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Old 12-08-2011, 04:26 AM   #1
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Default Povetkin Ain't 6'2"

A year ago I was ringside for his bout against Nicolai Firtha on the Huck vs. Lebedev undercard and stood right next to him when he walked into the ring. I'm precisely 6'0" tall and noticed he was barely taller than me. In fact, he wasn't taller at all but he didn't walk fully upright either, to be fair. Povetkin is 6'1" at best although I reckon he's even closer to 6'½".

He'd be ridiculously undersized versus a Klit. Even moreso than Adamek. Well, unlike Adamek Povetkin has solid skills at HW but at 6'1" you're simply not going to beat a prime Wlad or any version of Vitali.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:29 AM   #2
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Did you measure the heel on your shoes though?

Perhaps you were wearing platforms and can't remember......
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:29 AM   #3
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Boxers lie about their height all the time nowdays. Tyson would be 6`2 if he started today
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:46 AM   #4
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Size doesn't matter... (that's what my shrink says anyways)
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:01 AM   #5
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Size doesn't matter... (that's what my wife says anyways)
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:08 AM   #6
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Did you measure the heel on your shoes though?

Perhaps you were wearing platforms and can't remember......
I wore flat sneakers. Since then I've been to the Max Schmeling Halle a couple of times and let me tell you there's no elevated platform down there where I stood. The crowd shaped a tunnel from the entrance to the ring and I could've literally spit him in the face. If I remember correctly I got some pics or even vids on my iPhone of that fight night.
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Old 12-08-2011, 05:16 AM   #7
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All boxers/boxers PR people exaggerate their height except the Klitschkos, who undersell it.
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Old 12-08-2011, 06:58 AM   #8
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All boxers/boxers PR people exaggerate their height except the Klitschkos, who undersell it.
yeah it's kind of funny how Wlad says he is 6'5". He is probably a hair under 6'7" really. Probably 90% of guys lie about their height, or give it with them wearing their big chunky shoes.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:11 AM   #9
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yeah it's kind of funny how Wlad says he is 6'5". He is probably a hair under 6'7" really. Probably 90% of guys lie about their height, or give it with them wearing their big chunky shoes.
I think Wlad actually is 6'5 although is listed by most as 6'6.

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What's Haye? 6'3 or there abouts. I'm not seeing more than a 2 inch difference here. Wlad has almost an extra 1 inch in hair length over Haye as well.


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Vitali though seems a lot closer to the 6'7 he's usually listed as by most.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:27 AM   #10
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no need to make a thread about it lol

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Old 12-08-2011, 07:40 AM   #11
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I think Wlad actually is 6'5 although is listed by most as 6'6.

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What's Haye? 6'3 or there abouts. I'm not seeing more than a 2 inch difference here. Wlad has almost an extra 1 inch in hair length over Haye as well.
Hmm, no more than two inches? you're definitely trolling

Haye isn't 6'3, but if he was, from that picture, Wlad is 6'7/6'8, which he isn't
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:44 AM   #12
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A lot of boxers height isnt correct, I was watching foireman vs quawi the other day and no way was the guy 5.5 he seems taller than that.
Same with mike being 5.10 instead of 6 and wlad being 6.7 rather than 6.5
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:49 AM   #13
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These photoshoots say nothing tbh, its when they enter the ring where you can really see the size difference.
Usually in Klitschko fights they are wearing flat shoes and the opposing fighter is on lifts so the difference does not seem as radicial.
Remember how Arreola did not look that much shorter than Vit untill they actually got in the ring?
Same with Wlad and Haye once they got in the ring.
Now they did the opposite with Haye vs Fraudley, they put A-Bumb on lifts to make him seem like a giant when the difference in the ring was really just a inch or so.

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Mind you Wlad is a good bit taller than Audley.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:51 AM   #14
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Hmm, no more than two inches? you're definitely trolling

Haye isn't 6'3, but if he was, from that picture, Wlad is 6'7/6'8, which he isn't
Well if Haye's less than 6'3 than Wlad must be much shorter. From that picture if you put a ruler across from the top of Haye's head to Wlad then it's just above Wlad's eyebrow.

Now here comes the science part.
Then you have to factor in that Wlad is likely to have a slight added bit of extra height from wearing suit shoes that tend to have a heel. That would be counter balanced by Haye likely wearing trainers with air in them though. Plus Wlad's extra 1 inch in height from his hair.

There is no more than a 2 or 3 inches maximum difference in size.
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:53 AM   #15
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Hotlink that second pic, it's huge!

They definitely play around with angles

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However some pics are pretty telling, espesh when Wlad is consistantly the same size compared to Davey Boy

Wlad has consistently looked over 6'5

And Haye has never looked 6'3
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