Chris Byrd is making a comeback ... at middleweight (delusional)

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  1. _Scott_

    _Scott_ Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Chris Byrd is making a comeback at age 50, he trimmed down to middleweight and is motivated to win a world title.

    He posted some videos on his IG. He looks like a corpse, zero power and slow as molasses...

    Can someone tell him this is an horrible idea?

     
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  2. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The ****? He the Benjamin Buttons of boxing or something?
    How the hell is he 160lbs now at age 50?
     
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  3. Brighton bomber

    Brighton bomber Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Can't wait for his 2030 comeback at featherweight, lol.

    Obviously nuts, as he's gotten lower in weight he's only gotten worse, usually fighters move up in weight when they age and slow to fight slower opponents where their decline in speed isn't such a factor. Him benjamin buttoning his way down the weight classes isn't ever going to work.
     
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    Lol beat me to it with the Benjamin Button reference.
     
  5. Badbot

    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I checked him out and he looks like a crazy vegan.
    Well that's because he actually is a Vegan.
    His body is deteriorating and so is his mind. Veganism is cancer.
     
  6. UniversalPart

    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    His legs are completely gone. I just saw his IG videos.

    Once those legs go and flexibility in ankles and knees disappear, you are a sitting duck.
     
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    UniversalPart Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    He looks ill. His neck muscles have completely gone. He has that turkey neck syndrome.
     
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    _Scott_ Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I also read he got both his hips and shoulders replaced..

    Went full vegan indeed... doesnt look healthy
     
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    Badbot Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    :lol: We found someone De La Hoya could beat.
     
  10. Chuck Norris

    Chuck Norris Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Byrd was always a blown up light heavyweight, but come on man. Fighting at 50?
     
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    Chuck Norris Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I kinda wanna see Sergio vs Byrd. :lol:
     
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  12. Mike_b

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    Isn't it common knowledge that fighters do worse when they go down in weight class? Also the legs are the first thing to go then the reflexes, oh my.
     
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    It can't be done - he needs to learn from history and the countless who have tried this and failed already. Alternatively, he could have a chat with Anthony Mundine who reduced down in weight from a world class and championship-level SMW to an average MW and a rubbish JMW after a hip injury ruined his mobility, requiring him to change his style. If he does make the weight he'll be enfeebled, have lost the 'relative' power he had at the higher weight and on expending energy, because the stresses placed on the body, requires more time to recoup. Its horrific to have to try and fight like that, in spurts only as if the opponent has any nous, they know that there are periods when Byrd will be unable to put on offense. Punch resistance also gets diminished. This weight reduction sounds feasible in theory, but in reality it usually ends up in being crushed by spectacular kayo and this goes double at his advanced age.
     
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    now this would be a great competitive fight, him against RJJ at cruiserweight! it would be very even, both are shot, but at least its not Mike Tyson
     
  15. POTUS

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    This does not look Ill. I'd rather be this than obese. He's in good shape, let him be happy. I'm 20 years younger & 40 pounds heavier but wouldn't mind looking like that at 50. I agree though, should not box, those days are done. Probably just living his best life, probably misses the limelight after reminiscing the past. He has to move on though!!


    He said he ate like a Pig to be a heavyweight. Bad food 24/7. He is much better off mow.
     
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