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Old 11-12-2012, 02:49 AM   #2941
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Yeah i saw him next to Liston as well it was quite weird to see Liston almost dwarfed height wise by Baer and his brother too
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It's even more amazing that he could punch so hard for a heavy despite not being as muscular as other fighters at his time.
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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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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
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:04 PM   #2949
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That wasn't the same as last time? Billy Conn doesn't have so great a time with Joe Louis the second time around

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Joe Louis with the now refereeing Luis Angel Firpo

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It's even more amazing that he could punch so hard for a heavy despite not being as muscular as other fighters at his time.
He didn't have real bulky muscles, but he was pretty well muscled up. He had "essential muscles", if you will. Nothing excessive, which is unnecessary and dosen't add up to real power. Ali wasn't especially muscled up either. extra musculature would have worked against him too in another way.
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