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Old 07-30-2007, 09:59 PM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:04 PM   #2
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Bean takes it though it would be entertaining
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:12 PM   #3
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Battle of the bellys.

Galento fought better compeition and fought in longer fights, so if he can outbox the Bean I'd take him.
But if Beans righthand lands on Tony's chin....good night!

I can't see Galento trying to outbox Butterbean, so I'll take Bean by knockout.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:41 PM   #4
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Battle of the bellys.

Galento fought better compeition and fought in longer fights, so if he can outbox the Bean I'd take him.
But if Beans righthand lands on Tony's chin....good night!

I can't see Galento trying to outbox Butterbean, so I'll take Bean by knockout.
Galento was a serious fighter who beat some of the best fighters in the world. He knocks out Butterbean.
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Old 07-30-2007, 10:45 PM   #5
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Galento was a serious fighter who beat some of the best fighters in the world. He knocks out Butterbean.

In all fairness, I think most would pick Galento, and rightfully so. He fought in championship fights and even floored Louis once. In addition, he had some decent wins over a few top contenders as you say. I will say however, that he was rather dirty fighter. he beat Lou Nova once by constantly getting away with thumbing him in the eye. Bad officiating that evening.
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:46 AM   #6
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This is a total mismatch.

Galento might have been fat but he was a bona fide ranked contender who beat other bona fide ranked contenders.

Butterbean by comparison is a circus sideshow.

I would even go as far as to say that this match up is positively insulting to Galento. Rather like asking who would win between Butterbean and James Toney.
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Old 07-31-2007, 04:51 AM   #7
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Galento by a first round KO. I think it would be a pretty entertaining two minutes of boxing though...i wouldn't be at all unhappy to see this on an undercard.
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Old 07-31-2007, 05:53 AM   #8
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Louis was able to floor Two-Ton with his textbook combination punching, but Baer and Nova weren't able to land him. Bean can take a punch, which is a good thing, because he may have to take a helluva lot of them from Tony. If he could manage to withstand whatever Galento dished out, Tony was perfectly capable of winning a decision. And his filthy 14 round TKO against Nova showed that he had the staying power Esch has never demonstrated. And Tony proved against Louis that if he was somehow hurt, he could come back with a vengeance. Only Louis was able to drop Tony, but not for the count. A tough and durable sonofagun.

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Old 07-31-2007, 07:10 AM   #9
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This is a total mismatch.

Galento might have been fat but he was a bona fide ranked contender who beat other bona fide ranked contenders.

Butterbean by comparison is a circus sideshow.

I would even go as far as to say that this match up is positively insulting to Galento. Rather like asking who would win between Butterbean and James Toney.
Well Toney did draw with Rahman (though he should've lost) and beat an aging Holyfield. While those are not claims to greatness, i don't think he deserves to be compared with Butterbean (same for Galento).

Butterbean had that impressive first round KO of Johnny Knoxville in a shop but i'm pretty sure that Galento (a legit contender) knocks him out in the first round.
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Old 07-31-2007, 07:19 AM   #10
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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.
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Old 07-31-2007, 08:22 AM   #11
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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.
What's obsolete is the 12 round limit, and it has been obsolete ever since the WBC imposed it after Chacon/Limon IV.
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:48 AM   #12
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In all fairness, I think most would pick Galento, and rightfully so. He fought in championship fights and even floored Louis once. In addition, he had some decent wins over a few top contenders as you say. I will say however, that he was rather dirty fighter. he beat Lou Nova once by constantly getting away with thumbing him in the eye. Bad officiating that evening.
I know it is sadistic and does not speak well for my charactor, but I would hope that in the Galento-Butterbean match the referee and his seeing eye dog stay far enough away from the action for Butterbean to get what he has coming to him.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:07 AM   #13
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What's obsolete is the 12 round limit, and it has been obsolete ever since the WBC imposed it after Chacon/Limon IV.
Obsolete = "no longer in use".
Not the ideal word for what I mean but the best I can think of.

They dont have 13th and 14th rounds now, that's the extent of what I'm saying.

Comparing Galento to the "king of the four rounders" is insane when you consider that Galento went longer distances than any active fighter has, barring perhaps only Holyfield and maybe some other old (45+ year old) veterans who went 15.
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Old 07-31-2007, 10:21 AM   #14
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Illogical matchup. Galento would KO the fat circus act Butterbean in the 1st round, I donīt need to write reasons...
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Old 07-31-2007, 11:11 AM   #15
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Illogical matchup. Galento would KO the fat circus act Butterbean in the 1st round, I donīt need to write reasons...
Nonsense. Bean fart is an all time great
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