June 28: Tony Day

Tony Galento

It’s Tony Day, not just because Joe’s book has garnered some good reviews — “the only excuse for the continued existence of boxing is that its battles have occasioned some of the best writing any sport has ever inspired” — or because he likes telling the story. It’s Tony Day because “Galento [is] a champion of everyone who’s ever gotten in over his head, shrugged, and said ‘What the hell? I’ll give it a shot.’”

boxer, boxing, heavyweight, joe louis, joe monninger, prizefight, title fight, tony galento, tony day