Chris Byrd's Health Situation: Article

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  1. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Active Member Full Member

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    What is absurd about my comment. He is a small guy that competed well above his natural weight. How is that hard for you to understand.
     
  2. Charlietf

    Charlietf Active Member Full Member

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    but what have this of innovative or surprising .?
    Everybody here knew that byrd was not a hw so you are the one saying obvious and well known things
     
  3. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Active Member Full Member

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    Alright Buddy. I get it your bored and feel like trying to argue with someone. How about we just go our separate ways **** munch.
     
  4. Charlietf

    Charlietf Active Member Full Member

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    Lol don't be mad man .don't take it into account I'm in bed with diarrhea sick like hell
     
  5. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Active Member Full Member

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    I'm not mad but hearing that you are ****ting yourself gives me some joy. Just kidding. I hope you feel better.
     
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  6. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Chris Byrd is a classic steroid abuser. The guy was a 165-pound middleweight in the amateurs. He turned pro as a super middleweight, which was totally natural, suddenly BALLOONED (and I mean ballooned - like he'd sucked on an air hose) up to heavyweight two fights later. When his heavyweight career was over, after his loss to Povetkin, suddenly, like in a matter of months, he dropped down to the low 170s (a couple pounds over his amateur weight) again.

    Now, he's got joint and hip problems, and leg pain, which is an EXHIBIT A side effect of taking steroids for a long period of time (a dozen years).

    Very good boxer. But the sudden swelling of his frame, and the dramatic deflating, and now the joint and hip problems, are tell-tale signs of athletes from a lot of sports in the 90s and early 2000s who abused steroids.

    Most people only know Byrd as a heavyweight. But I remember being totally shocked when they showed his fight with Waxxem Fikes on the USA network after he turned pro.

    Byrd looked like Bob Foster in the amateurs. All of a sudden, he's got a barrel chest and he's knocking out heavyweights. It was bizarre.

    He mentioned Loma in that article. If Loma showed up for his third or fourth pro fight with a barrel chest knocking out light heavyweights, nobody would've just shrugged their shoulders and said "oh well" like they did with Byrd.
     
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  7. AwardedSteak863

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    Chris Byrd was never a power punching muscle bound heavyweight. I'm not buying the steroid thing with him and I think it's silly to jump to that conclusion. Sure he could have competed at super middle or lightheavy but he chose not to cut weight and instead bulked up that doesn't mean he was doing steroids. Plenty of guys in the old days like Henry Armstrong and Micky Walker competed above there natural weight and they weren't on steroids.

    I venture to say his body is breaking down because boxing is a hard sport on your body. I had over 60 amauter fights and never competed as a pro and I have all kinds of problems with my knees, ankles and hands. Most of my injuries came from training. I got like Byrd had 300 amauter fights plus countless sparring sessions on top of competing as a high level pro.
     
  8. Dubblechin

    Dubblechin Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Sure it is.

    If James DeGale, Anthony Agogo, Gennady Golovkin, Ryota Murata or any other Olympic middleweight medalist had showed up for their third pro fight as a heavyweight and were knocking out 230 pound heavyweights in their fourth pro fight ... I think red flags would be raised.

    And then, at the end of their heavyweight careers, if they, within months, dropped back down to the 170s and remained down in weight in retirement, I don't think there would be much discussion.

    But Chris Byrd is a nice guy, and he's retired, so nobody cares.
     
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