Is C-Way Real? Meet Heavyweight DaJuan Calloway, 400 Pound Boxer and MMA Fighter
Editorial By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent
Heavyweight prospect DaJuan ‘C-Way’ Calloway, age 31, is so big, he’s even bigger than the ringside WBF official he is standing next to in the photo. DaJuan Calloway is 7-3 as a professional boxer, and 2-0 as an amateur MMA fighter. Calloway, hailing from Warrensville, Ohio, (no relation to the retired noted world ranked cruiserweight Rob Calloway) has a pro boxing record of 7-3 with seven knockouts.
A consistent highly technical inside fighter similar in boxing style to ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, DaJuan Calloway is the modern day 2023 equivalent of ‘Two-Ton’ Tony Galento, 79-26-6 with 57 knockouts, Orange, New Jersey, mixed with Eric ‘Butterbean’ Esch, 77-10-4 with 57 knockouts, Jasper, Alabama.
In October 1981, this reporter saw rising heavyweight prospect Larry Frazier stop 272 pounds Harold ‘The Tank’ Rice in the tenth round. Harold Rice is a skinny dude compared to Calloway, who appears more interested in the fundamentals of food than he does svelte physique. Looks can be very deceiving, though. Tony Galento decked Joe Louis in the third round of their world heavyweight title bout at Yankee Stadium in 1939. Butterbean knocked down Larry Holmes in the tenth round of a ten rounder. Butterbean’s high weight was 426 ½ pounds for his final bout against Kirk Lawton in 2013.
DaJuan Calloway’s high weight has actually been 399 pounds on the scales for two of his bouts in 2023. His knockouts include KO victories over Isaiah Margheim, William Myers (twice), Armonte Sommers, Kahlil Smoot, Antwaun Tubbs and Alex Davis. Calloway’s three losses are to unbeaten boxers with a current combined record of 30-0: Jeremiah Milton, Antonio Mireles, and Deontae Pettigrew.
Calloway, who has held the World Boxing Federation International heavyweight title, is a riddle. You either beat him, or he has you for lunch inside the ring. All seven of Calloway’s victims have been taken within three rounds, including five opponents in the first round. Two of Calloway’s victories came over fighters with winning records, Alex Davis and Kahlil Smoot, who had combined winning records of 11-3-1.
How do you dent somebody in the ring who outweighs you by one hundred pounds or more? Entertainment? Perhaps? Good boxing? Not so much. In the heavyweight division, everybody just wants to see a knockout in local and regional shows, and who scores it is not as significant is that the knockout is scored, bombs away while these slugfests last. With Calloway, heavyweight boxers are faced with the challenge of fighting somebody who resembles a huge hamburger.
With a 70 percent win ratio, and with 100 percent of his wins coming by knockout, it most certainly is ‘do or die’ in a fight with DaJuan Calloway, the biggest fighter this reporter has observed in recent memory. Calloway knows how to use his size and strength to his advantage. Only a fool would attempt to slug it out offensively with an opponent of extreme size such as DaJuan Calloway. As Calloway has demonstrated, boxing still possesses a great number of fools. Don’t forget your popcorn before you take your seat at ringside to witness the spectacle.