TONY GALENTO V LUIS FIRPO

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by Fergy, Nov 6, 2019.

Who wins?

  1. Galento?

    7 vote(s)
    87.5%
  2. Firpo?

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    "Two Ton" Tony V The "Wild Bull"?
    Galento who dropped Louis v Firpo who knocked Dempsey outa the ring?
    10 rounds?
     
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  2. The Undefeated Lachbuster

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    This would be dirty and brutal, and I'd pay top dollar for it

    If Galento comes in top condition (for Galento) I take him by late stoppage, similar to the Nova fight.
     
  3. PhillyPhan69

    PhillyPhan69 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    finally a fair match-up between these 2 guys. I personally think Galento would win this fight, and stop Firpo in around 7-8, in a better fight than some might think.
     
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  4. Fergy

    Fergy Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I'd love to be ringside.
     
  5. BitPlayerVesti

    BitPlayerVesti Boxingoholican Full Member

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    Not one for the purists, I think Firpo would be more likely to win, but Galento had a higher ceiling
     
  6. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Galento should make short work of Firpo. I don't see Firpo lasting beyond the 4th round.
     
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  7. crixus85

    crixus85 Active Member Full Member

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    As long as you’re not in the first 3 rows though!
     
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  8. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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  9. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Exciting slug fest between two crude brawlers. I like Galento but Firpo’s power was no joke
     
  10. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Firpo was a beast. A rare thing. and wild thing. He drew thousands of fans to his fights not because he was great boxer but because he was a sensationally explosive fighter. He was an enigma. And if you look at his career, just 36 fights spread over near 20 years.

    He came to America as an unknown South American champion with a 14-2 record in 1922. Within 15 months he had fought 12 more times and established himself as the logical contender to Jack Dempsey knocking out Jess Willard and Bill Brennan. He also knocked out Charlie Weinert quicker than Gene Tunney had..and Weinert went the distance with Sharkey and Harry Greb.

    so the guy was no joke. I think he made champions money. Because His fights were such big events in both the East coast boxing Mecca and in South America.

    people can say Firpo was a hype job or a flash in the pan.. but I think there must have been something there just to make that kind of impact with so few fights.