For the second time in as many events, Premier Boxing Champions put on a super show on Bounce TV. The Santander Arena in Reading, Pa., was the host location that saw Amir Mansour out-brawl Travis Kauffman over 12 rounds to win a regional heavyweight title.
Mansour (23-2-1, 16 KOs) was being taken to the woodshed early in the bout as Kauffman (31-2, 23 KOs) tore into him with barrages to the head and body, but Mansour never wavered. As the rounds wore on, however, Mansour slowly edged his way back into the fight. His higher punch output allowed him to not only seize control of the bout but pull away down the stretch.
The final round saw both heavies tear into each other in attempt to knock the other out, but the whiskers of the contenders hung tough. In the end, all three ringside judges favored Mansour's overall higher punch output with tallies of 117-111, 115-113, and 114-114.
Former welterweight world champion Kermit Cintron was hoping to continue his career resurgence, but his bout with David Grayton was cut short in the fifth. Grayton floored Cintron in the fateful round and then the fight resumed, the two welters clashed heads. Cintron threw a fit and refused to continue and the ringside doctor agreed that he was unable to continue. In the end, the fight went to the judges for a technical decision; one saw it for Cintron 49-46 but the other two had it 37-37, resulting in a majority draw.
Former cruiserweight king Steve Cunningham scored a six-round decision over Felipe Romero. Cunningham won via tallies of 60-54 across the board.
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