Rocky Marciano · Height
Height5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)
SpouseBarbara Cousins (1950 - 196
For Tyson I will go with 5 11 1/2. I remember Larry Merchant on a David Tua fight also stated ...both guys are a bit taller- not shorter than listed...and said in fact when Tyson stands upright he is indeed about 5 11 1/2.
And when I saw him at the IBHOF- I was (unknowingly) standing next to the SUV they wanted to escort him- but the guy driving him in the little golf cart- messed up- thought he was going to the hotel next door...when they got it right & swung back around...he was about 2 feet away from me. So I would agree he is indeed at least 5 '11 1/2 close to my height. ;D
Considering height, someone that really blew me away- was Alexis Aerguello- he is listed as 5'11. Considering the weight he fought at I now know why they called him the explosive THIN man. I was maybe two table distances away from him and was amazed that he almost looked my height. A guy who once fought at as Super Feather standing at 5'10 or close to!!!!
The tallest fighter I stood next to was a tossup between Evander Holyfield and Buster Douglass. Saw Evander backstage at a Luther Vandross concert and was at the buffet table side by side with Buster. They were down to the last piece of chicken -we looked at each other & I stated... Well I guess we know who gets the last piece LMAO!!
A few seconds later came out with a fresh batch and he offered me first piece...Ok I digress again!:cool:
You think he's the same height as a Cotto or Mayweather LMAO! about a 1:10 in he & Walcott are both standing upright- squared up and there is no 4 inch disparity, but if you got anything to validate 5'8 please set the record str8!!!
Antonio Tarver is another tall dude. took a photo with him at a Showbox fight. So many memories, but can't place a single photo of myself...on this website.:-\
I have no validation just guessing. What about Tommy Hearns who was a freak at welterweight 6ft 2inches and had all that power!!!!
Sugar Ray Leonard was a great to even take him on never mind beat him.
Even though Aaron Pryor is short, his son is tall as hell. Too bad he didnt have that animal instinct like his father. Just a really nice kid. He towered over me and I'm 6'0.
Tommy Hearns' son takes after him- I think he has to be about 6'2. Same with Aaron's son I had to look up at both!
Ronald Hearns had the size, the reach, the menacing look and could punch.
But boy o boy he is a lousy boxer. I watched some short novice take him to an uneventful 8 rounds. Hometown crowd was somber... c'mon Ronald..damn:-\...
Going through the mental roledex!! I would have to say Chazz Witherspoon was the tallest boxer I was around. listed at 6'4 -sounds about right. He had to duck/squat to get into my whip/ride. I think I had a Malibu at the time.
Never got a chance to meet @CutMeMick here. I think? he attended a few IBHOF... But at another boxing forum he would amaze us in terms of who he met, fights he went to. And he has a glove OH MY Lord!!! Pac, JMM , MAB & Beristein all signed the SAME GLOVE!! That dude met some fighters...but then again most NY fans meet quite a bit.
Thinking more...Chad Dawson definately is a LHW, tall, lean muscular- Leon Spinks, we stood toe to toe face to face. this was around 2010 I think. When he stood up, I was like...um...Leon...Uh...bartender?!:-\ Get this dude a drink! Memories man.
The smallest dude I met was Michael Carbajal. A firecracker. especially when he drinks. Grazi's pub banned him one year!