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I am tyler
01-12-2012, 12:33 PM
Who was the tallest opponent he beat. Just wanna look at footage of it, would love to see how he managed to get inside etc...

Barn
01-12-2012, 12:42 PM
Iran Barkely is definitely up there at 6ft1.

I am tyler
01-12-2012, 12:46 PM
I was thinking this, just watching a lot of his fights now, love his style, love his defense. Currently watching him against Davey Moore. I've not seen the Barkley fight yet, just the last couple of rounds. Def gonna watch it later. Cheers mate.

Barn
01-12-2012, 01:02 PM
I was thinking this, just watching a lot of his fights now, love his style, love his defense. Currently watching him against Davey Moore. I've not seen the Barkley fight yet, just the last couple of rounds. Def gonna watch it later. Cheers mate.
Yeah he's great to watch!

His fight with Buchanan is a good one as well.

joseph5620
01-12-2012, 02:12 PM
Iran Barkely is definitely up there at 6ft1.

Barkley would be be my guess too.

Sugarj
01-12-2012, 04:46 PM
Tommy Hearns is 6ft 1. Sadly Duran didn't get inside that night!!!

joseph5620
01-12-2012, 05:13 PM
Tommy Hearns is 6ft 1. Sadly Duran didn't get inside that night!!!

Yeah I had to delete a whole post on that because I only looked at the edited version of the thread title lol.

matrichuploader
01-13-2012, 10:45 AM
Tommy Hearns.

Scott9945
01-13-2012, 01:14 PM
Tommy Hearns is 6ft 1. Sadly Duran didn't get inside that night!!!

Hearns is 6'1 like Paul Williams is. In other words, 6'3.

Barn
01-13-2012, 01:22 PM
Hearns is 6'1 like Paul Williams is. In other words, 6'3.
4 inches apparently!

http://i40.tinypic.com/9rpr89.jpg

Although I've also heard people say Hagler was no more than 5ft8. (He's listed at 5ft9)

Barn
01-13-2012, 01:23 PM
Hearns is 6'1 like Paul Williams is. In other words, 6'3.
4 inches apparently!

http://i40.tinypic.com/9rpr89.jpg

Although I've also heard people say Hagler was no more than 5ft8. (He's listed at 5ft9)

The Surgeon
01-13-2012, 01:53 PM
4 inches apparently!

http://i40.tinypic.com/9rpr89.jpg

Although I've also heard people say Hagler was no more than 5ft8. (He's listed at 5ft9)

Also while we are talking false heights Mike Tyson is NEVER 5'11 never mind adding that cheeky 1/2 inch on! I towered him when i met him

JAB5239
01-13-2012, 02:07 PM
4 inches apparently!

http://i40.tinypic.com/9rpr89.jpg

Although I've also heard people say Hagler was no more than 5ft8. (He's listed at 5ft9)

Im 5'10" and when I met Hagler I towered over him. He's about 5'7".

Barn
01-13-2012, 02:13 PM
Im 5'10" and when I met Hagler I towered over him. He's about 5'7".
I never thought it would be hard for the measuring people to do it right. :lol1:

There's many inaccuracies in listings.

joseph5620
01-13-2012, 04:09 PM
Hearns is 6'1 like Paul Williams is. In other words, 6'3.

Yes, Emanuel Steward said they listed Heans at 6-1 because he had trouble getting fights 147 because of his height. If you watch Hearns against James Shuler and Virgil Hill(6-1, 6ft and a half) you can clearly see Hearns is taller by at least an inch or two.

Scott9945
01-13-2012, 04:55 PM
I never thought it would be hard for the measuring people to do it right. :lol1:

There's many inaccuracies in listings.

More of a case of fibbing. The fighters (manger's, promoters, etc.) provide these stats. And they're not under oath either. Short fighters often have lied about their height the same way that Tom Cruise does.

joseph5620
01-13-2012, 05:46 PM
More of a case of fibbing. The fighters (manger's, promoters, etc.) provide these stats. And they're not under oath either. Short fighters often have lied about their height the same way that Tom Cruise does.

Scott, I saw Tom Cruise in Westwood and couldn't believe how short he was.

Barn
01-13-2012, 05:57 PM
More of a case of fibbing. The fighters (manger's, promoters, etc.) provide these stats. And they're not under oath either. Short fighters often have lied about their height the same way that Tom Cruise does.
Oh, I just assumed they would have got official measurements somewhere along the line.

Scott9945
01-13-2012, 07:14 PM
Oh, I just assumed they would have got official measurements somewhere along the line.

The reality is the only official stat is the weight. I don't believe most commissions measure for height or reach.

TBear
01-13-2012, 07:53 PM
I remember Zefferino Gonzales was real tall but I doubt he was as big as Hearns and Barkley.

BennyST
01-14-2012, 12:05 AM
At the lower weights guys like Buchanan were very tall for a lightweight. I don't understand how they are listed only half an inch apart as Buchanan towered over Duran by at least two inches. I think it was Emilliano Villa, the 140, 147 perennial top contender looked huge in comparison too as did others like Lou Bizzaro, Jimmy Robertson. All the guys from 147 up were big in comparison though. Leonard is 5'11", Moore 5'10", Gonzalez 6' even. Edwin Viruet was tall too.

GJC
01-14-2012, 12:28 PM
Scott, I saw Tom Cruise in Westwood and couldn't believe how short he was.
Actors are notorious liars about their heights. They can carry it off because the majority are short so 2 5'6 actors in a film who are quoting 5'10 don't embarass each other