View Full Version : Does any other boxer or aspiring boxer wish they were shorter?


hemichromis
07-05-2008, 06:27 AM
i'm a heavyweight and i'm 6'4. i wish i was shorter because i have really nice short punches and am great at bodypunching. i realise in boxing the norm is 'taller = better. is there anyone else here who would like to be shorter or am i just strange! :crazy:

Trrmo
07-05-2008, 07:58 AM
Whats your reach? I am 63 and think about 74 inch reach (fingertip to fingertip). Height doesnt always mean longer reach. Thomas hearns was 61 with 78 inch reach! imagine that at welter!.
I personally would rather have a longer reach than be shorter!

J_CON
07-05-2008, 10:43 AM
Whats your reach? I am 63 and think about 74 inch reach (fingertip to fingertip). Height doesnt always mean longer reach. Thomas hearns was 61 with 78 inch reach! imagine that at welter!.
I personally would rather have a longer reach than be shorter!
You have some pretty short arms. im 5 10 1/2 and my reach is 74 1/2 inches

dfwtx
07-05-2008, 11:33 AM
I think nearly everybody sometimes wishes they were the opposite build as themselves, i thought about it whenever I got my ass kicked by a really short guy and I'm 6'1. You should try to spar anybody in your gym taller than you, you'll probably learn to appreciate your height.

hemichromis
07-05-2008, 05:09 PM
you might be right i do have long arms and a great jab. i think i must like it on the inside because my striaght right is terriblem,quick but not as powerful as my jab! unfortunately i'm the second tallest in my gym and the only bigger quy is a novice

mspiegelo
07-05-2008, 08:43 PM
never measured before now, but I'm 6'3'' with a 77" reach and I aim to fight 165. I'm an outside fighter but am looking to work on my inside game for those tricky moments when guys find their way in on me.

Its good that you have an inside game for a tall guy. Winky says you gotta learn how to do it all to be adaptable. That way, you can box, you can counter, or you can bang. Perhaps if you dropped weight, your height would be more of an advantage...

laurinsane8
07-05-2008, 09:04 PM
Naw I think I would wish I were taller. I was always shorter then my opponents. I'm short and stalky. But I liked fighting in close so I just had to work my way to the inside.

remorseless08
07-05-2008, 11:51 PM
i just chacked my reach it was 71.5 inches, im a 180 cm tall (5'11). The thing is im skinny and dont have broad shouldes but have long arms. Can you measure reach by just arm length.

remorseless08
07-05-2008, 11:54 PM
and...

i would rather be taller, because then you can box from the outside or if you do have really good body punches you can still use them to in close, but if your shortet you cant really box from the outside if he has a longer reach. So being taller you have more options.

hemichromis
07-06-2008, 06:05 AM
and...

i would rather be taller, because then you can box from the outside or if you do have really good body punches you can still use them to in close, but if your shortet you cant really box from the outside if he has a longer reach. So being taller you have more options.

your chin is so exposed if your tall and you figbht on the inside.

remorseless08
07-06-2008, 06:49 AM
your chin is so exposed if your tall and you figbht on the inside.

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not if they cant reach you and not if you are trained properbly to keep your chin tucked in and cover your chin with your punches. your trainer has got some explaining to do if you really think that..

Sadler
07-06-2008, 06:53 AM
Im sure people would, but im only 5'4 :P