View Full Version : Height Concerns


jumpman_jones
04-20-2006, 01:15 AM
Im currently 6'3'' and it appears that there's no way in hell I'll ever be a 17O pound and up fighter. I weigh about 16O right now and am currently stalled. No matter what I do im not gaining weight. Therefore the welterweight or light middleweight area looks like its got my name on it. I'm wondering what effects it my height will have on it. Would I be fighting smaller fighters height wise due to the weight class? If so what are the advantages and disadvantages of being a much taller fighter?

Rockin'
04-20-2006, 02:17 AM
Your fine at what ever weight your natural at. Learn to use you jab as a weapon, learn to use your legs. But most importantly learn to use your eyes. Do that and you'll be fine.

Rockin' :boxing:

Floydmayweather
04-20-2006, 04:29 AM
Damn a 6'3 welterweight that is not a bad thing. Just do plyometrics to work on your strength u can u that reach to your advantage big time.

leff
04-20-2006, 07:01 AM
your just 17,youl fill out, just train and eat healthy.

Schifoso
04-20-2006, 07:04 AM
Do you know how disgusting a 6'3 140 pounder looks?

Allen_Poe
04-20-2006, 08:20 AM
dont feel bad. I'm 6'1" 145 lbs

Spinz
04-20-2006, 08:50 AM
Iv got the same problem. I am 6'2 and Im a welterweight. I have been searching the internet to find out if it would ever be possible to be such a tall welterweight.

Coz in reality, our height is usually only found at heavyweight, or at least cruiserweight/light-heavy.

But keep in mind Tommy Hearns was a 6' 1 middleweight (i think), Sugar Ray was very tall for a welterweight. Diego Corrales is a 6'0 lightweight.

Southpaw Stinger
04-20-2006, 10:25 AM
Hearns was a welter as well at one point.

Also currently there is a welter named Russell Jordan who is 6'2".

Rockin'
04-20-2006, 11:22 AM
Let me tell all of you tall guys that being tall and lanky like that is something that I hate to come up against in a fight. If they know how to use their frrt and reach it can be a ***** of a fight. I am a pressure fighter, always coming forward. Your types could be a nightmare to throw with. Dont think that its a disadvantage. Learn to use the tools given to you and you could do great. Also, the muscular guys never seemed to have the same snap at the end of their punches as you tall skinny mofos. I dont know how the skinny ones generated the power but they did.

Rockin' :boxing:

The Coagulator
04-20-2006, 11:42 AM
Stay tall, tuck that chin, use that jab, keep them out at the end of your snap....train train train hard

ophqui
04-20-2006, 01:16 PM
I cant stand fighting guys like you, so it must be a good thing. I mean in reality ur not gonna be ur full adult weight at 17, im only 17 and about 55 kilo (about 120lbs i think), but im expecting to end up quite a bit heavier than that. As u get older ur bones and muscles natrually become more dense, and ur body fat % will also increase over time, so i'd say dont worry about it too much. Just hit the weights and train for strength and power, dont worry about ur weight.

yrrej
04-20-2006, 07:53 PM
Look at the young Ali. You'll gain weight eventually. Don't worry about it. Just do the best you can in the division you are in. Bob Foster was 6'1" and fought light heavy. Hearns was about the same and fought welter....