Originally Posted by Seamus
Tyson was 200 pounds at age 13. He was naturally that size, no lifting, no space age training, probably living on fast food and government cheese. From pictures of a young Tua, the same seems to be the case. Their muscle mass was natural and not fabricated or even overly encouraged.
In Marciano, we are talking about re-constructing a physique of an athlete in his mid-20's. It's just a different story.
Marciano could have carried more muscle, perhaps 20 to 30 extra pounds.
But he'd still have short arms.
And I don't think his feet were fast enough.
I think Marciano had a bigger frame than James Toney. And Toney didn't look too bad at 217 against Holyfield.