Butter Bean Esch vs Tony Galento
I don't know if there was ever a ring in existance capable of supporting and withstanding the kind of weight that these two fighting fat boys would drag into the arena.
Tony Galento - was born in Orange, New Jersey in 1910 and died in 1979. Ironically, he lived to see the age of 79, despite his life style. During his fight career, Galento would train at night, after he closed down the tavern that he owned. When asked " why do you train so late at night? " he would reply " because I fight at night ". Tony's nutritional guidleines included eating a whole chicken, a pot full of pasta, wine, beer, whiskey and a nice cigar. In his fight with Louis, he stood 5'9", and weighed a lovely 233 Lbs. definately spedo material.
Eric " Butterbean " Esch, was born in Jasper, Alabama in 1966. He began his career as a 5 time world toughman contest fighter. He also, fought as a kickboxer, if that's even imaginable. He continues to fight today at the age of 40. His current record is 77-7-4-58. although he has mainly fought in 4 rounders his whole career, Beanfart, went 10 rounds with a 52 year old Larry Holmes in 2002. Bean was highly criticized for more or less being a fraud who would never engage with a real contender, nor a fight set for more than 4 rounds, where there was anything at stake.
Who takes it? Will it be our whiskey drinking, cigar smoking bartender, or will it be the 375 pound parade float?