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Old 11-12-2012, 03:07 AM   #2945
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Default Re: classic boxing pictures

Originally Posted by RockysSplitNose View Post
Baer was a huge guy he had a 45" chest with a 48" expansion and he had a wing span of i think 81" - one journalist described as having to instinctively turn sideways to get his shoulders through doorways - think some of the footage is quite deceptive coz of the way he sometimes pranced around in the ring tiptoeing around and he had a slim 32"waist and skinny looking legs but in the upper body he was huge - saw footage of him as a guest to a Sonny Liston fight where he come in per-fight to shake both fighter hands and he looks quite a bit bigger than Liston - Curtis Hatchet Man Sheppard said knocking down Ma Baer would be akin to chopping down a tree
Yeah Baer was naturally a very big and powerfully built dude, big hands, massive shoulders, very broad back, very thick neck and huge head. He had a washboard belly at 215lbs back in the 30's today he'd probably top 230.
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