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Old 12-15-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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Default Short heavyweights?

Hello again, I have yet another question for the Classic Boxing Forum. Were there any successful short heavyweights that did not have tremendous punching power? All the successful short heavys hit like a ton of bricks e.g. Marciano, Frazier, Tyson, Tua.

Can any of you guys name some short heavyweights that didn't have freakish power but had good careers?
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:28 PM   #2
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what do you define as small eg 6 foot ??
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:29 PM   #3
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I'll throw in 5' 7" (maybe a 1/2" taller) Albert Westphal.

Very medoicre, but did achieve a Top 10 rating in 1961 and early-1962.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:43 PM   #4
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I'd say short is under 6'1.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
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For Awhile in the 70's Little Bob Stallings crept into the Heavyweight Rankings
he held victories over a trio of Big Punching names in Al Blue Lewis, Big Mac Foster and Earnie Shavers. it seems for awhile Bob appeared to know how to handle Big Single-shot Merchants.
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:04 PM   #6
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Mickey Walker, Thad Spencer, Bob Pastor, Orlin Norris. Chris Byrd in recent times (6 feet is fairly short considering his opposition). James Toney.
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:10 PM   #7
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Shotgun Sheldon,,,,,,,,,Muhammad Ali sparring partner
Leroy Green,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Sonny Liston sparring partner
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:50 PM   #8
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Mickey Walker, Thad Spencer, Bob Pastor, Orlin Norris. Chris Byrd in recent times (6 feet is fairly short considering his opposition). James Toney.
Yeah these guys, Buster Mathis Jr, not a bad fighter, couldnt crack an egg.
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:08 PM   #9
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A spoiler and slickster, Jimmy Bivins at 5'9" was at one point the #1 Heavyweight in the World, and a top 10 regular most of his long career. He had the wingspan of someone like 6'4" though...so I'd say that helped him out.
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:29 PM   #10
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Was going to say Jerry Quarry but then I'd probably say his power was arguably up there with say Fraziers - certainly didn't seem much between them whatsoever in the fights - how tall was Gene Tunney 6'1" does he count - I certainly wouldn't put him in their bracket power wise - but then Tunney's heavyweight career was somewhat limited to say the least? Ez Charles - wouldn't put his power at the tremendous level of say Tyson or Marciano's - he was 6ft and he had a really great heavyweight career - 6ft Walcott I would say was a tremendous puncher (at least he seemed to match power for power with Marciano) so he's out - Tommy Burns could lick but I would'nt class his power anywhere near Marciano or Tyson's or Tua's - Burns had a very good heavyweight career
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Old 12-15-2010, 07:39 PM   #11
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You won't find many 200lb + short guys who can't bang.
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Patterson was feather-fisted.
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:35 AM   #13
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Patterson was feather-fisted.
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Tommy burns ....
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:44 PM   #15
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Mickey Walker and Tommy Burns are both prety bad calls.

They were like wrecking balls against big limited fighters.
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