Tony Galento boxer

Tony Galento boxer
bouts
112
won
80
lost
26
draw
5
Status
inactive
Division
heavyweight
Debut
1928-03-12
Height
5′ 9″/175cm
Reach
72″/183cm
Age
69
Born
1910-03-12
Death
1979-07-22
Nationality
USA

Galento was a "no holds barred" brawler, with a wicked left hook, who never let such niceties as the ring rules, or sportsmanship, interfere with his goal to knock out the other fighter. During his prime years as a boxer, Galento owned and operated a bar named "The Nut Club" in Orange, New Jersey. He was reputed to do his roadwork (training) after he closed the bar at 2:00 a.m. When asked why he trained at night, Galento replied, "Cuz I fight at night." Galento was also known to refrain from showering to encourage body odor in a strategy to distract his opponent. Max Baer commented "He smelled of rotten tuna and a tub of old liquor being sweated out".Galento, who claimed to be 5'9 (177 cm) tall, liked to weigh in at about 235 lb (107 kg) for his matches. He achieved this level of fitness by eating whatever, whenever he wanted. A typical meal for Galento consisted of six chickens, a side of spaghetti, all washed down with a half gallon of red wine, or beer, or both at one sitting. When he did go to training camp, he foiled his trainer's attempts to modify his diet, and terrorized his sparring partners by eating their meals in addition to his.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Result
1944-12-04 Jack Conley LL Forum, Wichita WIN
KO
1943-06-21 Fred Blassie Caswell Park, Knoxville WIN
KO
1943-06-01 Herbie Katz WWWWLL Phillips Field, Tampa WIN
KO
1941-04-08 Buddy Baer WWWWWL Uline Arena, Washington LOST
Technical knockout
1940-07-02 Max Baer WWWLWW Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City LOST
Corner retirement
1939-09-15 Lou Nova WWWWWW Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1939-06-28 Joe Louis WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOST
Technical knockout
1939-02-23 Abe Feldman LDLWLW Orange Bowl, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
1939-02-03 Natie Brown WLWLWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
1939-01-19 Jorge Brescia LWWWLL Armory, Newark WIN
KO
1938-12-16 Dick Daniels WDWWWW Armory, Minneapolis WIN
KO
1938-12-07 Otis Thomas WWWWWW Arena, Saint Louis WIN
KO
1938-11-14 Harry Thomas WLWLLL Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1938-05-13 Nathan Mann WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1938-01-05 Charley Massera LLLLLW Armory, Orange WIN
KO
1937-11-18 Leroy Haynes WWLWLW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1937-09-28 Lorenzo Pack WWWWLW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
KO
1937-07-27 Al Ettore LDWLWL Velodrome, Nutley WIN
Technical knockout
1937-06-22 Arturo Godoy WWWDWL Comiskey Park, Chicago LOST
Points
1937-06-14 Eddie Mader WLLDWL Ollemar Field, Irvington DRAW
Points
1937-04-28 Arturo Godoy DDWWWD Hippodrome, New York LOST
Points
1937-03-08 Don Petrin LLLLDW Armory, Newark WIN
Points
1937-02-15 Jack Moran LLDWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1937-01-18 Don Petrin WLLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark DRAW
Points
1936-12-03 Terry Mitchell LLLLLL Armory, Newark WIN
KO
1936-11-09 Roy Lazer LLWWLD Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
1936-10-12 Izzy Singer LWDLDL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1936-09-14 Izzy Singer LLWDLD Meadowbrook Field, Newark WIN
Points
1936-08-24 Freddie Fiducia WDWWWW Meadowbrook Field, Newark WIN
KO
1936-07-28 James J Taylor LWL Meadowbrook Field, Newark WIN
KO
1936-06-19 Al Gainer WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOST
Technical knockout
1936-05-11 Al Delaney DWWWWW Laurel Garden, Newark DRAW
Points
1936-04-06 Eddie Blunt WWWWWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
1936-02-29 Al Delaney WWLDWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOST
Points
1935-11-01 Eddie Mader WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Points
1935-09-10 Al Boros WLLDLL Meadowbrook Field, Newark WIN
KO
1935-08-29 Willie McGee WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
1935-07-29 Gene Mickens LWWWWW Meadowbrook Field, Newark WIN
Points
1935-06-13 Anthony Ashrut WWWDLL Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens WIN
KO
1935-03-05 Larry Johnson LWLLLL Scott Hall, Elizabeth WIN
KO
1935-02-04 Eddie Karolak WLLWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
1934-11-26 Bob Tow WWLWLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
1934-10-22 Patsy Perroni WWDWWW Laurel Garden, Newark LOST
Points
1934-09-04 Marty Gallagher WWWDLL Griffith Stadium, Washington LOST
Technical knockout
1934-07-16 Bob Tow WLLWWL Griffith Stadium, Washington LOST
Unanimous decision
1934-06-15 Marty Gallagher LWWWDL Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Points
1934-05-25 Italian Jack Herman LWWLLL Portner's Arena, Alexandria WIN
KO
1934-04-02 Battling Bozo DWLLWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
1934-03-05 Owen Flynn LLLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1934-02-05 Larry Johnson LLWWLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1933-08-28 Unknown Winston WLWWWW Dreamland Park, Newark LOST
Points
1933-08-14 Don Petrin WWWWLW Park View Arena, Newark DRAW
Points
1933-06-08 Don 'Red' Barry LLLWLW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
1933-04-17 Obie Walker WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia LOST
Points
1933-04-07 Roy Clark LLLLLL Orange WIN
KO
1933-02-20 Harold Mays WWLWWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
1932-12-12 Jack Gagnon LLLLWL Arena, Philadelphia LOST
1932-10-17 Natie Brown WWWWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1932-09-14 Otis Gardner LLLLLL Central Park Arena, Orange WIN
KO
1932-07-28 Charley Boyette WLLLWL Playgrounds Stadium, West New York WIN
Technical knockout
1932-06-07 Ernie Schaaf WWWWWW Dreamland Park, Newark LOST
Points
1932-05-02 Johnny Freeman LWWLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1932-04-11 Arthur De Kuh WWWLWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
1932-03-14 Ted Sandwina DWLWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
1932-02-08 Natie Brown WDLDLW Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh LOST
Points
1931-11-23 George Panka LLLLLW Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
1931-11-09 Leonard Dixon LLWWWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
1931-10-12 Mike Sankowitz WWWLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
1931-09-30 Abie Bain WWLWWW Dreamland Park, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
1931-07-03 Johnny Risko LLLWWW Municipal Stadium, Cleveland LOST
Points
1931-06-19 Harold Mays WLWWWW Playgrounds Stadium, West New York LOST
Points
1931-06-10 KO Christner WLWLLW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
1931-05-22 Jack Dorval DWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOST
Points
1931-05-15 Paul Cavalier WWWWDL Madison Square Garden, New York LOST
Points
1931-05-01 Frankie Kitts WLLLDL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
1931-04-08 Leo Dillon WWLLLL Armory, Hagerstown WIN
KO
1931-01-23 Frankie Wine LLLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
1931-01-02 Phil Mercurio LLDLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
1930-12-15 Armando De Carolis LLLWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1930-11-10 Ted Sandwina WDLLDL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1930-10-17 George LaRocco LLLLLL Llewellyn Hall, Orange WIN
Technical knockout
1930-09-19 Jack Marsling LLLLL Llewellyn Hall, Orange WIN
KO
1930-09-10 Frank Montagna WWWLWD Dreamland Park, Newark WIN
KO
1930-07-21 Pietro Corri LLLWLW Velodrome, Newark WIN
KO
1930-06-25 Will Mathews LWWLLL Dreamland Park, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
1930-06-02 Ted Sandwina WWWWDL Velodrome, Newark WIN
Points
1930-04-21 Bud Gorman WLWWLW Laurel Garden, Newark LOST
Points
1930-04-07 Mike Sullivan WWWWWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1930-03-10 Tom Kirby WWLWL Buckingham Hall, Waterbury WIN
Points
1930-02-03 Al Friedman LWWWWL Laurel Garden, Newark LOST
Points
1930-01-23 Tom Kirby LWWWLW Foot Guard Hall, Hartford
1929-12-20 Neil Clisby WLLWWW Boston Garden, Boston LOST
Technical knockout
1929-10-14 Cuban Bobby Brown WWWWLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
1929-08-13 Al Friedman LLLLWD Velodrome, Newark WIN
Points
1929-07-26 Harold Mays WWWLWL Lakewood Arena, Waterbury LOST
Points
1929-06-20 George Hoffman DWWWDW Lakewood Arena, Waterbury WIN
Points
1929-05-20 Murray Gitlitz WWWLWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
1929-05-10 Ad Stone WLWWWL Llewellyn Boxing Club, Orange WIN
Points
1929-04-26 George Neron DLLLDL Llewellyn Boxing Club, Orange WIN
Points
1929-04-12 Pietro Corri LWLLWL Llewellyn Boxing Club, Orange WIN
Points
1929-03-07 Jack Shaw WLWWWL Llewellyn Boxing Club, Orange WIN
Points
1929-02-22 George Hoffman WWLWLW Llewellyn Boxing Club, Orange DRAW
Points
1928-11-21 Jack Smith WLWDWL Armory, Newark WIN
Points
1928-11-05 Nick Fadil LLLWWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
1928-08-27 James Jay Lawless WLL McGuigan's Arena, Harrison LOST
1928-07-13 Rosaire Boutot WWWW Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch WIN
Points
1928-06-11 Joe Steiney Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1928-05-07 Johnny Alberts WWWLLL Laurel Garden, Newark LOST
Points
1928-04-16 Andy Schimala Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
1928-03-12 Floyd Shimalla WWWWLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO