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Old 01-20-2013, 02:20 PM   #16
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I am inclined to think that he must have been 5' 8'', or he would have baeen almost Walcotesque in his proportions.

There, I invented a new word!
Congrats on the new word , but I think it should have two tees in it.

In 1919, 43 years old Sharkey ,cauliflower ear and all, married 19 years old film actress Rita Gardner.

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Old 01-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #17
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Sharkey looks as wide as he is tall.
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This is a very interesting photo. this makes Sharkey just over one brick shorter than Jeffries, doesnt it? (i sure hope it is sharkey and jeffries). How does this sit with the reported sizes of fighters? about 3 inches different?
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:18 PM   #18
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One brick? For the love of god that's nearly two bricks...
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:24 PM   #19
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One brick? For the love of god that's nearly two bricks...
14 bricks equals a metre.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:15 PM   #20
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In 1919, 43 years old Sharkey ,cauliflower ear and all, married 19 years old film actress Rita Gardner.

Go for it Sailor
Wow Sharkey had game i guess
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:13 AM   #21
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If Jim is 6' 1/2" then Sharkey isn't far off 5'8" in that photo. Looks like a 4-5 inch difference between them.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:26 AM   #22
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Greb was probably taller than 5'8
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:41 AM   #23
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Greb was probably taller than 5'8
I doubt it.

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:38 PM   #24
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And then you can imagine Sharkey next to Greb and you see the height disparity

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Old 10-10-2013, 03:53 PM   #25
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Sharkey looks to me to be built even stronger than Jeffries, though he was significantly shorter. Look at those legs, huge calves and thighs, and very strong lats as well.

Imagine how his build would look if he trained on a modern weight lifting program?
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:55 PM   #26
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Sharkey looks so much stockier than Marciano who was 5'10" or so and around a similar weight. His height must have been no greater than 5'7".
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:57 PM   #27
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Look at those legs, huge calves and thighs, and very strong lats as well.
Refering to the many old pics of him easily found with a google image search...
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:28 PM   #28
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Sharkey looks to me to be built even stronger than Jeffries, though he was significantly shorter. Look at those legs, huge calves and thighs, and very strong lats as well.

Imagine how his build would look if he trained on a modern weight lifting program?
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:46 AM   #29
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Both Sharkey and Jeffries must have shrunk.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:49 PM   #30
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jeffries is 6'2", if tom is 5'8" it looks right.
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