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Old 08-07-2012, 12:02 PM   #26
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Default Re: Sonny Listons height and reach

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Originally Posted by SuzieQ49 View Post
I am going with facts. They tested him many times, always came in at 84". He looks it too, watch his jab against Bert Whitehurst, looks like it stretches across the ring
That's fair enough, but I think they spotted him 4 or 5 inches.
http://coxscorner.tripod.com/Images/liston3.jpg


Big Cat was listed 78-80" but clearly had longer arms when he faced Liston and was also a very broad big boned guy. Liston carried lots of muscle but still his wingspan looks more consistent with freakish 6'3" type guys Wiliams and Ali than legit 7 foot wingspan basketball players like Jerry West or Vince Carter.

84 inch wingspan on 6'7" man. Even with his huge shoulders, no way Liston has this wingspan. http://www.sikids.com/images/cms/imc...ter-041312.jpg
http://i244.photobucket.com/albums/g...46188e87_o.jpg

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