The second Calloway Classic was just as successful as the first. Both in and out of the ring.
Chase “Kid Dynamite” Calloway delivered a three-round aggressive performance over Roberto Torres of Southside Boxing out of Lincoln, Nebraska. Calloway shot out quick 1-2-3 combinations to take the unanimous decision at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center, 1201 N. Woodbine, in the Calloway Classic II.
Calloway said after the show that he wasn’t 100 percent, but he was good enough to get the job done.
“It’s tough putting on the show and doing everything and having to fight, too. I got my mind right, and focused on my fight,” he said. “So I was happy with my performance.”
Calloway positioned himself ahead of the main event Saturday night. He was the 10th of 13 amateur boxing fights that featured boxers from Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.
In the main event of the evening, Victor Laboy out of Pound 4 Pound Boxing in Kansas City defeated Alex Horse of Southside. The two went toe-to-toe for three, two-minute rounds in the 15- to 16-year-old, 132-pound open division.
Horse stayed on the outside switching back and forth from right-hand to southpaw, making Laboy miss on several outside shots. But Laboy pressured the bout and was able to land enough right hands to take the split decision.
In the fifth bout, St. Joseph boxers William Stone and Jay Travis fought each other. They stayed at it in the middle of the ring, exchanging blows in the opening round of their 17-34, 125-pound novice bout.
Travis used his reach in the second and third rounds to win by unanimous decision. Calloway worked Travis’ corner, tripling duties as a promoter and boxer.
“I thought it was a success, had a great turnout and great fights. It was a great night,” Calloway said. “I love doing it. It’s just something I’m passionate about, bringing boxing to St. Joe and keeping it alive in the community.”
Working Calloway’s corner was his father and trainer, retried professional boxer Rob “All-American Prizefighter” Calloway. The two continue to team up as Chase Calloway boxes through his path in amateur boxing.
Chase said to plan on another event coming soon.
After the show, the Calloways hosted a live after-fight party for the people in attendance that featured the Floyd “Money” Mayweather and “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.