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Tony Galento


Stogie cigar-chomping and beer-guzzling heavyweight boxing champ who was simply known for his toughness just as much for his dirty methods. He compiled a profession record of 80-26-5 and in addition fought an octopus, kangaroo and keep for promotion. He was nicknamed ‘Two Lot’ after he described his tardiness to 1 of his battles saying he previously ‘two a great deal of ice to provide on my method right here.’ He stated his special diet plan – beverage, burgers, and spaghetti – was the trick to his achievement, but his propensity to make use of his mind and elbows against competitors also helped. He was raised in Orange, NJ. In a traditional Galento move, he baited the fantastic Joe Louis before their combat by contacting him at his house and using a variety of racial epithets to obtain under his epidermis.

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Full Name Tony Galento
Date Of Birth March 12, 1910
Died July 22, 1979, Orange, New Jersey, United States
Place Of Birth New Jersey
Height 1.75 m
Weight Heavyweight
Profession Boxer
Nationality American
Movies Wind Across the Everglades, The Best Things in Life Are Free, On the Waterfront
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1Compiled a professional boxing record of 82-26-6 with 59 knockout victories.
2Fought professionally from 1929 to 1944.
3Scored 11 straight knockout victories prior to his fight with Joe Louis.
4Had 8 different managers throughout his boxing career.
5In 1943, he knocked out professional wrestlers Golden Terror, Freddie Blassie, Bob Stewart, and Mike Ryan in boxer vs wrestler bouts.
6Scored 13 first round knockout victories in his career.
7Record: 76 wins (54 KO's), 26 losses, 5 drawsin 107 fights.
8Former heavy-weight boxer.



Wind Across the Everglades1958Beef
The Best Things in Life Are Free1956Fingers
The Phil Silvers Show1956TV SeriesLittle Pete
Guys and Dolls1955Spectator at Hot Box Club (uncredited)
On the Waterfront1954Truck



The Way It Was1976TV SeriesHimself

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The Glory Days of Wrestling2009VideoHimself
Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
They Were Champions1954Documentary shortHimself

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1A very dirty fighter, who would gouge, headbutt and elbow his opponents

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