By Robert Fernandez, Forewords by Peter R. Nozza, Foreword by Thomas A. Kaczmarek
For all hard-core boxing enthusiasts, this e-book introduces the reader to New Jersey stars of the 20 th century--gladiators who fought in blood-soaked jewelry bringing leisure to hundreds of thousands for little pay. they need to now not be forgotten. The publication includes many little recognized evidence approximately those wonderful males, all attempting to punch out a dwelling for his or her households in difficult instances. the writer has the game for seventy five years and labored in all stages of it. Readers will examine of the exertions, commitment and recognize built by way of those warring parties within the "sweet science."
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That was all Galento had to hear. In the end both ﬁghters had to be hospitalized. Nova said many times then, and in later years, that he never spoke to Galento again, although their paths crossed many times at boxing functions and affairs. Nova was a young man taken to school by a man who had no scruples once the bell rang. Many people believed Nova was ruined in that 21 Boxing in New Jersey, 1900–1999 ﬁght, although he did go on to challenge Joe Louis for the title. It was said he could have been a better ﬁghter had he not fought Tony Galento.
He was very cordial as we shook hands, and he autographed the book I bought from him. He, along with about a dozen other former ﬁghters, were helping Willie Pep, the great former featherweight champion, sell his book, Friday’s Heroes. They were all enclosed in a long wooded rectangular makeshift counter. Each ﬁghter had a large card with his name on it set before him. A fan could walk up, buy the book and have it autographed by the ﬁghters of his choice. On hand were, of course, Willie Pep, also Sandy Sadler, Larkin, Tami Mauriello, Steve Belloise, Freddie Russo, Chester Rico and Joe Miceli, plus more I can’t remember.
Tony did a lot of work in Hollywood, getting small cameo parts in quite a few movies. His best role was in the Academy Award–winning picture On the Waterfront. It starred Marlon Brando, and Tony portrayed “Truck,” a union strong arm. Tony didn’t have to act; he was a truck, and Hollywood pegged him right. Other ﬁghters in the movie were Abe Simon, Tami Mauriello and Lee Oma, quite a rugged crew for hero Marlon Brando to tame. Yes, Two-Ton Tony Galento was a one-of-a-kind character boxing will never forget.
Boxing in New Jersey, 1900-1999 by Robert Fernandez, Forewords by Peter R. Nozza, Foreword by Thomas A. Kaczmarek