Monday, December 19, 2005


Max Baer and Tony Galento. Galento trained drinking beer, fought with his hat on and once sugested that he could knock out William Shakespeare in the third round. "I'd moider da bum!" He said


Blogger Elliot said...

I should like to hear a little more of your interest in boxers.
Where does this enthusiasm come from?
And why heroes?

Tuesday, December 20, 2005  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

My dad was a boxer..I went to see fights since I was a kid...In the cinema I saw "The Joe Louis Story" and fallen in love with the grace and style of that genius...I am a contemporary of Muhammad Ali, I used to follow him since he was an olympic champion at the age of ninetee(The first time I saw him was in a film with Anthony Quinn: "Requiem for a heavyweight" in 1962). He was a poet in the ring...I also used to see on TV the fights of the great Emil Griffith, six times champion of the world.He tragically killed the cuban Benny Kid Paret in the ring. I followed Luis Federico Thompson, Jorge Fernandez, Nicolino Locche..(The list is too long)...Boxing is a great sport, extraordinarily dramatic and elegant.
What makes heroes of boxers to me is that they are artists who sacrifice everything in the ring.They could loose their life but they go forwards anyway..It takes a very special kind of person to go into the ring. Van Gogh coulda been a contender.

Thursday, December 22, 2005  
Blogger Elliot said...

I am very interested to hear this - for a couple of reasons.
1) My father is a Glaswegian, and whilst he's not a shit kicking ruffian, he always had an interest in boxing.
Mum on the other hand is a rather and old hippy at heart and thinks boxing is a dreadful thing and consequently it was never really allowed on the TV when I was a kid.
2) I am from a great sporting nation, but have almost no interest in sport at all (I am a gym goer - for health purposes mainly).
I have a passing interest in Australian Rules Football because if you come from where I am from it's rather hard to avoid it.
I guess because I have never really been interested in sport, and because I think sport is so often associated with yobs, I am always interested to hear what an artist has to say about the subject.
So thanks for taking the time to share - clearly it's something you're passionate about.
Take care during this festive season!

Thursday, December 22, 2005  
Anonymous Gustavo said...

Nadie diría que Tony le daba a la cerveza...( mamma mia, qué chopera!! )

?Oscar, y los dos Sugar Ray ( Robinson y Leonard ) no le gustaban?

Wednesday, January 04, 2006  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Con la excepcion de Monzon, que siempre me resulto insoportable, me gustan todos los boxeadores.
Un gran heroe mio era un flaquito que peleaba en las preliminares del Luna Park, que era un maestro del esquive y ganaba "por cansancio", a quien un atorrante de la popular bautizo "Ca?a Loca"!

Friday, January 06, 2006  
Anonymous Gustavo said...

Entonces en el Luna usted habrá visto a José Ríos, a Bunetta o a Alfredo Pita, pupilos todos del rosarino Juan Umberto Natale. Bastantes a?os después yo me entrené con el viejito Natale y lo tuve en mi rincón cuando gané un título santafesino amateur.
Yo me hice fanático del box con Nicolino. Hace poquito volví a ver la pelea en Tokio contra Fuji y nuevamente me quedé con la boca abierta...aquello fue increíble.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

...Grande, Gustavo!...Al lado de nuestro estudio en el centro de Baires habia un bodegon donde cenaba Tino Porzio...Y si habremos tenido charlas con el maestro!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006  

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