story courtesy of FRANK STEA
It was a rematch five years in the making. The first ended in such controversy that there had to be a rematch. With one fighter dominating the other for two shorts rounds in their first fight, it was a given that there had to be a rematch. Calloway/Fulton II went down last night and possibly made the 6th of August a new day for a fireworks celebration.
The #1 pound for pound journeyman in boxing, Rob "All American Prizefighter" Calloway (71-12-2, 57KOs) returned to the ring last night at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. He won a hard fought majority decision over knockout artist Travis "Iron Man" Fulton (14-25, 14KOs.
Calloway, 41 who was coming off a first round knockout loss to Shannon Briggs in May, was the agressor most of the fight. Fulton landed most of the harder punches and the crowd in Kansas City thought Fulton did enough to get the nod. This was Fulton's tenth consecutive loss. There might just have to be a triology now between these two gladiators.
Fulton who has fourteen wins, has knocked out every opponent he has beaten. Though he has twent five losses, most of them were losses to high level journeymen such as Galen Brown, Steve Collins, Raphael Butler, Lou Savarese, John Poore, Jeremy Bates, and Tye Fields. Fulton is also an accomplished MMA fighter with 241 bouts under his belt. That is honestly pretty impressive. His record in mma is 195-46. He's defeated Joe Riggs, Wes Sims, and Wesley "Cabbage" Correira in his career and had two draw with Jeremy Horn.
Calloway has been in the ring with a lot of big names over the past few years. He most notable fight being a draw with former world champion Ruslan Chagaev. Chagaev would avenge that draw four years later with an easy second round knockout victory.
Now that this controversial decision has left the boxing world buzzing, could Calloway/Fulton join the ranks of the best trilogies in history. Imagine the list of some of the best trilogies in boxing. Ali/Frazier, Barrerra/Morales, Leonard/Duran, Holyfield/Bowe, Gatti/Ward, and maybe someday we can add Calloway/Fulton to that prestigious list.