Marblehead’s Zach Calmus wins professional boxing debut
This past Saturday was a surreal day for Marblehead native Zach Calmus, who realized a dream when he won his first professional boxing match at Granite Chin Promotions’ "Gold Rush” at New England Sports Center in Derry, N.H. Calmus, a heavyweight who trains at Private Jewels Fitness in Lynn, won via technical knockout just 2:48 into the very first round against his opponent Yhago Goncalves. Calmus hurt Goncalves with a short punch and the referee called the fight when he determined Goncalves was unable to continue.
“It might’ve been my first pro fight and it might’ve felt a little different with the smaller gloves and no headgear, but to be honest I felt right at home out there,” said Calmus, who goes by the nickname “Shark Attack” in the ring. “I felt stronger than I ever have and I felt really comfortable, so I just went out there and threw every punch as hard as I could.”