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Tony Galento

"Two Ton" Tony Galento, a stogie-smoking pugilist and bar-owner who claimed he trained on beer, hamburgers, and spaghetti, was one of the most colorful characters to ever contend for the heavyweight title. Born Dominic Anthony Galento on March 12, 1910 in Orange, New Jersey, he earned his nickname after driving his ice truck to an arena, arriving just before the start of one of his fights. Spotting him in the parking lot, his manager asked him where he'd been. "I had two tons of ice to deliver on my way here," Galento said. The greatest clown in boxing history had arrived. Galento, a dirty fighter who would deliberately head-butt, gouge, low-blow, and elbow his opponents, was one of the toughest men ever to box professionally. Defeating Lou Nova, Al Ettore, and Nathan Mann on his way to a shot at the heavyweight title, he was the most famous member of "The Brown Bomber" Joe Louis' "Bum of the Month Club." The underdog Galento earned fistic immortality when he sent Louis to the canvas in the second round of their title bout. Louis admitted that he might have been the toughest man he ever met in the ring.

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Mar 12, 1910 In Orange, New Jersey, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie On the Waterfront 1954-06-22
Latest Project:
Movie Tender Hearted Tiger: Max Baer 1964-01-01
Known For
Poster of Tender Hearted Tiger: Max Baer
Poster of The Best Things in Life Are Free
Poster of Guys and Dolls
Poster of The Phil Silvers Show
Movie Tender Hearted Tiger: Max Baer Unknown 1964-01-01
Movie Wind Across the Everglades Beef 1958-09-11
Movie The Best Things in Life Are Free Fingers 1956-09-28
Movie Guys and Dolls Spectator at Hot Box Club (uncredited) 1955-12-23
Series The Phil Silvers Show Little Pete 1955-09-20
Movie On the Waterfront Truck 1954-06-22