Found October 13, 2012 on Pro Boxing Fans:
It's difficult not to have a soft spot for heavyweight Tony Galento (80-26-5, 57 KOs), who fought from 1928 to 1944.  He was a real character.  His training diet consisted of hot dogs, spaghetti and meatballs, and oceans of beer.  But "Galento the Great", as biographer Joseph G. Donovan called him, was anything but a clown. Short and fat, yes, but he was a powerful dockyard brawler with one of the best left hooks in the business.  He used it to knock Joe Louis off his feet in their championship bout.  Though the "Brown Bomber" beat him, of course, Galento took out some outstanding competition, including Al Ettore (in the eighth), Nathan Mann (in the second), and Lou Nova (in the 14th).  The latter was among the dirtiest fights in the history of the sport, Nova almost losing an eye to Galento's relentless gouging. There's no shortage of stories concerning the roly-poly New Jersey barman.  Legend has it, for instance, that he consumed 50 or...
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