Why the hate for Tony Galento????

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  1. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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  2. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

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    Just to clarify, Galento was not one of Louis' opponents on "his Bum Of The Month Club program." Galento fought Louis on June 28, 1939. Louis "Bum of the Month" tour started on Dec. 16, 1940, in Boston against Al McCoy and ended on May 23, 1941, in Washington D.C. against Buddy Baer. . Furthermore, Galento was in no sense a "bum," if one bothers to look at his record. The National Boxing Association rated him as No. 1 heavyweight contender for all of 1939. Ring Magazine rated him No. 5 when he fought Louis. During that stretch, he had defeated some pretty good heavyweights to earn his ranking, including Al Ettore, Lorenzo Pack, Leroy Haynes, Charley Massera, Nathan Mann, Otis Thomas, Natie Brown, and Abe Feldman.
     
  3. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    No because in his era that match wouldn’t have been sanctioned, so there was no opportunity for it to occur. Who knows, RJJ May have out boxed him.
     
  4. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You’re just a Tua fanboy
     
  5. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    He would have outboxed Archie Moore or Ezzard Charles had they met in a ring
     
  6. Fury's Love Handles

    Fury's Love Handles Mrkoolkevin Full Member

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    If you're ever bored, here are most of the other articles (just pulled them together so that I would have them in one place):

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  7. mcvey

    mcvey Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    What's with all this trolling,getting bored?
     
  8. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Active Member Full Member

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    Thanks for the info, I really do appreciate it.
     
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  9. KasimirKid

    KasimirKid Active Member Full Member

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    I realize that the "bum of the month" comment was only a minor part of your otherwise legitimate post, but I just felt the urge to set the record straight. One misconception often leads to anther!
     
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  10. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Active Member Full Member

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    The information was well taken, this is something that I did not know. But I am glad I know it now.
     
  11. Abysmal Brute1983

    Abysmal Brute1983 New Member Full Member

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    Never in my life should i have thought to see such vile know-nothings attempt by considerably foolish measures to try and besmirch the good name of a fine operator of the sport of boxing. Tony Galento was an excellent fighter gifted specifically in the intricate art of brawling. And seeing as there are so few eras in heavyweight history of which inspired top fighters to learn and master the subtle skills of heavy fighting Galento should fare quite well so against many such opponents. He also had a suitable physique made perfect for his job. One should not give too much credence to vile unfounded rumors lest the world around us give way to pointless delusions with terrible consequences and strange thoughts and dreams.
     
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  12. InMemoryofJakeLamotta

    InMemoryofJakeLamotta Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Galento was better than everyone gives him credit for, I'm serious.
     


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