CHARLOTTE, NC (January 12, 2011) – Heavyweight prospect Travis “GW Hope” Kauffman (21-1, 16 KOs) has been added to the “Redemption In America: The Journey Begins Now” Pay-Per-View Event, headlined by living legend Evander “The Real Deal” Holyfield (43-10-2, 28 KOs) defending his World Boxing Federation heavyweight title against challenger Sherman “Tank” Williams (34-11-2, 19 KOs), January 22 live from America’s resort -- The Greenbrier’s Colonial Hall -- in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
The 25-year-old Kaufmann, fighting out of Reading, Pennsylvania, is the World Boxing Federation Inter-Continental Heavyweight Champion. The former National PAL Super Heavyweight Champion takes on 7’ 1” veteran Julius “Towering Inferno” Long (15-14, 13 KOs) in an 8-round bout. The full undercard is scheduled to be announced tomorrow.
“Redemption In American,” presented by ARK Promotions in association with The Greenbrier, will be distributed in North American by Integrated Sports Media for live viewing at 9 PM/ET 6 PM/PT on both cable and satellite pay per view via iN Demand, DIRECTV, Avail-TVN and DISH Network in the United States, as well as Viewer’s Choice and Shaw PPV in Canada, for a suggested retail price of only $29.95.
“Redemption” will fuse world class boxing and entertainment; showcasing a production that includes high-energy music presented by Broadway performers, along with dancers and aerial artists. World-renowned saxophone player Clarence Clemons will also headline a live band between rounds and throughout the night.
Competitive, supporting fights will set the stage for the main event featuring Holyfield on his journey to become the first heavyweight champion to regain the coveted world title four different times.
Ticket/hotel packages can be purchased at www.greenbrier.com or by calling 1.800.453.4858. Deadline to book reservations is Jan. 21.
Doors open at 6 PM/ET, first bout at 7 PM/ET, and first PPV fight at 9 PM/ET, 6 PM/PT.
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