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    Default Tallest fighters for division?

    Have to say at least ones with a push or near prospect contender champ. Finally saw 6'6 Sebastian Fundora get airtime last night and has to be tops at 154. Dude is not absent of skill and far from a carnival act but long way to go . It seems like so many tall fighter sabotage their height today. Who are some of the tallest for their weight past or present?

    off the top of course a Valuev at hvy. Zarate and Panama Al brown had to be up there for Bantams.

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    Default Re: Tallest fighters for division?

    Hearns at welter. He was scary.

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    Default Re: Tallest fighters for division?

    Tony Pep was commonwealth super feather champ , he stood 6 feet 1.5inches ( at 9stone 4 lbs )..
    That has to be one of the tallest ever p4p for a championship fighter.

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    Default Re: Tallest fighters for division?

    Quote Originally Posted by TitoFan View Post
    Hearns at welter. He was scary.
    Not only would Tommy be able to out box you he could also knock you out cold when he wanted. Frightening.

    Maurice Blocker was tall for the weight and a bit shorter was Mark Breland. Sam Eggereton is our current version of them.
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    Paul Williams was a weird WW. He didn't seem to know how to use his height though. Could have been impossible were he to use distance and use the jab more. Seemed to just want to fight and it was his undoing in some of those close fights. I hope he is doing okay. A fun fighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TitoFan View Post
    Hearns at welter. He was scary.
    Not only would Tommy be able to out box you he could also knock you out cold when he wanted. Frightening.

    Maurice Blocker was tall for the weight and a bit shorter was Mark Breland. Sam Eggereton is our current version of them.
    Good call Tito and has to be the modern era poster boy. Hearns could outbox a master boxer like Benitez or walk through a Duran or Cuevas. Perfect timing today with the anniversary of a legendary war. He had no choice with a possessed Hagler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gandalf View Post
    Paul Williams was a weird WW. He didn't seem to know how to use his height though. Could have been impossible were he to use distance and use the jab more. Seemed to just want to fight and it was his undoing in some of those close fights. I hope he is doing okay. A fun fighter.
    Definite specimen and was a buzz saw oddly enough on the inside. Only time I remember him coming close to fighting his height was Margarito ? and looked good. After his accident his personality still shines, humble and humor intact.

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    Default Re: Tallest fighters for division?

    Bantamweight Panama Al Brown was 5'11.
    Celestino Caballero at 122.
    Michael Spinx was pretty tall at 175.
    Breland at 147?
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    Milt “the stilt” McCrory at WW
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    Default Re: Tallest fighters for division?

    Kingsley Ikeke was pretty tall for a middleweight at 6'4
    Alexis Arguello was pretty tall for his weight class 5'10
    Chico Corrales was fairly tall

    Taishan Dong is a 7 ft tall heavyweight that's 6(3 KO)-0-0

    Julius 'Towering Inferno' Long is listed at 7'1
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    Default Re: Tallest fighters for division?

    Chico Coralles never fought tall like Williams.

    Tyson Fury is unusually tall too.
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    Default Re: Tallest fighters for division?

    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Chico Coralles never fought tall like Williams.
    Very correct and that caused for him to be less successful but very entertaining.....everyone see how this works now?


    I really hate that both Chico and PW (and Edwin Valero to an extent, it put the plate in his head which meant he couldn't fight in the US which meant he couldn't test himself vs the very best and this was before he murdered his gf and hung himself) were ruined by motorcycle accidents

    Lots of lost potential.....Corrales vs Erik Morales would have been a great fight. Corrales vs Pacquiao would have been fun too.
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    Default Re: Tallest fighters for division?

    Always thought Amagasa was a bit of a freak. Weighed in 121.5 v Rigondeaux at 5ft11. Im 5'11 and around 100 pounds heavier then him!

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