Best Physiques in Boxing History ?

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  1. Turnip mk3

    Turnip mk3 Member Full Member

    Feb 6, 2021
  2. Oddone

    Oddone Bermane Stiverne's life coach. Full Member

    Aug 18, 2019
    Tyson Fury and Andy Ruiz Jr at the time he beat AJ. You may not like it but that is what a peak physical specimen looks like.

    Time for me to go hit the buffet, be champ in no time.
  3. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    Yellow- Look as the alpha male Ken Norton courts his woman, artistic almost as if all those muscles are a thousand peacock feathers soon the mating ritual will begin thank you for this lesson Big Ken.
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  4. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    This thread is a little fruity for a boxing forum.

    Why don't you check out

    You can shamelessly admire muscle men all you want there with other eager simps.
  5. roughdiamond

    roughdiamond Ridin' the rails... Full Member

    Jul 25, 2015
    Yellow. We all know that bodybuilders can't punch, but what if they can? Here he throws to the body, his muscles contracting tightly into the infinite flow state where we see the results of studying Conor's mating rituals, sheer artistry in brutality, he maintains eye contact surely showing his fierceness the likes has never been seen except in the minds of true fighting kings, practised an almost infinite amount of times he rises to the level, glorious so in the combat. He can punch, it's body mechanics connected to the infinite.
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  6. Rafaman

    Rafaman Active Member Full Member

    Jun 26, 2015
    So many.
    Jeff Lacy - very lean, good lines and shape. Huge arms.
    Mike Tyson - bull like neck. Thick torso and has that powerful look most gym junkies would die for.
    Juan Urango - looks like a Chinese weightlifter. Upper body was massive for only 140lbs.
    Robin Reid - had that shredded male model "beach body" look
    David Haye - Tall and ripped
    Timothy Bradley - with his skin you get that ultra peeled look that the bodybuilders talk about. Easily one of the greatest abs we have seen in boxing.
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  7. Journeyman92

    Journeyman92 Resident Gadfly Full Member

    Sep 22, 2021
    T h a n k

    Y o u

    F o r

    T h i s

    L e s s o n
  8. catchwtboxing

    catchwtboxing Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    I think you hit it on the head.

    Mike Weaver too.
  9. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Aug 2, 2013
    Eubank and Bruno!
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  10. JackSilver

    JackSilver Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 24, 2017
    Brit bodybuilders Bruno and Joshua are the Mr Olympias of boxing.
  11. Greb & Papke 707

    Greb & Papke 707 Active Member Full Member

    Apr 9, 2019
  12. Flo_Raiden

    Flo_Raiden Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    Harold Johnson and Mike Weaver have bodies shaped like Greek Gods. Both their nicknames are “Hercules.”
  13. Pugguy

    Pugguy Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 22, 2021
    Fruity?, Like it’s raining men fruity…..LOL!

    To be fair, when it strikes them, commentators, experts, historians etc. have always made comment re the more outstanding physical attributes of fighters as they’ve perceived them. It simply goes with the territory.

    Though, I’ve gotta say, even allowing for different times, Jack London’s detailed physical descriptions of Jeffries prior to facing Johnson were disturbingly OTT, as if he was swooning as he wrote, yielding to different calling besides that of the Wild OR perhaps actually in deference to another Wild, that being Wild(e), first name Oscar. Haha. Never mind.

    Also, I don’t know how many 1900s fighters upon their examinations were deemed to posses unprecedented physiques and conditioning never before upheld by any another fighter before them. Hyperbole much? Nah.

    Moving to mod. times, Foreman OFTEN waxed lyrical (gushed?) over the “physical specimen” that was Ken Norton though in the ring George himself made Ken look somewhat lean by comparison.

    Talking functionality, save for height, Liston could’ve just as easily have been genetically bred for boxing. Ready to fight, straight out of the laboratory, crush, kill, destroy!

    Big Cat was put together that much better but possessed similar core attributes perfect for boxing, including XL reach and mitts. I tend to think side by side, Norton might’ve paled next to Cleve also.
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  14. cross_trainer

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

    Jun 30, 2005
    Looking at fighters' physiques is somewhat relevant to boxing history if you're using it as a supplement to studying the evolution of strength and conditioning methods over time.

    But I don't know about just listing shapely fighters in some kind of non-bodybuilding physique competition. What are the standards, even?
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  15. red corner

    red corner Active Member banned Full Member

    Oct 9, 2021
    In general yes. But the are some exceptions. If you go far back, James J Jeffries wore a virtual suit of armor ( when he was in shape ) in the ring. Some guys look really strong and some are just plain strong. He was both.