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Old 05-30-2012, 10:51 AM   #1
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I'm 6'2 and right now I'm a LHW but when I do start fighting matches I want to start at middleweight and looking for some examples of boxers who were around my height and fought at middleweight
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Pavlik
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:53 AM   #3
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Andy Lee (6'2'').

Ronald Hearns (6'4''?).

I'd say the median height range for MW's is 5'10''-6'0''. . For WW's it's about 5'8''. For LHW it's 6'0'' - 6'3''.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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Pavlik
Paul Williams
Never heard of Paul Williams until you mentioned him but damn what a tragic end to his career. And he even fought at welterweight.

I wonder what kind of insane things he had to do to make weight
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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Never realized Pavlik was so damn tall!
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:57 AM   #6
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Andy Lee (6'2'').

Ronald Hearns (6'4''?).

I'd say the median height range for MW's is 5'10''-6'0''. . For WW's it's about 5'8''. For LHW it's 6'0'' - 6'3''.
Im pretty sure Ronald is 6'3
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Never heard of Paul Williams until you mentioned him but damn what a tragic end to his career. And he even fought at welterweight.

I wonder what kind of insane things he had to do to make weight
He was just a natural bean pole. He had to eat to make MW.
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never realized pavlik was so damn tall!
6' 2.5"
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:06 AM   #9
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Barkley, Hopkins, Nunn, Taylor and Tommy Hearns were all about 6'1, I think.
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I'm 6'2 and right now I'm a LHW but when I do start fighting matches I want to start at middleweight and looking for some examples of boxers who were around my height and fought at middleweight
I'm the same height as you and been around middleweight most of my life. When I was 20 I could probably have made welter

Now, I'm in my early 30'ies and could still make smw if I had to fight.

Bernard Hopkins is 6.1 and a good example of a tall middleweight. Plenty of beanpoles out there in boxing - Antonio DeMarco is another example of a fighter who is quite tall for his weight (though not a mw).
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hosea burton is a middle and 6'4! needs to eat man.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #12
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Darren Barker is about 6'1

Bare in mind though, under the asumption you are an amateur boxer, most of these guys have the benefit of a 24 hr weigh in.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #13
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I'm 6.3 and currently weigh 154 pounds. Im a beanpole haha. But would struggle to get up to lhw, would be more suited to mw perfect if I was in fight shape.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:31 PM   #14
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Didn't the Russians send some 6'6" middleweight to the Olympics in 2000?
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:33 PM   #15
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Didn't the Russians send some 6'6" middleweight to the Olympics in 2000?
Yes but he never got to compete as he failed a steroid test, he and his bro are going quite well today as pro's though
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