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Old 11-16-2012, 06:45 PM   #16
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:02 PM   #17
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Actually, Chisora and Charr are both very widely built men by nature, as is Mitchell, Sam Peter, Hasim Rahman, etc. They are still in good shape at 230-240. Nobody complained about Chisoras shape for the Vitali fight, for instance, but he was only a couple pounds lighter. Those guys have more of an American football build. The Klitschkos have more of a basketball build. Charr and Chisora have both been too overweight early in their pro career like the Fury fight, but, yeah, even in their best shape, they're heavy, heavy guys for their height. Tanks. Mitchell is naturally heavy but also has the American football training he's coming off of. Built and trained to be like that.
Great ****ogy on the football build vs. basketball build. It is spot on.

If you are unfamiliar with American football, Mitchell played a position, middle linebacker, in which his size and build is rather typical, especially at the elite level. He wants to be able to get his shoulder level low and drive through an opponent who is most likely running towards him.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:05 PM   #18
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Banks has lot's of fat and not very thick bones, and Mitchell has lot's of muscle, not a a lot of fat and very thick bones.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:22 PM   #19
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Banks looked flabby as hell. He's a natural cruiserweight. Looked like more of a trainer than a fighter. Seth Mitchell comes in shape, unlike a lot of other heavyweights.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:24 PM   #20
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:36 PM   #21
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Muscle weighs more then fat.


stupidest **** i've ever heard....

so tell me how a pound of fat weighs more than a pound of muscle
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:37 PM   #22
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stupidest **** i've ever heard....

so tell me how a pound of fat weighs more than a pound of muscle
Muscle tissue is denser than fatty tissue. So, the same volume of muscle will weigh more than the same volume of fat.

You are dividing using the wrong method.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:49 PM   #23
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Muscle tissue is denser than fatty tissue. So, the same volume of muscle will weigh more than the same volume of fat.

You are dividing using the wrong method.

a pound is a pound, period
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:01 PM   #24
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a pound is a pound, period
Even you can't be dumb enough to not grasp volume density.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:04 PM   #25
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Even you can't be dumb enough to not grasp volume density.
Yes he 'CAN.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:07 PM   #26
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it's simple. he is an athlete that stays in shape and takes his job seriously. the others are lazy fat asses
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:07 PM   #27
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Mass. Bone structure. Hes a thick dude
This.

Muscle may be heavier than fat, but bone is heavier than muscle. - and especially in black men in their 20's. Mitchell is not really very broad, so that weight MUST be primarily from dense bones.

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Here's a thought: Since Mitchell is obviously "thick-boned," that probably means he also has an extra-thick skull. So, does that mean he is less prone to a KO?

If so, that could even-out his slight lack of defensive movement, and make him more of a serious contender than many of us think.

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Old 11-16-2012, 08:16 PM   #28
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a pound is a pound, period
Agreed. However, we aren't debating that.

Take a shoe box. If you fill it up with iron it will be heavier than if you fill it up with cotton, right?

The same thing would happen if you filled the box with muscle tissue instead of fat. Muscle is more dense.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:19 PM   #29
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Just a theory with no scientific basis and with mitchell coming from a football background, seth never had to "make weight" in his entire athletic career. He never had to burn an ounce of muscle unlike these other guys who have moved up from their teen yrs to adult. Maybe thats helped him pack dense muscle on his frame
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:11 PM   #30
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Apart from all the points made which i agree with, images on TV are deceptive, face to face Seth is stacked and looks every bit of 242lbs.
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