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.
Tyson was a short heavyset kid but remember he participated in the Olympics in the under 200lb weight limit and where he lost in the box-offs to Henry Tillman...Cus had him in training at a very young age and brain washed him that he was going to be heavyweight Champion of the world, Tyson always had power but Cus gave him belief.....but he did fight in the under 200 class trying to get into the OLYMPICS