View Full Version : 5'7'' and 180 lbs


gcropper
05-05-2006, 04:48 PM
im 16, 5'6'' and 180lbs but im not fat i am all muscle, i am worried about what wieght class i will fight in wen i turn pro, it may be heavywieght and i will b 5'10'' tops n i wil b fightin guys 6'5'' any suggestions how i can combat the hieght difference

Southpaw Stinger
05-05-2006, 04:50 PM
Do what Tyson did, bob and weave, keep your guard up and get on the inside!


i will b 5'10'' tops

How do you know? You might end up 6' or you might not grow another inch.

fraidycat
05-05-2006, 05:04 PM
How do you know? You might end up 6' or you might not grow another inch.

He's right about this. I had a growth spurt from 18-20. When I graduated high school I was 5'7", and I was always the smallest in my class until I was about 16 or so. My dad's 5'5" and my mother and sister are both 5'0". I thought I was doomed to shortness -- and fatness, as my mother, sister, and brother are all hella fat. I'm now just under 5'10" -- people I went to high school with who see me now don't believe it's me. Genetics are weird. Cope.

supaduck
05-05-2006, 05:10 PM
If its weightlifter muscle it'll go away slowly... like give it 3 years and you'll have lost 7 or so pounds...

Southpaw Stinger
05-05-2006, 05:14 PM
I had a growth spurt from 18-20. When I graduated high school I was 5'7"

Same here. When I was 16 I was about 5'8" and I got another growth spurt at 17 and now I've grown to 6'2". But My dads pretty tall anyway so I was just a late bloomer!

But the point is genetics are unpredictable which makes it hard to predict anyones height. There's a 15 year old guy who lives next door to me and he's 6'4"! There must be somthing in junk food that makes em grow!

dino
05-06-2006, 12:04 AM
im 16, 5'6'' and 180lbs but im not fat i am all muscle, i am worried about what wieght class i will fight in wen i turn pro, it may be heavywieght and i will b 5'10'' tops n i wil b fightin guys 6'5'' any suggestions how i can combat the hieght difference


ur short n fat

Dye
05-06-2006, 12:07 AM
you could still grow to be 6-? my uncle did, he was 5-5 in high school and now he is 6-5

Rockin'
05-06-2006, 12:11 AM
im 16, 5'6'' and 180lbs but im not fat i am all muscle, i am worried about what wieght class i will fight in wen i turn pro, it may be heavywieght and i will b 5'10'' tops n i wil b fightin guys 6'5'' any suggestions how i can combat the hieght difference


Yeah, stay in school and fight with your mind rather than your fists, trust me kid. Amatuers are great, the pros are like a big meat grinder.

Rockin' :boxing:

gcropper
05-06-2006, 12:22 PM
just for the record dino my body fat is only 7 % so im not fat

CRESCENDOPOWER
05-06-2006, 06:36 PM
Just fight at cruiserweight. Iím a short guy myself, and I would never want to get in the ring with those giants of today either. :boxing:

Sounds like your already built pretty good, but down the road you may have to step up your aerobic activity, lift weights more often, and at much higher repetitions, and most importantly watch your caloric intake which will have a huge impact how much muscle you can put on. Good luck, and keep up the good work.

EXIGE
05-06-2006, 10:29 PM
ur short n fat
Honestly Dino, you are the most obnoxious person ever...

yrrej
05-07-2006, 02:11 AM
You are not all muscle. What is your body fat percentage? I'm betting you are a large percentage or lard.....

gcropper
05-10-2006, 12:45 PM
my body fat is only 7 % had it check last month

enadeus
05-10-2006, 01:03 PM
Honestly I don't understand how people come on the forum and ask for advice what to do when they are pro. Your best shot is to get a trainer that will guide you, and I'm sure you will figure it all out when you are fighting in the amateurs. Your looking way ahead of yourself.

gcropper
05-10-2006, 03:07 PM
im not at all i am already a top rated amatuer in england and i train with amir khans trainer

+= El Jefe=+
05-10-2006, 03:22 PM
im 16, 5'6'' and 180lbs but im not fat i am all muscle, i am worried about what wieght class i will fight in wen i turn pro, it may be heavywieght and i will b 5'10'' tops n i wil b fightin guys 6'5'' any suggestions how i can combat the hieght difference
at 16 and with those measurements, i wouldnt even be thinking about turning pro, yet, unless you can move and punch like Ali, Tyson and foreman convined, and also have the speed of mayweather.

enadeus
05-10-2006, 03:37 PM
im not at all i am already a top rated amatuer in england and i train with amir khans trainer

Oh awesome.

Dempsey 1919
05-10-2006, 07:12 PM
There's a 15 year old guy who lives next door to me and he's 6'4"! There must be somthing in junk food that makes em grow!

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was 6'-10" when he was 13yrs. old! :eek:

Southpaw Stinger
05-11-2006, 12:36 PM
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was 6'-10" when he was 13yrs. old!

My god! I bet he led a hard school life!

boxing4ever
06-10-2007, 08:25 PM
im 16, 5'6'' and 180lbs but im not fat i am all muscle, i am worried about what wieght class i will fight in wen i turn pro, it may be heavywieght and i will b 5'10'' tops n i wil b fightin guys 6'5'' any suggestions how i can combat the hieght differencewow this is crazy your in the same place i used to be 7 months ago! I started boxing weighing 188 and now im 156 :boxing: not to mention im also 16 but 7 months ago i was 5''6 but now im 5''7 1/2

2swell k-wells
06-11-2007, 03:28 AM
im 16, 5'6'' and 180lbs but im not fat i am all muscle, i am worried about what wieght class i will fight in wen i turn pro, it may be heavywieght and i will b 5'10'' tops n i wil b fightin guys 6'5'' any suggestions how i can combat the hieght difference

I think u should drop down a weight class or 2, cause your one tiny smurf.

realheavyhands
06-11-2007, 03:54 AM
I think u should drop down a weight class or 2, cause your one tiny smurf.

FIGHT CRUISER

Trick
06-11-2007, 10:30 AM
If you're with Amir Khan's trainer, what are you asking us for?

Onslow.
06-11-2007, 10:39 AM
If you're with Amir Khan's trainer, what are you asking us for?

Bah... maybe he wants more than one opinion?

A fighter be effective at any height in any division to be honest. What ever weightclass you would enter from strawweight to super heavy, you will always come across opponents who are taller and shorter than you.

Its what you feel comfortable fighting at - i.e... can you hit like a heavyweight? and can you take punches like a heavyweight? If the answer is yes...and if you are telling the truth about your weight and it being all muscle. Then you could be an effective amatuer - especially if you utilise your shortness instead of thinking its a negative.

Trick
06-11-2007, 11:20 AM
[QUOTE=mickeyb;2431461]Bah... maybe he wants more than one opinion?
QUOTE]

No ya, I know, I just meant like it's hard for us to say anything, we don't even know him, his trainer or peers at the gym would have a much better idea. I mean, we can't really give him any real advice on the subject simply based on his measurements.

chabobo66
06-11-2007, 12:49 PM
Dwight Muhammad Qawi was only 5'6-5'7. He fought Evander Holifield at Cruiser

boxing4ever
06-11-2007, 04:15 PM
Dwight Muhammad Qawi was only 5'6-5'7. He fought Evander Holifield at Cruiserjesus man! thats insane:boxing: :boxing:

Onslow.
06-11-2007, 04:41 PM
i always think of james toney. he's only 5ft 9/10 or something isn't he? He's a short heavyweight.

yrrej
06-12-2007, 12:19 AM
You can't, unless your name is Dwight Qawi. Find another sport, like judo.....

porlie
06-12-2007, 12:34 AM
Tyson was short but it never stopped him being a devastating heavyweight. Anythings an asset if you know how to use it.

2swell k-wells
06-12-2007, 03:06 AM
i always think of james toney. he's only 5ft 9/10 or something isn't he? He's a short heavyweight.

Toney's a fat bastard