The #1 ranked Superheavyweight in the United States, Travis "GW Hope" Kauffman has decided to take his talents into the professional ranks. With the Olympic Games more than 2 years away, Team Kauffman thought it best to begin their quest for the undisputed heavyweight championsip of the world. The 20 year old superheavy stacked his resume in the amateurs by winning the Gold at the 2004 National PAL championsip, Silver at the US Championsips, a win over this years Golden Glove Superheavyweight Champion Gregory Corbin, as well as a win over 2000 Olympic Bronze Medalist Vugar Alakbarov in the dual tournament against Azerbaijan last month. Travis will be trained by his father Marshal, brother Jason, and strenth and fitness trainer Joe Pastore. Although a management team has not been completely hammered out, word is that boxing's biggest names are taking interest.