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Tony Galento
Global ID12125
sexmale
birthdate 1910-03-12
death date 1979-07-22 (69)
divisionheavyweight
stanceorthodox
height5′ 9″   /   175cm
aliasTwo Ton Tony
country USA
residenceOrange, New Jersey, USA
birth placeOrange, New Jersey, USA
birth nameDominick Anthony Galento
won 80 (KO 57) + lost 26 (KO 6) + drawn 5 = 112
rounds boxed 661 KO% 50.89
 
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dateopponentW-L-Dlast 6location
1944-12-04Jack Suzek
Forum, Wichita, Kansas, USAWKO310
Suzek was a wrestler from Chicago.
1943-06-21Fred Blassie
Caswell Park, Knoxville, Tennessee, USAWKO210
Blassie was a professional wrestler.
1943-06-01Herbie Katz54-18-2
Phillips Field, Tampa, Florida, USAWKO110
referee: Mickey Walker
"A bloodless 25 second knockout victory" for Galento. (United Press)
1941-04-08Buddy Baer51-5-0
Uline Arena, Washington, District of Columbia, USALTKO710
referee: Eddie La Fond
Galento quit when he claimed a broken left hand.
1940-07-02Max Baer64-12-0
Roosevelt Stadium, Jersey City, New Jersey, USALRTD715
referee: Joe Mangold
Galento was unable to answer the bell for the 8th round.
1939-09-15Lou Nova22-1-4
Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO1415
time: 2:44 | referee: George Blake | judge: Eddie Loughran | judge: Frank Nasborough
"..One of the most disgraceful fights staged since the days of the barroom brawls. Referee George Blake..would have retained his reputation as a great referee had he disqualified Galento." (The Ring, December 1939, page 16) Galento was permitted to thumb Nova's right eye until it reached a terrible condition. Finally Lou went down in the 14th round after being fouled for the last time.
1939-06-28Joe Louis38-1-0
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALTKO415
time: 2:29 | referee: Arthur Donovan
World Heavyweight Title
Louis was staggered in round one and Galento was dropped in the second round. Louis was knocked down in third round.

1939-02-23Abe Feldman34-12-4
Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida, USAWTKO310
time: 0:31 | referee: Davy Miller
Galento "followed his usual tactics of swinging both ponderous fists and Feldman could fight back only feebly." He was down twice in the 2nd round and "suffered a bad beating but protested volubly" when the bout was stopped." (New York Times)
1939-02-03Natie Brown35-26-7
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO410
Brown was down ten times. Joe Louis was at ringside.
1939-01-19Jorge Brescia13-6-0
Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO110
time: 1:41 | referee: Whitey Healy
1938-12-16Dick Daniels28-12-2
Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USAWKO34
Rounds changed according to New York Times
1938-12-07Otis Thomas15-2-1
Arena, Saint Louis, Missouri, USAWKO912
time: 1:35 | referee: Walter Heisner
"Thomas gave Galento a good fight right up to the end. And on the strength of winning one round through a low blow by Galento had a slight edge on the New Jersey bartender going into the ninth round. The knockout came one round after Referee Walter Heisner had stopped the bout momentarily and threatened to give it to Thomas because of Galento's low blows." (Chicago Tribune). Also reported in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat (Laurence Fielding).
1938-11-14Harry Thomas40-14-2
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
The next day, upon the recommendation of member Jules E. Aronson, Thomas was banned for life from Pennsylvania rings by the state commission.
1938-05-13Nathan Mann42-5-3
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWKO210
1938-01-05Charley Massera36-19-5
Armory, Orange, New Jersey, USAWKO310
referee: Whitey Healy
1937-11-18Leroy Haynes44-11-2
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
Haynes took three nine counts before the bout was stopped after he "dropped to the floor again without being hit." (Associated Press)
1937-09-28Lorenzo Pack16-3-1
Convention Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO610
1937-07-27Al Ettore58-10-3
Velodrome, Nutley, New Jersey, USAWTKO810
time: 2:55 | referee: Gene Roman
Galento gave Ettore a "terrific beating". He knocked him down twice in the 8th and on each occasion knocked him "clean out of the ring". (New York Times)
1937-06-22Arturo Godoy44-5-6
Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois, USALPTS66
1937-06-14Eddie Mader38-26-6
Ollemar Field, Irvington, New Jersey, USADPTS1010
referee: Danny Sullivan
1937-04-28Arturo Godoy43-4-6
Hippodrome, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1937-03-08Don Petrin33-20-3
Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
Galento won decisively to end his series with Petrin.
1937-02-15Jack Moran12-7-1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO210
1937-01-18Don Petrin32-20-2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USADPTS1010
1936-12-03Terry Mitchell21-35-2
Armory, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO310
Mitchell was knocked down four times.
1936-11-09Roy Lazer43-6-3
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO610
1936-10-12Izzy Singer14-16-5
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO810
Singer did very well in the first four rounds. In the fifth he was floored by a left hook. In the sixth round the fighters started to foul each other and Singer was bound to get the worst of that from Galento. Izzy was half-wrestled to the floor in the sixth and took a nine-count. Galento bided his time in the seventh, but opened up in the eighth and put Singer down three times. Singer's handlers jumped in the ring on the third knockdown before the referee could complete the count.
1936-09-14Izzy Singer14-15-5
Meadowbrook Field, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
Referee Jim Manley gave Galento seven rounds and called the other three even. Sportswriter Willie Ratner of the Newark Evening News scored it 8 rounds for Singer and two for Galento. The fans agreed with Ratner. Singer outboxed Galento, cleverly avoiding Tony's left hook. He had Tony swinging so wildly and desperately as to fall down.
1936-08-24Freddie Fiducia21-6-2
Meadowbrook Field, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO210
Fiducia was down in the first round from a left hook. He couldn't hold off his bigger and more powerful opponent and three more left hooks in round two finished him.
1936-07-28James J Taylor0-2-0
Meadowbrook Field, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO110
1936-06-19Al Gainer56-15-5
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USALTKO410
time: 1:04
Fight stopped because of a badly cut eye suffered by Galento. Gainer battered him throughout the fight.
1936-05-11Al Delaney36-5-3
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USADPTS88
Referee Jim Manly scored it 3-3-2, including one round taken from Delaney for holding and heeling. (Newark Evening News, Herb Goldman)
1936-04-06Eddie Blunt8-0-1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
referee: Gene Roman
Galento had an "easy" win over Blunt. (New York Times)Blunt was down for an 8-count in the tenth round. Galento won 7 rounds, Blunt three. (Newark Daily News, Herb Goldman.
1936-02-29Al Delaney33-5-3
Ridgewood Grove, Brooklyn, New York, USALPTS66
1935-11-01Eddie Mader33-19-4
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS66
1935-09-10Al Boros28-15-2
Meadowbrook Field, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO1010
"Tony Galento, chunky Orange slugger, knocked out Boros..with a powerful left hook to the chin.." Boros's style puzzled Galento, who had to take a lot of punches before he pulled it out at the end. (Newark Evening News, Herb Goldman).
1935-08-29Willie McGee5-8-0
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USAWPTS66
1935-07-29Gene Mickens7-1-0
Meadowbrook Field, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
According to the Newark Evening News (Herb Goldman), Galento won without question but got a tough battle. Mickens was floored for a 5-count in round two and for a 9-count in the sixth, both times by right hands. However, Gene's defense against the left was very effective.
1935-06-13Anthony Ashrut4-2-1
Madison Square Garden Bowl, Long Island City, Queens, New York, USAWKO16
1935-03-05Larry Johnson32-22-1
Elizabeth, New Jersey, USAWKO510
1935-02-04Eddie Karolak9-9-2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO410
Karolak was felled by a left hook as the bell sounded to end the third round. Eddie came out for round four, but the fight had to be stopped.
1934-11-26Bob Tow22-16-2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
Galento fractured a bone in his right hand in this fight.
1934-10-22Patsy Perroni38-7-2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
referee: Whitey Healy 4-5
Galento lost the seventh round because of "rough tactics." Titusville Herald
1934-09-04Marty Gallagher36-19-5
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALTKO1315
referee: Heinie Miller
Gallagher was floored twice but cut Galento's red eye and the referee stopped the fight. From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-07-16Bob Tow20-15-2
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USALPTS1010
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-06-15Marty Gallagher36-18-5
Griffith Stadium, Washington, District of Columbia, USAWPTS1010
From Washington newspapers (Laurence Fielding).
1934-05-25Italian Jack Herman12-28-1
Portner's Arena, Alexandria, Virginia, USAWKO210
1934-04-02Battling Bozo27-20-12
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWDQ110
Bozo went down twice without being hit and the fight was "restarted." The second time he went down after being hit and was paid his purse of $75.
1934-03-05Owen Flynn6-15-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO210
1934-02-05Larry Johnson31-17-1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO710
1933-08-28Unknown Winston39-21-3
Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1933-08-14Don Petrin22-10-1
Park View Arena, Newark, New Jersey, USADPTS88
Petrin down in first
1933-06-08Don 'Red' Barry34-14-5
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York, USAWKO110
judge: Charley Lynch | judge: Joe Agnello
1933-04-17Obie Walker28-2-2
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1933-04-07Roy Clark5-21-2
Orange, New Jersey, USAWKO210
1933-02-20Harold Mays30-10-0
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1932-12-12Jack Gagnon43-26-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USALDQ410
1932-10-17Natie Brown18-13-3
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO110
time: 1:42
1932-09-14Pedro Lopez5-25-0
Orange, New Jersey, USAWKO110
Galento knocked Lopez down three times in all. (New York Times)
1932-07-28Charley Boyette42-14-3
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USAWTKO410
1932-06-07Ernie Schaaf48-9-2
Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1932-05-02Johnny Freeman23-22-2
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO610
1932-04-11Arthur De Kuh41-11-1
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWKO410
1932-03-14Ted Sandwina49-17-6
Laurel Garden, Newark, New Jersey, USAWPTS1010
1932-02-08Natie Brown12-11-3
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USALPTS1010
1931-11-23George Panka14-5-4
Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAWKO110
time: 0:14 | referee: Al Grayber
This was possibly the quickest knockout in Pittsburgh history. Panka was on his feet for a mere 4 seconds before being floored. He was counted out at 14 seconds.
1931-11-09Leonard Dixon9-7-1
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWKO310
1931-10-12Mike Sankowitz15-7-3
Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAWTKO310
1931-09-30Abie Bain40-12-4
Dreamland Park, Newark, New Jersey, USAWTKO410
1931-07-03Johnny Risko49-31-6
Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio, USALPTS88
1931-06-19Harold Mays25-9-0
Playgrounds Stadium, West New York, New Jersey, USALPTS1010
1931-06-10KO Christner27-13-0
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO810
1931-05-22Jack Dorval17-4-4
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USALPTS1010
1931-05-15Paul Cavalier32-5-2
Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USALPTS1010
1931-05-01Frankie Kitts1-3-1
Olympia Stadium, Detroit, Michigan, USAWKO13
The second of three fights for Galento on this date. This was a "Beeftrust" heavyweight tournament. None of Galento's opponents had any significant experience.
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