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Old 10-07-2007, 07:11 AM   #1
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Default All time build's / tale of the tapes.

Anyone care to list some? Here's Jeffries.

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Old 10-07-2007, 07:44 AM   #2
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are we talking about the physical measurements of heavyweights?
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:41 AM   #3
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are we talking about the physical measurements of heavyweights?
Any fighter. Could be the old Joe Walcott.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:23 AM   #4
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Anyone care to list some? Here's Jeffries.

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Side question, when was this picture taken?
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:17 AM   #5
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Any fighter. Could be the old Joe Walcott.
Barbados Joe was 5' 1'' yet he had a 17'' neck and 42'' chest.

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Old 10-07-2007, 11:56 AM   #6
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Do any films of the fights of Barbados Joe Walcott exist? He was rather short, but strong and had a remarkable record. It would be interesting to watch him in action.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:14 PM   #7
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Do any films of the fights of Barbados Joe Walcott exist? He was rather short, but strong and had a remarkable record. It would be interesting to watch him in action.
Sadly there is no film of this little maestro. We have to reconstruct his style from newspaper acounts.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:15 PM   #8
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Do any films of the fights of Barbados Joe Walcott exist? He was rather short, but strong and had a remarkable record. It would be interesting to watch him in action.
Yes. Walcott can be seen as an old man hitting heavy bag, or in interview when he was a janitor in Madison Square Garden.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:21 PM   #9
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Barbados Joe was 5' 1'' yet he had a 17'' neck and 42'' chest.

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If hes 5'1 theres no way thats a 17 inch neck and 42inch chest. The neck and chest would be far more apparent on his dimensions
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:27 PM   #10
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If hes 5'1 theres no way thats a 17 inch neck and 42inch chest. The neck and chest would be far more apparent on his dimensions
I can produce contemporary sources quoting those dimensions. The National Police Gazette and the Brooklyn Eagle both list those figures.
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Old 10-07-2007, 12:28 PM   #11
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If hes 5'1 theres no way thats a 17 inch neck and 42inch chest. The neck and chest would be far more apparent on his dimensions
These are Walcott's measurements. He was a pit bull of a man.

Jeffries had a 50 inch expanded chest.
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Old 10-07-2007, 01:04 PM   #12
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Here's a pic of Walcott when he was a janitor.
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Old 10-07-2007, 01:08 PM   #13
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They might well have had those measurements but they don't look like it,
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Old 10-07-2007, 02:29 PM   #14
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Here are some more measurements..

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Old 10-07-2007, 03:23 PM   #15
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Sadly there is no film of this little maestro. We have to reconstruct his style from newspaper acounts.
WRONG, I have film of him talking as a old man, talking about his run as a fighter. Take that.
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