Re: Butter Bean Esch vs Tony Galento
Galento, despite his many flaws, was a real fighter who fought in the legitimate pro ranks. He fought 10 rounds often, and also went into the now obsolete 13th and 14th rounds. He was a contender. He knocked out real fighters. He was stocky and tubby, sometimes perhaps 30 or 40 pounds overweight.
Butterbean is a freak show. A post modern joke. An ironic statement on American society. Surely.
His only venture beyond 4 rounds and anywhere near the legit ranks of pro boxing was a 10 round loss to a 52 year-old Larry Holmes.
Butterbean is obese, probably 150 pounds overweight.