Yankee Rob came to blue Bob and met a real roo too
AMERICAN boxer Rob Calloway had never seen a Kangaroo before yesterday.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, the home town of the great Muhummad Ali, Calloway grew up hearing that old story about Kangaroos walking down the main streets of our capital city.
Yesterday, the 35-year-old fulfilled one of his goals on his trip Down Under at Currumbin Bird Sanctuary.
On Friday night he intends to complete another by beating Australia's Bob Mirovic for the vacant WBF world heavyweight title at Royal Pines Resort.
The current WBF Intercontinental and North American Boxing Council heavyweight champion Calloway boasts a professional boxing record of 54 wins, 5 losses and 1 draw with 42 knockout victories.
An orthodox boxer he stands an imposing 192cm (6 foot 3 inches in the old scale) tall and has a reach of 78cm.
"Everything's 100 per cent, I feel real good," Calloway said.
"I've trained really hard and I'm ready to go 12 rounds if necessary.
"I'm not expecting it to go that long, but I'm ready if it does. My goal in coming here is to win."
He said he had watched tapes of Mirovic.
"He's a very dangerous fighter, who is a big strong guy," Calloway, who scored a six-round knockout against Jim Strohl in May, said.
But, he said Mirovic had lost to guys he would have put away.