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Old 05-02-2013, 06:56 PM   #121
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I also reckon it's a common phenomenon that people perceive 5'10" as 6', 5'8" as 5'10" etc, because EVERYONE lies about their height, it's just human nature.
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I also reckon it's a common phenomenon that people perceive 5'10" as 6', 5'8" as 5'10" etc, because EVERYONE lies about their height, it's just human nature.
I believe the heights. I think what happens is that people meet the boxer when they are at a dinner or years later and they are either slouching or older. They do get shorter when they get older, and when they slouch that makes them shorter also.. When a guy is measured he usually stands straight up.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:19 PM   #123
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I also reckon it's a common phenomenon that people perceive 5'10" as 6', 5'8" as 5'10" etc, because EVERYONE lies about their height, it's just human nature.
I go by what I was last measured at, which is 5'8. Every time I've seen Marvin in person, he's been about an inch taller than me.

Marvin is most definitely about 5'9.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:34 PM   #124
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Laughable that someone previously said De La Hoya was 5, 9" or a bit less.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #125
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I go by what I was last measured at, which is 5'8. Every time I've seen Marvin in person, he's been about an inch taller than me.

Marvin is most definitely about 5'9.
i love that you have seen in him person numerous of times. fairplay, when im getting milk n papers and i bump into old marv he is a bit taller than me.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:07 PM   #126
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Laughable that someone previously said De La Hoya was 5, 9" or a bit less.
He is
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If De La Hoya is 5, 9" or a bit less than Hagler must be 5, 6" or 5, 7".

Soon we'll have Hagler down to 5, 3" lol.
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If De La Hoya is 5, 9" or a bit less than Hagler must be 5, 6" or 5, 7".

Soon we'll have Hagler down to 5, 3" lol.
At this rate Pacquiao will be a legal midget, Lennox Lewis is only 6' flat, and Humberto Gonzalez regularly has to pole vault to get up onto a sidewalk.
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At this rate Pacquiao will be a legal midget, Lennox Lewis is only 6' flat, and Humberto Gonzalez regularly has to pole vault to get up onto a sidewalk.
I haven't even stripped as much as 2 inches off any boxer's listed height, but exaggerate away.

If you want to believe that all listed heights are legit in a sport that is so much about promotion, hype and intimidation, well-that's pretty naive.

I would've thought it was pretty clear that there were often discrepancies between listed heights and what you see in the ring. Ask yourself, what's more likely- someone overstating or understating their height?

Also, when you look at the supposed heights and weights of boxers compared to other athletes and just humans generally, you'd think half of them were anorexic. It makes sense that some are a little shorter than claimed.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:06 AM   #131
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If De La Hoya is 5, 9" or a bit less than Hagler must be 5, 6" or 5, 7".

Soon we'll have Hagler down to 5, 3" lol.
How tall does Hagler look next to 5'10" Tyson?

Do you think ODLH is taller than Tyson????
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:21 AM   #132
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Hopkins, 6, 1" Hagler, 5, 9" and De La Hoya 5, 10".
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:27 AM   #133
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:43 AM   #134
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I haven't even stripped as much as 2 inches off any boxer's listed height, but exaggerate away.

If you want to believe that all listed heights are legit in a sport that is so much about promotion, hype and intimidation, well-that's pretty naive.

I would've thought it was pretty clear that there were often discrepancies between listed heights and what you see in the ring. Ask yourself, what's more likely- someone overstating or understating their height?

Also, when you look at the supposed heights and weights of boxers compared to other athletes and just humans generally, you'd think half of them were anorexic. It makes sense that some are a little shorter than claimed.
I go by knowing my exact height and the famous fighters that I've met and/or stood very close to, which is a long, long list. The fighters aren't walking around in platform shoes. 9 times out of 10 when I've seen them they were in sneakers or flip flops. A few of them in dress shoes.

Marvin Hagler
Thomas Hearns
Ray Leonard
Larry Holmes
Lennox Lewis
Ron Lyle
Earnie Shavers
Mickey Ward
Mark Breland
Alexis Arguello
Mike Tyson
Julio Cesar Chavez
Sergio Martinez
James Buddy McGirt
Deontay Wilder
Gerry Cooney
Michael Moorer
Vito Antuofermo
Ray Mercer
etc, etc, etc, etc....

The only one who didn't look as tall as he's listed is Deontay Wilder, who's listed at 6'7 or 6'8, but even then he was still obviously taller than 6'5.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:48 AM   #135
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Hagler, 5, 9" and Hatton, 5, 6"............Bang on here.
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