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queenieerika
01-23-2010, 01:12 AM
Did you ever got an idea who is the tallest or the smallest boxer in history??


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Bundana
01-23-2010, 04:08 AM
At 4***8242; 11***8243; (150cm) Argentinian Pascual Perez was the shortest world champ ever.

mickey malone
01-23-2010, 05:24 AM
At 4***8242; 11***8243; (150cm) Argentinian Pascual Perez was the shortest world champ ever.
Sorry to be a spoiler, but South Africa's former two weight world champion (WBO LtFLY & FLY) Baby Jake Matlala is only 4 feet 10 and half inches tall..
I know who the tallest fighter was to, but i can't think of his name..

mickey malone
01-23-2010, 05:39 AM
Just found this on an old thread.. Seems to have all the answers..

Gogea Mitu of Romania, who was 7-4, boxed professionally three times in 1935.


A weekly boxing list compiled by Michael Rosenthal. This week: In honor of Nikolai Valuev, here***8217;s a list of 7-footers who boxed professionally. Valuev fights David Haye on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany.

7-4 (224cm): Gogea Mitu, Romania (2-1, 1935) -- Lost to highly regarded African-American heavyweight George Godfrey. One Web site listed him at 7-9.

7-4 (224cm): John Rankin, New Orleans (1-0, 1967) ***8211; Fought only once, in his hometown, and won a four-round decision.

7-2 (218cm): Jim Cully, Ireland (1-2, 1942 and 1948) ***8211; It***8217;s long man from Tipperary.

7-2 (218cm): Ewart Potgieter, South Africa (11-2-1, 1954-57) -- Fought only journeymen in southern Africa, the UK and the U.S.

7-1 (216cm): Carl Chancellor, El Paso, Texas (4-6-2, 1988-90) -- Once fought at 430 pounds.

7-1 (216cm): Julius Long, Detroit (15-12, 2001-present) ***8211; Has lost to some big names, including Ray Austin, Sam Peter and Audley Harrison.

7-1 (216cm): Tom Payne, Napa, Calif. (2-2, 1984-85) ***8211; Former NBA player went to prison for multiple rape convictions.

7-0 (213cm): Nikolai Valuev, Russia (50-1, 1993-present) ***8211; The greatest 7-foot boxer in history.

7-0 (213cm): Marcellus Brown, Louisville, Ky (26-17-1, 1989-2008) ***8211; Has lost to Trevor Berbick, Tommy Morrison and Lamon Brewster.

7-0 (213cm): Luis Alberto Gonzalez, Colombia (NA) ***8211; Reportedly fought out of Miami in the mid-1980s.

Bundana
01-23-2010, 06:20 AM
Sorry to be a spoiler, but South Africa's former two weight world champion (WBO LtFLY & FLY) Baby Jake Matlala is only 4 feet 10 and half inches tall..
I know who the tallest fighter was to, but i can't think of his name..

Yes, Mickey... you're right. Forgot all about Baby Jake!

sonnyboyx2
01-23-2010, 07:19 AM
Just found this on an old thread.. Seems to have all the answers..

Gogea Mitu of Romania, who was 7-4, boxed professionally three times in 1935.


A weekly boxing list compiled by Michael Rosenthal. This week: In honor of Nikolai Valuev, here’s a list of 7-footers who boxed professionally. Valuev fights David Haye on Saturday in Nuremberg, Germany.

7-4 (224cm): Gogea Mitu, Romania (2-1, 1935) -- Lost to highly regarded African-American heavyweight George Godfrey. One Web site listed him at 7-9.

7-4 (224cm): John Rankin, New Orleans (1-0, 1967) – Fought only once, in his hometown, and won a four-round decision.

7-2 (218cm): Jim Cully, Ireland (1-2, 1942 and 1948) – It’s long man from Tipperary.

7-2 (218cm): Ewart Potgieter, South Africa (11-2-1, 1954-57) -- Fought only journeymen in southern Africa, the UK and the U.S.

7-1 (216cm): Carl Chancellor, El Paso, Texas (4-6-2, 1988-90) -- Once fought at 430 pounds.

7-1 (216cm): Julius Long, Detroit (15-12, 2001-present) – Has lost to some big names, including Ray Austin, Sam Peter and Audley Harrison.

7-1 (216cm): Tom Payne, Napa, Calif. (2-2, 1984-85) – Former NBA player went to prison for multiple rape convictions.

7-0 (213cm): Nikolai Valuev, Russia (50-1, 1993-present) – The greatest 7-foot boxer in history.

7-0 (213cm): Marcellus Brown, Louisville, Ky (26-17-1, 1989-2008) – Has lost to Trevor Berbick, Tommy Morrison and Lamon Brewster.

7-0 (213cm): Luis Alberto Gonzalez, Colombia (NA) – Reportedly fought out of Miami in the mid-1980s.

Ewart Potgieter was the tallest man to fight in the UK