Originally Posted by Seamus
Conrad's fight career was before he had major success with Wild Wild West. I find it difficult to believe he could arrange the outcomes of professional boxing matches as a struggling actor.
Regarding the fight with Danza, Conrad was 55 years old while Danza was 38, and a lot closer to his fighting career. Danza did come into it taking it lightly, but must have realized early on that red ass Conrad meant business. Still, Conrad was 55, a grandfather. Danza should have been able to adjust and getting avoided getting starched.
Either that... or Robert Conrad was a bad ass
...or Tony treated it as a laugh. He'd do anything for a laugh, but sell him short and intentionally try to make him look the fool ( like most guys did with Graziano) they learned very quickly they had a tiger by the tail.