The ‘Beef Trust’ heavyweight tournament: Tony Galento’s 3 fights in 1 night

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...
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October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Truck, Barney & Tullio in On the Waterfront: 3 men who took on Joe Louis

In rewatching Elia Kazan's 1954 classic, On the Waterfront, I was reminded that three of Joe Louis' so-called bums -- Tony Galento, Abe Simon, and Tami Mauriello (respectively, Truck, Barney, and Tullio in the film) -- constituted Johnny Friendly's muscle.  Friendly, portrayed by Lee J. Cobb, was the gangster in charge of the docks and Terry Malloy's (Marlon...
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October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

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