted at?
MARSHALL KAUFFMAN: River Edge Restaurant and Sovereign Center in Reading. Day’s Inn and Rodeway Inn both in Allentown.
KEN HISSNER: How did you get involved with working with Al Haymon?
MARSHALL KAUFFMAN: Well my first experience with Al Haymon was when he signed Travis back in 2008 and we started a business relationship back then which eventually turned into a friendship and in 2014 I started promoting shows for PBC.
KEN HISSNER: How great was it Alycia “The Bomb” Baumgardner just won a world title in the UK?
MARSHALL KAUFFMAN: It was like a dream come true! We, meaning Andrew Foy and I always knew that she had the ability to win the World Title but the powers that be controlled women’s boxing and we were not sure we would get that chance unless we forced the fight through the organizations but it all came together.
KEN HISSNER: I understand you sometime work out of another residence you have in Houston, Texas, what if anything do you do there pertaining to boxing?
MARSHALL KAUFFMAN: I help train boxers and work with James Cooper who is a trainer and owner at a gym called O Athletik which is also owned by NFL players Trent Williams and Adrian Peterson.
KEN HISSNER: I want to thank you for taking the time from your busy schedule to answer some questions.
MARSHALL KAUFFMAN: It is my pleasure and I hope people get to read this article.
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