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Tony Galento boxer

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

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 Titles Result
Dec. 4, 1944 Jack Conley LL Forum, Wichita WIN
KO
June 21, 1943 Fred Blassie Caswell Park, Knoxville WIN
KO
June 1, 1943 Herbie Katz WWWWLL Phillips Field, Tampa WIN
KO
April 8, 1941 Buddy Baer WWWWWL Uline Arena, Washington LOSS
Technical knockout
July 2, 1940 Max Baer WWWLWW Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City LOSS
Corner retirement
Sept. 15, 1939 Lou Nova WWWWWW Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 1939 Joe Louis WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 1939 Abe Feldman LDLWLW Orange Bowl, Miami WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 3, 1939 Natie Brown WLWLWL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
Jan. 19, 1939 Jorge Brescia LWWWLL Armory, Newark WIN
KO
Dec. 16, 1938 Dick Daniels WDWWWW Armory, Minneapolis WIN
KO
Dec. 7, 1938 Otis Thomas WWWWWW Arena, Saint Louis WIN
KO
Nov. 14, 1938 Harry Thomas WLWLLL Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
May 13, 1938 Nathan Mann WWWLWW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Jan. 5, 1938 Charley Massera LLLLLW Armory, Orange WIN
KO
Nov. 18, 1937 Leroy Haynes WWLWLW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 28, 1937 Lorenzo Pack WWWWLW Convention Hall, Philadelphia WIN
KO
July 27, 1937 Al Ettore LDWLWL Velodrome, Nutley WIN
Technical knockout
June 22, 1937 Arturo Godoy WWWDWL Comiskey Park, Chicago LOSS
Points
June 14, 1937 Eddie Mader WLLDWL Ollemar Field, Irvington DRAW
Points
April 28, 1937 Arturo Godoy DDWWWD Hippodrome, New York LOSS
Points
March 8, 1937 Don Petrin LLLLDW Armory, Newark WIN
Points
Feb. 15, 1937 Jack Moran LLDWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Jan. 18, 1937 Don Petrin WLLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark DRAW
Points
Dec. 3, 1936 Terry Mitchell LLLLLL Armory, Newark WIN
KO
Nov. 9, 1936 Roy Lazer LLWWLD Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 12, 1936 Izzy Singer LWDLDL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1936 Izzy Singer LLWDLD Meadowbrook Field, Newark WIN
Points
Aug. 24, 1936 Freddie Fiducia WDWWWW Meadowbrook Field, Newark WIN
KO
July 28, 1936 James J Taylor LWL Meadowbrook Field, Newark WIN
KO
June 19, 1936 Al Gainer WWWWWW Yankee Stadium, Bronx LOSS
Technical knockout
May 11, 1936 Al Delaney DWWWWW Laurel Garden, Newark DRAW
Points
April 6, 1936 Eddie Blunt WWWWWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Feb. 29, 1936 Al Delaney WWLDWW Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn LOSS
Points
Nov. 1, 1935 Eddie Mader WWWWWW Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Points
Sept. 10, 1935 Al Boros WLLDLL Meadowbrook Field, Newark WIN
KO
Aug. 29, 1935 Willie McGee WWWWLW Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Points
July 29, 1935 Gene Mickens LWWWWW Meadowbrook Field, Newark WIN
Points
June 13, 1935 Anthony Ashrut WWWDLL Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens WIN
KO
March 5, 1935 Larry Johnson LWLLLL Scott Hall, Elizabeth WIN
KO
Feb. 4, 1935 Eddie Karolak WLLWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 26, 1934 Bob Tow WWLWLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Oct. 22, 1934 Patsy Perroni WWDWWW Laurel Garden, Newark LOSS
Points
Sept. 4, 1934 Marty Gallagher WWWDLL Griffith Stadium, Washington LOSS
Technical knockout
July 16, 1934 Bob Tow WLLWWL Griffith Stadium, Washington LOSS
Unanimous decision
June 15, 1934 Marty Gallagher LWWWDL Griffith Stadium, Washington WIN
Points
May 25, 1934 Italian Jack Herman LWWLLL Portner's Arena, Alexandria WIN
KO
April 2, 1934 Battling Bozo DWLLWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
DQ
March 5, 1934 Owen Flynn LLLLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Feb. 5, 1934 Larry Johnson LLWWLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Aug. 28, 1933 Unknown Winston WLWWWW Dreamland Park, Newark LOSS
Points
Aug. 14, 1933 Don Petrin WWWWLW Park View Arena, Newark DRAW
Points
June 8, 1933 Don 'Red' Barry LLLWLW Yankee Stadium, Bronx WIN
KO
April 17, 1933 Obie Walker WWWWWW Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
Points
April 7, 1933 Roy Clark LLLLLL Orange WIN
KO
Feb. 20, 1933 Harold Mays WWLWWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Dec. 12, 1932 Jack Gagnon LLLLWL Arena, Philadelphia LOSS
DQ
Oct. 17, 1932 Natie Brown WWWWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Sept. 14, 1932 Otis Gardner LLLLLL Central Park Arena, Orange WIN
KO
July 28, 1932 Charley Boyette WLLLWL Playgrounds Stadium, West New York WIN
Technical knockout
June 7, 1932 Ernie Schaaf WWWWWW Dreamland Park, Newark LOSS
Points
May 2, 1932 Johnny Freeman LWWLLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
April 11, 1932 Arthur De Kuh WWWLWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
March 14, 1932 Ted Sandwina DWLWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Feb. 8, 1932 Natie Brown WDLDLW Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh LOSS
Points
Nov. 23, 1931 George Panka LLLLLW Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh WIN
KO
Nov. 9, 1931 Leonard Dixon LLWWWW Arena, Philadelphia WIN
KO
Oct. 12, 1931 Mike Sankowitz WWWLL Arena, Philadelphia WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 30, 1931 Abie Bain WWLWWW Dreamland Park, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
July 3, 1931 Johnny Risko LLLWWW Municipal Stadium, Cleveland LOSS
Points
June 19, 1931 Harold Mays WLWWWW Playgrounds Stadium, West New York LOSS
Points
June 10, 1931 KO Christner WLWLLW Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
May 22, 1931 Jack Dorval DWWWWW Olympia Stadium, Detroit LOSS
Points
May 15, 1931 Paul Cavalier WWWWDL Madison Square Garden, New York LOSS
Points
May 1, 1931 Frankie Kitts WLLLDL Olympia Stadium, Detroit WIN
KO
April 8, 1931 Leo Dillon WWLLLL Armory, Hagerstown WIN
KO
Jan. 23, 1931 Frankie Wine LLLLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 2, 1931 Phil Mercurio LLDLLL Madison Square Garden, New York WIN
KO
Dec. 15, 1930 Armando De Carolis LLLWLL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Nov. 10, 1930 Ted Sandwina WDLLDL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
Oct. 17, 1930 George LaRocco LLLLLL Llewellyn Hall, Orange WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 19, 1930 Jack Marsling LLLLL Llewellyn Hall, Orange WIN
KO
Sept. 10, 1930 Frank Montagna WWWLWD Dreamland Park, Newark WIN
KO
July 21, 1930 Pietro Corri LLLWLW Velodrome, Newark WIN
KO
June 25, 1930 Will Mathews LWWLLL Dreamland Park, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
June 2, 1930 Ted Sandwina WWWWDL Velodrome, Newark WIN
Points
April 21, 1930 Bud Gorman WLWWLW Laurel Garden, Newark LOSS
Points
April 7, 1930 Mike Sullivan WWWWWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
March 10, 1930 Tom Kirby WWLWL Buckingham Hall, Waterbury WIN
Points
Feb. 3, 1930 Al Friedman LWWWWL Laurel Garden, Newark LOSS
Points
Jan. 23, 1930 Tom Kirby LWWWLW Foot Guard Hall, Hartford
NC
Dec. 20, 1929 Neil Clisby WLLWWW Boston Garden, Boston LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 14, 1929 Cuban Bobby Brown WWWWLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
Aug. 13, 1929 Al Friedman LLLLWD Velodrome, Newark WIN
Points
July 26, 1929 Harold Mays WWWLWL Lakewood Arena, Waterbury LOSS
Points
June 20, 1929 George Hoffman DWWWDW Lakewood Arena, Waterbury WIN
Points
May 20, 1929 Murray Gitlitz WWWLWW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Points
May 10, 1929 Ad Stone WLWWWL Llewellyn Boxing Club, Orange WIN
Points
April 26, 1929 George Neron DLLLDL Llewellyn Boxing Club, Orange WIN
Points
April 12, 1929 Pietro Corri LWLLWL Llewellyn Boxing Club, Orange WIN
Points
March 7, 1929 Jack Shaw WLWWWL Llewellyn Boxing Club, Orange WIN
Points
Feb. 22, 1929 George Hoffman WWLWLW Llewellyn Boxing Club, Orange DRAW
Points
Nov. 21, 1928 Jack Smith WLWDWL Armory, Newark WIN
Points
Nov. 5, 1928 Nick Fadil LLLWWL Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1928 James Jay Lawless WLL McGuigan's Arena, Harrison LOSS
DQ
July 13, 1928 Rosaire Boutot WWWW Boardwalk Arena, Long Branch WIN
Points
June 11, 1928 Joe Steiney Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
May 7, 1928 Johnny Alberts WWWLLL Laurel Garden, Newark LOSS
Points
April 16, 1928 Andy Schimala Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO
March 12, 1928 Floyd Shimalla WWWWLW Laurel Garden, Newark WIN
KO