Why do denizens of boxingforum24 make a big deal of Galento flooring Joe Louis?

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by InMemoryofJakeLamotta, Jun 7, 2023.

  1. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    Huge difference between win a state golden gloves and a bronze in the Olympics during the 90's. Icing Rahman, Maskiav, Moorer and Ruiz etc. Is more impressive than beating Lou Nova, Al Ettore and Nathan Mann.
  2. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    Sure he did. He knocked out John Ruiz who fought like an octopus. That dude excessively held everyone he ever fought except Tua who blasted him out in seconds on national TV.
  3. Dynamicpuncher

    Dynamicpuncher Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jan 14, 2022
    I don't make much of it because it's Heavyweight boxing and one punch can floor anyone.

    My biggest gripe with Louis is his static movement and I feel he could be vulnerable vs boxers. He did have immense problems vs Conn, Walcott, and was schooled vs Charles although he was faded by that point.

    But I feel boxers like Usyk, Ali, Holmes, Lewis, Fury, Young, would be very problematic for him.
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  4. Boxed Ears

    Boxed Ears this my daddy's account (RIP daddy) Full Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    He did some of these same fairly nuanced and tricky things that Marciano would do later. He just didn't look as fit as Marciano when he did them. Or as handsome, frankly. Yet, somehow, far more Italian, if that makes any scientific sense.
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  5. Boxed Ears

    Boxed Ears this my daddy's account (RIP daddy) Full Member

    Jul 28, 2009
    Almost too Italian.
  6. Blofeld

    Blofeld Active Member Full Member

    Sep 27, 2022
    One of this wonders of this forum is how much Galento is discussed. I think his flooring of Joe is like Henry Cooper's flooring of Ali, one punch and a legend forever despite losing.
  7. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 1, 2018
    Yes. Thank you for explaining that hook. I always thought it was interesting how Louis knew the punch was coming, but it landed solidly anyway. Galento did know what he was doing. He knew how to feint with purpose. As I recall he had jolted Louis earlier in the fight, too. I think Joe knew he was up against a formidable adversary, so he undertook to get him out of there as soon as possible. Galento was more crafty than crude, IMO.
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  8. PRW94

    PRW94 Member Full Member

    Nov 26, 2020
    I think it’s because some people write Galento off and ridicule him as a crude, oafish bum.

    He knew what he was doing in the ring and could pack a wallop.
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  9. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 VIP Member Full Member

    Apr 27, 2005
    A thing to remember here is that Galento always went out of his way to really stir up his opponents. He often had them wanting to kill him by the time that first bell rang. Many hated him and he wasn't a well liked guy at all. He thrived on stirring them up because he loved a brawl and had more opportunity to instigate his immense variety of fouls. Baer had to be held back from him after some insults at the weigh in and a few days prior he'd sent Max a postcard of two scrawny poor looking bears pawing at each other. He'd written across the picture, "Max and Buddy, and this goes for your whole family, you bums!". Hilarious really but not so much to guys that already hated his guts LOL.

    It's been said he was ringing Louis and his wife every night before the fight and hitting them with ethnic slurs and slanders. Little wonder Louis was another of many wanting to supremely punish him. Ironically after the fight it was Galento's wife crying because of the horrible mess Louis had made of him.
  10. sauhund II

    sauhund II Boxing Addict Full Member

    Nov 8, 2008
    From a boxing perspective both looked terrible

    Galento was blowing like a walrus after one round, never ever heard of moving his head, never ever heard of a jab, can you say ZERO defense because I sure did not see any and last but not least feet stuck in cement.

    Louis was static, pawing with the jab, missing, until the end he only thru single shots, was waiting to unload with one big blow and now where near combo punching or setting something up.................got buzzed early and knocked down later.

    I would be simply amazed if Galento would survive two rounds max vs Liston/Foreman/Tyson/Bowe/Lewis and I bet my bottom dollar they would not be knocked down in the process.