Travis Hartman

of The Boxing Amusement Park



Travis Hartman was a spectacular amateur boxer -- 156-13, with three national championships -- who has struggled as a pro. The 26-year-old, who hails from the small town of Osborn, Missouri, is still an active fighter who maintains a passion for the sport that has consumed him since his childhood.  Hartman's training journal reflects his physical, psychological and emotional struggle as he continues his an ongoing quest to become the best.





Ready to do battle for the hometown crowd

July 9, 2009

They say life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. Let me tell you, if that is the truth, I have had a pretty dang spectacular life, full of moments that took my breath away. (You know how many times I have been hit in the stomach and had the breath knocked out of me?)

On a serious note, I am preparing to fight, at long last, in my home area -- St. Joseph, Mo. -- on July 17th in what is being called the main event for the night. The night consists of nine boxing matches and five MMA fights. I encourage all my friends and family to get your tickets ahead of time because the arena will sell out. It holds just under a 1,000 people and it has been over a year since I last fought in this area. I appreciate everyone who has already bought a ticket, and appreciate all the continued support. Contact me, or respond to the event page on Facebook, and we will get you taken care of, but hurry before we sell out.

It has been a while since I recorded a win, and what better way to get back on track, but in front of all my friends and supporters? I am boxing a very tough and durable guy and will need all the training and support from all of you to finally get back to winning. This is a must-win fight for me. I always write about fighting all these undefeated guys -- opponents I usually fight on the road -- so this is my time to put up or shut up. If you want to see me get my butt kicked, or you want to see a damn action-packed fight, with two professional boxing warriors going to battle in that squared circle. and me capturing a much-needed win, get your ticket now. This is no hype, the place will sell out ahead of time.

I am extremely excited and nervous at the same time. To me, it is about winning and losing, contrary to what most think. I not only want a win Friday night, I need a win more than anything. I feel like I am backed into a corner. It is all on me to react like a true champion, come out swinging, and take care of business. I sit here tonight with aches and pains, but very determined to make all my friends and family proud to attend my boxing match. I promise you that it will be a great, straight-forward, action-packed match. I will dig down deeper than ever in able to pull out this victory. I have the passion and talent to make this happen.

Enough talk. Come out Friday if you want to see me in a fan friendly boxing match. I am ready to do battle.




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