Tony Galento
Tony Galento

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Name: Tony Galento
Occupation: Boxer
Gender: Male
Birth Day: March 12, 1910
Death Date: Jul 22, 1979 (age 69)
Age: Aged 69
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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Tony Galento

Tony Galento was born on March 12, 1910 in United States (69 years old). Tony Galento is a Boxer, zodiac sign: Pisces. Find out Tony Galentonet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He claimed his special diet - beer, burgers, and spaghetti - was the secret to his success, but his tendency to use his head and elbows against opponents also helped.

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As per our current Database, Tony Galento died on Jul 22, 1979 (age 69).

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Before Fame

He was nicknamed 'Two Ton' after he explained his tardiness to one of his fights saying he had 'two tons of ice to deliver on my way here.'

Biography Timeline


Galento began his fight career in 1928, and fought 114 professional fights (counting the two post Katz fights against primarily wrestlers) and with a professional record of 82-26-6 with 59 knockouts.


Less known, possibly with good reason, is Galento's battle with Ernie Schaaf in 1932 (Newark). Schaaf was at the time ranked No. 3 by Ring Magazine, and the fight was considered a stepping stone to a title fight with then-champion Jack Sharkey. The fight seemed jinxed from the first, however, rained out three times before finally taking place. It went the scheduled 10-round distance, but was a seesaw affair, rife with brutal infighting and containing many illegal blows. Two-Ton Tony repeatedly struck Schaaf behind the neck with right hand chops ('rabbit punches'). Schaaf, who recovered quickly, was stronger at the end and won the decision, but did not leave his dressing room table for long hours, while Galento merely collected his purse and went home. Schaaf's career spiraled down, culminating in a harrowing beating from Max Baer, followed by his death from light blows early in his final fight, vs. Primo Carnera. Fight lore has long held Baer's devastating right hand responsible for the ring death of Schaaf, but in the hardline culture of the 1930s, Newark sportswriters were quick to claim Galento and the above battle-royal as having done the telling damage.


On June 28, 1939, Galento fought for the heavyweight championship of the world against Joe Louis. At this time, Louis was heavily favored (8 to 1) to stop Galento. Galento was not impressed. In a pre-fight interview, Galento summed up his perspective on the fight as follows:


Galento retired from boxing in 1943, and applied his talents to the world of professional wrestling. He also turned to acting, and was given roles in Wind Across The Everglades (1958), The Best Things in Life Are Free (1956), Guys and Dolls (1955) and On the Waterfront (1954). He retained a kind of "folk hero" status, and was profiled several times, once by W.C. Heinz in TRUE Magazine (AUGUST, 1960; VOL. 41, NO. 279).


Joe Louis and Tony Galento appeared together on The Way It Was, a sports nostalgia program (PBS), on January 29, 1976. The episode was lively, due almost exclusively to Galento's still-direct and colorful style of engagement. Louis showed a surprising side of himself when, after fending off a question by veteran fight commentator Don Dunphy, regarding any ill feeling vs. Max Schmeling (Louis stating he and Schmeling had not truly been adversaries but indeed "good friends"), he then pointed at Galento and stated, "But that little fellow...he really got me mad. All those mean things he said about me while training for our fight. He got me mad, all right." Louis furthered this statement by revealing that his anger by fight time was such that he had decided to "carry" Galento, i.e. to drag the fight out in order to "punish him for those nasty things". After suffering the knockdown, however, Louis changed his mind: "[Galento] hit too hard. So I knocked him out as quickly as I could."

Family Life

Tony grew up in Orange, New Jersey.

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