Actual physical anomalies that helped fighters win

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  1. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    Baby Azimedhi (or however you spell it) had a massive head for his weight and was an exceptionally durable man as did and so was Jake LaMotta and I honestly think Ali’s watermelon kept him upright but as a bias watermelon head myself you must consider that Hagler, Ray Robinson and Toney had little heads before you trust me.
     
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  2. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Well, that’s one hot mess.

    I was also going to ask some questions about Monobrow McTavish but I’ll leave that for another day in order to allow time for me to digest the info you’ve just provided.
     
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  3. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Here we go ..
     
  4. he grant

    he grant Historian/Film Maker Full Member

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    Yes but ever other on had him at 83 plus , every one so there you go ..
     
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  5. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

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    I am 5ft8 with a 79 inch wing span. I actually just walk around on my hands they hang so low.
     
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  6. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Wonder what it is about Sonny Liston, that has so much myth and intrigue about him?
    Just about everything about him and his life,some mystery.
     
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  7. Seamus

    Seamus Proud Kulak Full Member

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    US Nordic skiier Bill Koch had a resting heart rate close to 30. He would routinely train at 200 bpm for over an hour. Freak.
     
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  8. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It’s often been observed that I have short arms and long pockets. I don’t get it.

    My arm length is fine and in perfect proportion. As to my pocket length, as if it matters, how would they even know?
     
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  9. Richmondpete

    Richmondpete Real fighters do road work Full Member

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    I just checked mine is the same as Haglers
     
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  10. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I am unsure if the first part is a joke or not.
    Because it is more than very unusual to have a +11" ape factor.
    It is extremely rare.
    Likely rarer than being a true 7' or more-& there are only 2800 of those in the world.
    And nobody that short has had such a discrepancy between height & wingspan, ever.
     
  11. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

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    How do you know? No measurement was provided, & you cannot tell just by looking or feeling.
     
  12. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Liston was good, but no "Tire Iron" Jones Full Member

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    I don't actually have a torso. My upper body is just a pair of 90" arms meeting at a shared shoulder joint, with a head on top.
     
  13. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

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    We are all God’s children. You have been specifically built for a special, higher purpose. I’m just not sure what that purpose might be.

    Per your description, it seems you might resemble my kid’s early attempts to draw people, stick figure style.

    My kids were big on long arms and legs but weren’t particularly fussed about shoulders and torsos. I mean, who needs ‘em anyway?

    I don’t mean my kids btw.
     
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  14. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Then maybe you can be the Greatest Boxer Ever.
    I am assuming your lower body is normal, since you made no mention of it.
    Which means that your hips/top of pelvis must narrow to that shoulder joint, & your predicted height would be around 4' tall.
    Calculating an average outseam measurement, & assuming you have as your words implied no neck at all.
    If so that would effectively limit ocular perception to rotating your lower body, but the advantage may far outweigh the limitation, since presumably your head would be fused to the itself fused shoulder girdle, so it would be extremely tough to move your brain around in your head given such ironclad connections.

    AND since you cannot be hit below the belt, you have no vulnerabilities to body shots whatsoever.
    Also it is very difficult for guys to punch down as effectively, while you have the wingspan advantage over virtually anyone.

    I am thinking if JM wanted to say he walked on his hands-presumably not upside down-he should have gone with 5'8" with a 99" wingspans-then they would be very near the ground.
    There is no perfect arm length, Leonardo's Golden Ratio only describes most people.
    For many athletic purposes, long arms are better.
     
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  15. Journeyman92

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    Something wicked comes this way….
     
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