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"Two-Ton" Tony Galento
(Dominick Anthony Galento)

BORN   March 12 1910; Orange, New Jersey
DIED July 22 1979;
HEIGHT 5-9
WEIGHT 183 1/2-247 lbs
MANAGERS Joe Jacobs; Harry Mendel

Galento was a short, tough brawler who often fought from a crouch that accented his short height; He feared no man and lost only 26 bouts of 110 contests; "Two-Ton" Tony scored 56 knockouts during his career; He was a top contender for the Heavyweight Championship during the early 1940s and even floored the great Joe Louis in a 1939 title contest

Tony
defeated such men as Lou Nova, Nathan Mann, Harry Thomas, Roy Lazer, Al Ettore, Leroy Haynes, Abe Feldman, Dick Daniels, Charley Massera, Herbie Katz, Otis Thomas, Harold Mays, Arthur De Kuh, Ted Sandwina, Abie Bain, Ad Stone, Murray Gitlitz and "Cuban" Bobby Brown

1928
Mar 12 Babe Farmer                 Newark, NJ                      KO  3
Apr 16 Andy Schimala               Newark, NJ                      KO  4
May  7 Johnny Alberts              Newark, NJ                       L  8
Jun 11 Joe Steiney                 Newark, NJ                      KO  4
Jul 13 Rosy Boutot                 Long Branch, NJ                  W  8
Aug 27 James J. Lawless            Harrison, NJ                    LF  5
Nov  5 Nick Fadil                  Newark, NJ                      TK  1
Nov 21 Jack Smith                  Newark, NJ                       W  6

1929
Feb 22 George Hoffman              Orange, NJ                       D  8
Mar  7 Jack Shaw                   Orange, NJ                       W  8
Apr 12 Pietro Corri                Orange, NJ                       W  8
Apr 26 George Neron                Orange, NJ                       W  8
May 10 Ad Stone                    Orange, NJ                       W  8
May 20 Murray Gitlitz              Newark, NJ                       W 10
Jun 20 George Hoffman              Waterbury, Ct                    W 10
Jul 12 Harold Mays                 Waterbury, Ct                    L 10
Aug 13 Al Friedman                 Newark, NJ                       W 10
Oct 14 "Cuban" Bobby Brown         Newark, NJ                       W 10
Dec 20 Neil Clisby                 Boston, Ma                      LT  7

1930
Feb  3 Al Friedman                 Newark, NJ                       L 10
Mar 10 Tom Kirby                   Waterbury, Ct                    W 10
Apr  7 Mike Sullivan               Newark, NJ                      KO  2
Apr 21 Bud Gorman                  Newark, NJ                       L 10
Jun  2 Ted Sandwina                Newark, NJ                       W 10
Jun 25 Will Matthews               Newark, NJ                      TK  1
Jul 21 Pietro Corri                Newark, NJ                      KO  6
Sep 10 Frank Montagna              Newark, NJ                      KO  3
Sep 19 Jack Marsling               Orange, NJ                      KO  1
Oct 17 George LaRocco              Orange, NJ                      KO  2
Nov 10 Ted Sandwina                Newark, NJ                      KO  2
Dec 15 Armando De Carolis          Newark, NJ                      KO  8

1931
Jan  2 Phil Mercurio               New York, NY                    KO  2
Jan 23 Frankie Wine                New York, NY                    KO  1
Apr  8 Leo Dillon                  Hagerstown, Md                  KO  1
May  1 Frankie Kitts               Detroit, Mi                     KO  1
May  1 Joe Brian                   Detroit, Mi                     KO  1
May  1 Paul Thurman                Detroit, Mi                      W  3
          -The previous 3 bouts were held the same date
May 15 Paul Cavalier               New York, NY                     L 10
May 22 "Napoleon" Jack Dorval      Detroit, Mi                      L 10
Jun 10 Meyer "K.O." Christner      Detroit, Mi                     KO  8
Jun 19 Harold Mays                 West New York, NJ                L 10
Jul  3 Johnny Risko                Cleveland, Oh                    L  8
Sep 30 Abie Bain                   Newark, NJ                      TK  4
Oct 12 Mike Sankovitch             Philadelphia, Pa                TK  3
Nov  9 Leonard Dixon               Philadelphia, Pa                KO  3
Nov 23 George Panka                Pittsburgh, Pa                  KO  1

1932
Feb  8 Natie Brown                 Pittsburgh, Pa                   L 10
Mar 14 Ted Sandwina                Newark, NJ                       W 10
Apr 11 Arthur De Kuh               Newark, NJ                      KO  4
May  2 Johnny Freeman              Newark, NJ                      TK  6
Jun  7 Ernie Schaaf                Newark, NJ                       L 10
Jul 28 Charley "Red" Boyette       West New York, NJ               TK  4
Sep 14 Pedro Lopez                 Orange, NJ                      KO  1
Oct 17 Natie Brown                 Newark, NJ                      KO  1
Dec 12 Jack Gagnon                 Philadelphia, Pa                LF  4

1933
Feb 20 Harold Mays                 Newark, NJ                       W 10
Apr  7 Roy "Ace" Clark             Orange, NJ                      KO  2
Apr 17 Obadiah "Obie" Walker       Philadelphia, Pa                 L 10
Jun  8 Donald "Red" Barry          Bronx, NY                       KO  1
Aug 14 Don Petrin                  Newark, NJ                       D  8
Aug 28 Ed "Unknown" Winston        Newark, NJ                       L 10

1934
Feb  5 Larry Johnson               Newark, NJ                      KO  7
Mar  5 Owen Flynn                  Newark, NJ                      KO  2
Apr  2 Battling Bozo               Newark, NJ                      WF  1
May 25 "Italian" Jack Herman       Alexandria, Va                  KO  2
Jun 15 Marty Gallagher             Washington, DC                   W 10
Jul 16 Bob Tow                     Washington, DC                   L 10
Sep  4 Marty Gallagher             Washington, DC                  LT 13
Oct 22 Patsy Perroni               Newark, NJ                       L 10
Nov 26 Bob Tow                     Newark, NJ                       W 10

1935
Feb  4 Eddie Karolak               Newark, NJ                      KO  4
Mar  5 Larry Johnson               Elizabeth, NJ                   KO  5
Jun 13 Anthony Ashrut              Long Island City, NY            KO  1
Jul 29 Gene Mickens                Newark, NJ                       W 10
Aug 29 Willie McGee                New York, NY                     W  6
Sep 10 Al Boros                    Newark, NJ                      KO 10
Nov  1 Eddie Mader                 New York, NY                     L  6

1936
Feb 29 Al Delaney                  Brooklyn, NY                     L  6
Apr  6 Eddie Blunt                 Newark, NJ                       W 10
May 11 Al Delaney                  Newark, NJ                       D  8
Jun 19 Al Gainer                   Bronx, NY                       LT  4
Jul 28 James J. Taylor             Newark, NJ                      KO  1
Aug 24 Freddie Fiducia             Newark, NJ                      KO  2
Sep 14 Izzy Singer                 Newark, NJ                       W 10
Oct 12 Izzy Singer                 Newark, NJ                      KO  8
Nov  9 Roy Lazer                   Newark, NJ                      TK  6
Dec  3 Terry Mitchell              Newark, NJ                      KO  3

1937
Jan 18 Don Petrin                  Newark, NJ                       D 10
Feb 15 Jack Moran                  Newark, NJ                      KO  2
Mar  8 Don Petrin                  Newark, NJ                       W 10
Apr 28 Arturo Godoy                New York, NY                     L 10
Jun 14 Eddie Mader                 Irvington, NJ                    D 10
Jun 22 Arturo Godoy                Chicago, Il                      L  6
Jul 27 Al Ettore                   Nutley, NJ                      TK  8
Sep 28 Lorenzo Pack                Philadelphia, Pa                KO  6
Nov 18 Leroy Haynes                Philadelphia, Pa                TK  3

1938
Jan  5 Charley Massera             Orange, NJ                      KO  3
May 13 Nathan Mann                 New York, NY                    KO  2
Nov 14 Harry Thomas                Philadelphia, Pa                TK  3
Dec  7 Otis Thomas                 St. Louis, Mo                   KO  9
Dec 16 Dick Daniels                Minneapolis, Mn                 KO  3

1939
Jan 19 Jorge Brescia               Newark, NJ                      KO  1
Feb  3 Natie Brown                 Detroit, Mi                     KO  4
Feb 23 Abe Feldman                 Miami, Fl                       TK  3
Jun 28 Joe Louis                   Bronx, NY                       LT  4
          -Heavyweight Championship of the World
Sep 15 Lou Nova                    Philadelphia, Pa                TK 14

1940
Jul  2 Max Baer                    Jersey City, NJ                 LT  8

1941
Apr  8 Jacob "Buddy" Baer          Washington, DC                  LT  7

1943
Jun  1 Herbie Katz                 Tampa, Fl                       KO  1

1944
Dec  4 Jack Suzek                  Wichita, Ks                     KO  3

1952
Feb  7 Bull Curry/Golden Terror    Hartford, Ct                     W   
          -Galento and Primo Carnera wrestled Curry and Golden Terror
Mar  6 Bull Curry/Lenny Montana    Hartford, Ct                     W   
          -Galento and Primo Carnera wrestled Curry and Montana;
          Montana was called the "Zebra Kid"


Record courtesy of Tracy Callis, Historian, International Boxing Research Organization

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