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Old 09-29-2011, 11:20 AM
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:25 AM
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I don't want to be a nuisance, but I'm not good with inches, I can only think in figures like 6 ft 7 with 6 ft 2 reach,...... do you know which fighter fits those measurements ???. ----------------- Maths is not my strong point,... I've worked out that 6 ft 2 equals 74 inches, but I like things as easy as possible......... You could be the winner of a prize if you get it.
Mosley: 5 foot 9 in height, 6 foot 2 reach.

Liston: 6 foot 1 in height, 7 foot reach.

Julius Long: 7 foot 1 in height, 7 foot 6 reach.

Liston definitely takes the prize.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:30 AM
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I don't want to be a nuisance, but I'm not good with inches, I can only think in figures like 6 ft 7 with 6 ft 2 reach,...... do you know which fighter fits those measurements ???. ----------------- Maths is not my strong point,... I've worked out that 6 ft 2 equals 74 inches, but I like things as easy as possible......... You could be the winner of a prize if you get it.
Julius Long eh... yeah not eligible, sounds to me like he needed a 150 inch reach.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:31 AM
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OK,.... nobody cares about the prize eh ????..... well I might just damn well buy all of you a prize (except for you know who), how do ya'll like them apples huh (or maybe a beer). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This is who we have so far colected -- Sonny Liston 6 ft 1 with 7 foot reach (11 inches* more than his height) ---- Les DARCY 5 ft 7 with 6 ft 2 reach (7 inches*) ---------- MARVELLOUS 5 ft 9 with 6 ft 3 reach (6 inches*) --- Shane Mosley 5 ft 9 with 6 ft 3 reach (6 inches*) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Names here that still do not have statistics posted yet are ;- Langford (virtually same as Darcy's), Barbados Joe Wallcott, Tommy Hearns, Carlos Monzon,..... Lopez ????. which one ??? and Segura ?, I don't think I know him. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I can tell you there are other greats still to mention who had arms like an Orang-Utan's........ So sorry Rory,... not end of thread, it's not a competition. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Any body got any technical things about the advantages of such reach,..... and does it necessarily mean they should have a killer punch, but most of them are true dynamite hitters,..... am I on to something, or is it already common knowledge ??..
Common knowledge maybe, these fighters knew how to make leverage work to their advantage when punching. Think Hearns.

Then again, fighters with a short reach can be tremendous punchers too. Mike Tyson's reach was about 5 foot 11. Hatton has very short arms I think and he was a good bodypuncher. Marciano and Tua both had short reaches and incredible power.
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Old 09-29-2011, 11:43 AM
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Common knowledge maybe, these fighters knew how to make leverage work to their advantage when punching. Think Hearns.

Then again, fighters with a short reach can be tremendous punchers too. Mike Tyson's reach was about 5 foot 11. Hatton has very short arms I think and he was a good bodypuncher. Marciano and Tua both had short reaches and incredible power.
Very true my friend, I think for every Liston or Les there are probably dozens of fighters with amazing reach who couldn't hit a hole through a marshmallow.... as Marciano showed it is how a guy puts his whole weight into a punch,.... but I suspect there is different techniques into hitting with power for the long reach boys. Hearns hit like he had a lead ball on the end of a chain type blow, whereas Rocky's couldn't work like that, Marciano compensated by using very short punches, sort of like a hydraulic piston.
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Panama Al Brown - Bantamweight

Height: 5'11''
Reach: 76''

Panama Al Brown is one I expected to get from someone,.. lets see, that's 5 ft 11 with a 6 ft 4 reach (5 inches)................ time for RULE #2. Minimum required reach differential... at least 3 inches longer than fighters height.
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Panama Al Brown is one I expected to get from someone,.. lets see, that's 5 ft 11 with a 6 ft 4 reach (5 inches)................ time for RULE #2. Minimum required reach differential... at least 3 inches longer than fighters height.
Thomas Hearns - 6 ft 1 with 6 ft 6 reach (5 inches*), --- Carlos Monzon - 5 ft 11 and a half inches with 6 ft 4 reach (4 and a half inches*) --- Sam Langford - 5 ft 6 and a half with 6 ft reach (5 and a half inches) ---- Barbados Joe Walcott 5 ft 1 and a half inches with 5 ft 5 reach (3 and a half inches*)..... and there are still some guys missing.
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