View Full Version : did Marvin hagler have the longest reach to height ratio?


them_apples
06-22-2009, 01:52 AM
75" reach, only 5'9

Chris Aereollas reach is 77" and he's 6'4


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l86/newsambo/hagler211.jpg

Thread Stealer
06-22-2009, 03:51 AM
http://www.boxnews.com.ua/photos/1064/Paul-Williams2.jpg

boxingp4p
06-22-2009, 04:08 AM
75" reach, only 5'9

Chris Aereollas reach is 77" and he's 6'4


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l86/newsambo/hagler211.jpg

wow, thats a pretty nice proportion considering haglers size

Thread Stealer
06-22-2009, 05:22 AM
http://coxscorner.tripod.com/Images/liston3.jpg

http://www.rediff.com/sports/2002/jan/17img18.jpg

Albert_Flange
06-22-2009, 05:37 AM
I think Marlon Starling may have a better ratio.
5ft 8.5 in and 25" arms i cant find his total reach but i remember him when he was active and it was miles more than his opponents.

BattlingNelson
06-22-2009, 05:46 AM
75" reach, only 5'9

Chris Aereollas reach is 77" and he's 6'4


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l86/newsambo/hagler211.jpg
According to boxrec:

Hagler:
height: 177 cm (5'9'')
Reach: 191 cm (75'')
Difference: +14 cm

Liston:
Height: 184 cm (6'0'')
Reach: 213 cm (84'')
Difference: +29 cm.

KILLA RIGHT
06-22-2009, 05:54 AM
That's just crazy reach. I wonder who has the shortest reach

mickey malone
06-22-2009, 07:48 AM
75" reach, only 5'9

Chris Aereollas reach is 77" and he's 6'4


http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l86/newsambo/hagler211.jpg
Hagler was well known for having an enormous reach...
I'm not sure how he measures up to other long'uns..
I know that Starling, Liston & Langford also had good reaches (for their height)

boxxerr
06-22-2009, 08:17 AM
I just want to keep working hard and have Paul improve in every fight,'' ... I remember the Marvin Hagler years of trying to get a big name into the ring ..... in the first round, with the longest going just 1:41 into the round. ...... You know, Paul did that. Paul went through the stages of a mandatory fight. ...
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GJC
06-24-2009, 12:51 PM
According to boxrec:

Hagler:
height: 177 cm (5'9'')
Reach: 191 cm (75'')
Difference: +14 cm

Liston:
Height: 184 cm (6'0'')
Reach: 213 cm (84'')
Difference: +19 cm.
Well done with the maths, I had Liston but couldn't be bothered to do the calculations

RRICAN
06-24-2009, 12:53 PM
i tought it was tommy hearns, but dont know for sure:boxing:

BattlingNelson
06-24-2009, 03:41 PM
A surprise here:

Bert Cooper:
Height 181 cm (5'11'')
Reach 199 cm (78)
Difference: 18 cm.

I checked several others including Jesse Willard, Bonecrusher Smith, Lance Whitaker, Alexis Arguello and Mark Breland. I couldn't find the reach of Breland's though, but it was telescopic. He was tall also at 6'2'' (188 cm).

TheGreatA
06-24-2009, 05:51 PM
A surprise here:

Bert Cooper:
Height 181 cm (5'11'')
Reach 199 cm (78)
Difference: 18 cm.

I checked several others including Jesse Willard, Bonecrusher Smith, Lance Whitaker, Alexis Arguello and Mark Breland. I couldn't find the reach of Breland's though, but it was telescopic. He was tall also at 6'2'' (188 cm).

Same as Mike McCallum's, who I'd say had the longer arms of the two while Cooper probably had wider shoulders. Despite his arm length, McCallum was extremely effective as a body puncher.

Clegg
06-24-2009, 06:50 PM
Surprised about Bert Cooper, I always remember him as more of an inside fighter.

RightCross94
06-25-2009, 04:05 AM
That's just crazy reach. I wonder who has the shortest reach

marciano had a tiny reach, something like 67'' and he was 5''10 tall

bodyshot
06-25-2009, 04:39 AM
http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=68098&rendTypeId=4

According to boxrec, Holmes had the same reach at Wladdy even though he's 9cm shorter than Wlad. +14cm differential.

mickey malone
06-25-2009, 07:43 AM
A surprise here:

Bert Cooper:
Height 181 cm (5'11'')
Reach 199 cm (78)
Difference: 18 cm.

I checked several others including Jesse Willard, Bonecrusher Smith, Lance Whitaker, Alexis Arguello and Mark Breland. I couldn't find the reach of Breland's though, but it was telescopic. He was tall also at 6'2'' (188 cm).
Very surprised!!

Talking of telescopes... What about Bob Foster?

STILL_DETOX
06-25-2009, 12:38 PM
first guy i thought of was p will

Kid McCoy
06-25-2009, 01:40 PM
Paul Williams is 6'1" (185cm) and has a reach of 82" (208cm).

It's also incredible to think Sonny Liston had a longer reach than both Wlad and Vitali. I think only Valuev and Carnera surpass him.

BattlingNelson
06-25-2009, 01:54 PM
Well done with the maths, I had Liston but couldn't be bothered to do the calculations
Not really. The math sucked for Listons part. :pat: Correction made in the post.
According to boxrec:

Hagler:
height: 177 cm (5'9'')
Reach: 191 cm (75'')
Difference: +14 cm

Liston:
Height: 184 cm (6'0'')
Reach: 213 cm (84'')
Difference: +29 cm.

So it's Liston by a landslide (so far) with Paul Williams in second.

GJC
06-26-2009, 12:06 PM
Not really. The math sucked for Listons part. :pat: Correction made in the post.


So it's Liston by a landslide (so far) with Paul Williams in second.
Lol good job you wasn't a potential opponent figuring out your fight plan :)
That has gone from impressive to incredible

BattlingNelson
06-26-2009, 05:11 PM
Lol good job you wasn't a potential opponent figuring out your fight plan :)
That has gone from impressive to incredible
I use spreadsheets for a living. I guess it would be better to use the head for math more often. :lol1:

BennyST
06-27-2009, 05:00 AM
Mayweather also has very long arms for how tall he is. I think he's only about 5'8" and yet he has something like a 72 or 74" reach. That's pretty amazing as well.

Thread Stealer
06-27-2009, 07:03 PM
Mayweather also has very long arms for how tall he is. I think he's only about 5'8" and yet he has something like a 72 or 74" reach. That's pretty amazing as well.

Mosley also.

Listed at 5'9, 75" reach.

http://sports.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/shane-mosley-knocks-out-mayorga2.jpg

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01246/shane-mosley_1246303c.jpg

TredKiller
06-27-2009, 07:06 PM
thomas hearns has huge ass arms