Two-Ton Tony Squares Assault Rap For $250

Associated Press – December 8, 1951

GREENSBURG, Pa. – State police today arrested Two-Ton Tony Galento, former heavyweight boxer, on an assault-and-battery charge.

The charge was filed by Bill Johnson, a wrestling promoter in nearby McKeesport. Johnson said Galento knocked out four of his teeth after a wrestling show last night in an altercation over a split of the proceeds.

Johnson later dropped the charges when Galento agreed to pay him $250 for hospital bills.

The 41-year-old Orange, N.J., saloon keeper appeared on a wrestling card at McKeesport.


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