The black eyes are no longer purple and puffy. The fat lips have healed. The bloody noses have stopped.
A referee stops the fight after Munster police officer Erik Holloway is knocked out by Hammond firefighter Jeremy Patton during the inaugural 9-1-1 Slugfest at the Hammond Civic Center.
Hammond firefighter and retired boxer Jack Callahan talks with fans at last April's 9-1-1 Slugfest at the Hammond Civic Center.
Would you step into the ring, in front of a large crowd, and trade punches with basically no fight experience?
Former professional boxer Jack Callahan, left, is training many of the law enforcement officers and firefighters who will participate in his 911 Slugfest April 5 at the Hammond Civic Center. Proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
HAMMOND | Jack Callahan is still throwing haymakers.
Let me take you back to a special time in the region when there were more boxing clubs than McDonald's franchises.
HAMMOND | In the case of newlyweds Jack and Karen Callahan, love carries quite a 1-2 punch.
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