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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    I thought Tyson an Rocky were shorter than 5ft 11?
    wiki & boxrec both state:
    Rocky Marciano · Height
    5' 11"
    (1.80 m)




    Height5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimTrae View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    I thought Tyson an Rocky were shorter than 5ft 11?
    wiki & boxrec both state:
    Rocky Marciano · Height
    5' 11"
    (1.80 m)




    Height5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)
    SpouseBarbara Cousins (1950 - 196
    I think they are exaggerating and far shorter. I have a poster that said Tyson was just half inch under 6ft and the people that I know that have met him say he is only 5ft 9inches.
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    Default Re: Boxing Trivia (What only Hardcore fans know)

    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SlimTrae View Post
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    I thought Tyson an Rocky were shorter than 5ft 11?
    wiki & boxrec both state:
    Rocky Marciano · Height
    5' 11"
    (1.80 m)




    Height5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)
    SpouseBarbara Cousins (1950 - 196
    I think they are exaggerating and far shorter. I have a poster that said Tyson was just half inch under 6ft and the people that I know that have met him say he is only 5ft 9inches.

    Can't answer that. I listed Rocky at 5'11. Not Tyson.
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    Mike Tyson · Height
    5' 10"
    (1.78 m)


    Tale of the tape states 5'11 1/2



    Tale of the tape same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimTrae View Post
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    I thought Tyson an Rocky were shorter than 5ft 11?
    wiki & boxrec both state:
    Rocky Marciano · Height
    5' 11"
    (1.80 m)




    Height5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)
    SpouseBarbara Cousins (1950 - 196
    I think they are exaggerating and far shorter. I have a poster that said Tyson was just half inch under 6ft and the people that I know that have met him say he is only 5ft 9inches.

    Can't answer that. I listed Rocky at 5'11. Not Tyson.
    I think Rocky was even shorter 5 foot 8inches in real life.
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    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.
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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SlimTrae View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
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    I thought Tyson an Rocky were shorter than 5ft 11?
    wiki & boxrec both state:
    Rocky Marciano · Height
    5' 11"
    (1.80 m)




    Height5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)
    SpouseBarbara Cousins (1950 - 196
    I think they are exaggerating and far shorter. I have a poster that said Tyson was just half inch under 6ft and the people that I know that have met him say he is only 5ft 9inches.

    Can't answer that. I listed Rocky at 5'11. Not Tyson.
    I think Rocky was even shorter 5 foot 8inches in real life.

    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!!!

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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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...
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimTrae View Post
    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.
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    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!
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