View Full Version : Greats with short reach.


ghns1133
09-29-2011, 11:21 PM
Short reach would be less than you height i guess

marciano is forst that comes to my mind 5'10" 67" reach

duran 5'7" 66" reach

lamotta 67" reach

rorymac
09-30-2011, 04:55 AM
Short reach would be less than you height i guess

marciano is forst that comes to my mind 5'10" 67" reach

duran 5'7" 66" reach

lamotta 67" reach
I probably fall short of the ATG category (might scrape top 100 in some lists) but my reach is 64" and I am 5'9". I'd be surprised if there are many pro boxers with such a short armspan/height ratio.

Barn
09-30-2011, 05:09 AM
I probably fall short of the ATG category (might scrape top 100 in some lists) but my reach is 64" and I am 5'9". I'd be surprised if there are many pro boxers with such a short armspan/height ratio.
I'm 2 inches shorter than you with a 70inch reach.

rorymac
09-30-2011, 05:40 AM
I'm 2 inches shorter than you with a 70inch reach.
Exactly I'm a freak

McGoorty
09-30-2011, 11:38 AM
Short reach would be less than you height i guess

marciano is forst that comes to my mind 5'10" 67" reach

duran 5'7" 66" reach

lamotta 67" reach
Marciano - MINUS 3 inches..... Duran - MINUS 1 inches..... actually mate,... that's fairly normal....... Marciano's -3 inches is'nt........ LaMotta ???.. I'm missing an important stat.

Sugarj
09-30-2011, 11:41 AM
Mike Tyson had a pretty short reach.

Vinny Pazienza looked like he had quite a short reach too....

McGoorty
09-30-2011, 11:42 AM
I probably fall short of the ATG category (might scrape top 100 in some lists) but my reach is 64" and I am 5'9". I'd be surprised if there are many pro boxers with such a short armspan/height ratio.
Mate, you're almost the world record holder....... And I'll put you in a top 20 list, Just don't know your best weight division.

New England
09-30-2011, 11:46 AM
Mike Tyson had a pretty short reach.

Vinny Pazienza looked like he had quite a short reach too....




when he went up in weight he looked stubby

but as a LW he was actually pretty long of arm

about 70 inches of reach i think

and he's only about 5'6 or so. at least now. i shook his hand at a club fight a couple years back.

rorymac
09-30-2011, 11:50 AM
Mate, you're almost the world record holder....... And I'll put you in a top 20 list, Just don't know your best weight division.
I have a minus 5 inch deficit. Best at Welter or Junior Welter. At Welter I fit in between Sugar Ray Leonard and Emile Griffith on the ATG list.

New England
09-30-2011, 11:55 AM
not sure about this to the level that i've confirmed it with a source

but i've heard that Michaelangelo (yes, that Michaelangelo, lol) determined in his study of the human body that the general proportions of a human being were equal in height and reach. again, this is the average he observed however many centuries ago.

ghns1133
09-30-2011, 12:53 PM
i think short is one inch less than ur height

maybe for teh average person its normal

but it seems like most boxers have a reach more than there hieght

New England
09-30-2011, 12:55 PM
i think short is one inch less than ur height

maybe for teh average person its normal

but it seems like most boxers have a reach more than there hieght


absolutely

especially in bigger fighters

ghns1133
09-30-2011, 01:00 PM
absolutely

especially in bigger fighters

yea

seems like a hw with reach equalb to their height is shorter than most hws

tyson had equal reach to his height, which really shos how short his arms were cause his shoulders were as wideas shouldrs can git.

Scott9945
09-30-2011, 05:57 PM
Short reach...GODZILLA!

ghns1133
09-30-2011, 06:12 PM
Short reach...GODZILLA!

godzilla
100'5" with a 95" reach

Forza
09-30-2011, 06:47 PM
There are so few because reach is very important in boxing.

I believe tyson's was 72 inches which is very small for a HW then again he was also very short for a HW too.

ghns1133
09-30-2011, 06:56 PM
There are so few because reach is very important in boxing.

I believe tyson's was 72 inches which is very small for a HW then again he was also very short for a HW too.

not if u knw what ur doing

SBleeder
09-30-2011, 07:19 PM
not if u knw what ur doing

You czn know completely "what you're doing", but all other things being equal, a long reach beats a short reach.

TAC602
09-30-2011, 09:50 PM
yea

seems like a hw with reach equalb to their height is shorter than most hws

tyson had equal reach to his height, which really shos how short his arms were cause his shoulders were as wideas shouldrs can git.

Tyson's short frame, short limbs and small joints in addition to having a pure mesomorph body type that was evident in his early teens made his 16-17 inch arms look absurdly full and swollen at times and gave an illusion of being much bigger. There was so little to fill out.