Saturday, February 03, 2007
Nikolai Valuev is a giant of a man. At 7’ 325 pounds. He is quite an imposing figure to say the least. They say he is a nice man and that may well be true, but… This nonsense of him tying or breaking the long standing 49-0 record of the great Rocky Marciano is beyond my realm of comprehension. Who has he beaten? Even after padding his record for years and then finally upgrading his competition, he beat who? He barely beat the limited John Ruiz to win the “title”.
I wish old Two Ton Tony Galento was around today. What a farcical match up that would be. The giant Valuev towering over the squat 5’ 9” Galento. Valuev would probably come in around 325 pounds while Tony would tip the scale at about 240. As usual Galento shows no fear. “I’ll moider the bum”. At the weigh in Valuev shows little emotion, almost disdain for his roly poly foe. Tony seems serenely confident. How many pre fight brews Tony has consumed is not known but he seems alert and ready for the task at hand.